Apple Rhubarb Pie

A few weeks ago, I was lamenting over not buying some beautiful rhubarb when I had the chance. I really wanted to make an apple rhubarb pie, but ended up with an apple slab pie instead.  Still, the rhubarb lingered. I went to a few different markets searching for rhubarb without luck. Until one day,…

Blueberry Galette with Cornmeal Crust

It’s Labor Day which means berry season is coming to an end and apple season is about to begin.  I wanted to take advantage and make one last berry dessert for a Labor Day bar-b-que with this blueberry galette with cornmeal crust.  I’ve been so into galettes this year.  They’re easy to throw together, they…

Salted Maple Pie

The last time I was in Detroit, I went to a new bakery called Sister Pie.  I fell in love with the place immediately.  Unfortunately, I arrived minutes before the shop was closing and had a very limited selection of pie slices to choose from.  One of them was a salted maple pie.  I couldn’t…

Blueberry Slab Pie with Cornmeal Crust

This has been my summer of fruit!  I made a vow that I would bake more with fruit this summer and so far I’ve stuck with it.  While I was at Trader Joe’s the other day, buying ingredients for another recipe and a few snacks, I saw a huge beautiful box of blueberries.  I decided…

Sister Pie

  I’ve heard a lot about Sister Pie and wanted to take advantage while I was in town.  It’s a really cute pie shop tucked away in the middle on Indian Village.  We arrived only 15 minutes before the shop closed so our selection of buying pie by the slice was limited. Our options were…

Banoffee Pie

I first had banoffee pie last summer at Duke’s Grocery in DC. I really went to try their Brunchie burger, which was fantastic and my friend and I decided to split dessert. I must admit that I’m not a huge fan of bananas. I love banana breads, cakes etc., but not desserts that have chunks…

Strawberry Basil Pie

My goal this year was to make at least one fruit dessert in the month that it’s in season.  This month is strawberry and rhubarb month. I will be honest.  I really only like my strawberries three ways: dipped in chocolate, in jam form on a bagel with cream cheese, or in a pop tart. …

Bourbon Pecan Pie

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a requested dessert. Most of the time I bake things as experiments, testing them out on friends and coworkers, but this is different. Every Thanksgiving, my office requests that I make pecan pie for our potluck, friends and family ask me to make one for…

Butternut Squash Pie

I have a friend who loves pies. I think if he could eat one pie a day and never gain weight, he would be a happy man. He’s also nominated me to be his chief pie maker, which is a bit of an honor and a curse. The pressure is always on for me to…

Double Crust Apple Pie

I couldn’t apple season go on any longer without making a double crust apple pie. I tried being a little adventurous with the apple bread pudding and apple pie biscuits, but sometimes, it’s nice sticking with the classics. My goal in life (one of many), is to make a flakey, buttery crust using a food…

Peach Melba Pie

I had a friend visiting during peach season who loved peach melba pies, so I decided to make one for him.   I’ve heard of peach melba, but I never knew what it was. It’s simply peaches with raspberries. It sounded like an interesting combination to me and I was looking forward to trying it. I couldn’t…

Concord Grape Pie

I made two peach pies about a month ago for a couple of friends. One was a peach melba with a lattice crust, and the other was a plain peach with a classic double crust. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take pictures of either pie, so I decided to make another lattice pie for the…