Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie by the Three Kitcheneers

I think a lot of people think of lemon meringue pie as a summer treat but that's a shame. Lemons are in season during the winter months and pies made now will be tastier than those made in July. Added bonus: even if you live in an area where citrus trees are not native, prices on citrus are lower during December, January and February than they are the rest of the year. Take advantage and make this creamy, buttery, fluffy pie.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Oreo and Peanut Butter Pie by Technicolor Kitchen

I made some brownies using Oreos recently and since then other Oreo treats have been catching my eye. This Oreo and Peanut Butter Pie by the incredible Technicolor Kitchen looks like a sure winner! Peanut butter, chocolate and an Oreo crust? I think that is the American dessert trifecta.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Almost Healthy Chocolate Amaretto Silk Pie by Baking with Booze

I love the niche blog so of course I have to share a recipe from Baking with Booze! They are devoted to sharing boozy recipes to the discerning public. I picked this pie to share because while it sounds decadent (chocolate! amaretto!) but it uses siken tofu to make it creamy versus cream and eggs. So, almost healthy! The crust has butter but if you substituted margarine or another nondairy fat, the whole pie could be vegan.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie by Pie on Sunday

Fairly new blog, Pie on Sunday's mission is "saving my family from a world without pie". A worthy mission if I ever heard one! She makes a pie every Sunday. On this particular Sunday she made a pie for her 7-year old's birthday. It sounds like the perfect pie for a little boy or anyone, really: full of nuts, rich with sugar and tossed with chocolate chips. One tip: don't pre-bake the crust!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Butternut Squash Pie with Sorghum Whipped Cream by The Runaway Spoon

The Runaway Spoon is a big butternut squash fan and looking at this pie, I can see why! Similar in texture to pumpkin or sweet potato, butternut squash also makes a great pie filling with its own unique flavor. She includes instructions on how to roast the squash which can be done the day before making the pie.

I have some sorghum in the cabinet I hauled back from Louisiana so I'm excited to see this clever use for it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gift Idea: Studio Oh Mini Box of Recipes, Pocket Pies

I came across this cute retro looking box of pie recipes and I think it would be the perfect gift for a pie-loving baker. It is available here.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes by Chocolate Moosey

I came across these cupcake on Google+. When I clicked through and saw that Carla described these cupcakes as tasting like pie crust, I was intrigued. Pie crust cupcakes! Why didn't I think of that? There is pumpkin in the batter and they are topped with whipped cream she cleverly tinted brown. The perfect pie-like addition to your holiday table.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chocolate-Vietnamese Coffee Tart by Angry Asian Creations

In my family we always serve a chocolate pie at Thanskgiving. It is my brother's favorite, often he has that pie instead of cake for his birthday, and I don't like pumpkin, the more traditional choice. So a good chocolate pie always catches my eye. In this case, we have a tart from Angry Asian Creations. She adapted it from a Bon App├ętit recipe and substituted a graham cracker crust for the one the original recipe called for and I think it was a great move. The graham would contrast nicely with the dark, rich chocolate and the spiced coffee. An ice box pie, this pie would be perfect for Thanksgiving, it needs to set up for at least 8 hours before serving.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Praline and Coconut-Pecan Crust by Gluten-Free Goddess

A reader asked if I could find a good gluten-free pumpkin pie for her to make this year. Of course I can! I think Gluten-Free Goddess is one of the best places for gluten-free recipes and I don't think this pie would disappoint. It has a coconut pecan crust and is topped with praline. The vegan filling is made creamy yet firm with the addition of cashew cream and coconut milk.

I can't imagine anyone would miss wheat in this pie!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Homemade Hostess Fruit Pies by the Cooking Photographer

Worried about the liquidation of Hostess? What does it mean for pies?? Luckily the Cooking Photographer is here to help with a recipe she promises uses real ingredients to recreate the mouthfeel and taste of the Hostess originals.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ginger Spice Sweet Potato Pie by Me!

It has been a week of sickness at the Rappaport house. Not fun but hopefully, we'll feel better before Thanksgiving! My mom is making two pies this year so I want to be able to enjoy that.

First,  I wanted to share an early recipe from Coconut & Lime for a sweet potato pie with a ginger-y twist. It is an awesome alternative to pumpkin pie while still feeling festive and autumnal.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Pie Mania by Cakespy

I'm super jealous my friend Jessie (of Cakespy fame), she got to go to Holiday Pie Mania in Sante Fe, NM! She got to try a ton of pies from various restaurants and all of the proceeds from the event went to charity. Talk about win-win.

All of the chefs shared their recipes so if you head to her post and see a pie you like, she'll share it with you.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie by Prevention RD

I knew I had to feature this pie once I saw it required you to make your own honeycomb candy. Honeycomb really isn't too difficult to make (If somewhat dramatic. Spoiler alert: it involves sudden foaming) and it tastes like crispy caramel. Honeycomb and honeycomb related treats like Australia's Violet Crumble bar are oddly under utilized here in the US which is a bit of a puzzler because 1. they are delicious and 2. it is candy. Americans love candy!

I'm trying to bring honeycomb to our shores one recipe at a time. Pairing it with what I think is one of  if not the most popular American flavors, peanut butter, is the perfect way to do that. The familiar and the novel all in one pie. Plus I think the creamy peanut butter would be a wonderful texture contrast with the crisp honeycomb.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess Pie by Love and Olive Oil

Yes, I know. Another chess pie. Given the frequency I've been coming across and posting about chess pies, I'm becoming convinced that there is some sort of chess pie fever going on. This one looks really good, though, it combines best buds chocolate and peanut butter to make something that looks pretty darn special without being too tricky to make. There is a peanut butter layer and what Lindsay describes as a "brownie batter" layer of chocolate on top. Perfect for a brownie lover or a peanut butter lover or anyone who loves over-the-top, rich desserts. Plus it is a great excuse to break out that springform pan you didn't know what to do with.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Jam Filled Hand Pies by Not Derby Pie

If you read Coconut & Lime you know I have a serious addiction to canning. I make tons of jam and pickles each year and have a whole free standing cabinet in my already cramped dining room devoted to what I can. What you might not know is that I don't actually eat jam that much. I don't eat it on toast, don't eat PB & J(am) sandwiches and while I like the idea of it swirled into yogurt, I generally get those Fage yogurt cups with the fruit well at Costco and eat those instead. But I like to make jam. A lot. So what I do is search for non sandwich, non yogurt and non toast ways to use up what seems like the billion of jars of jam I'm hoarding.

Enter the jam filled hand pie. Perfectly sized for one, and as Rivka says, no worries about runny filling or soggy crusts, jam hand pies are the solution to my problem. I bet they freeze well too.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie by the Novice Chef

I don't eat nearly enough sweet potatoes. I know they are better for you than regular potatoes and packed with vitamins and such but I just can't get into them as a side dish. I like to keep sweets out of my main meals in firmly in dessert. Luckily they are perfection in a tin when baked into a pie. This recipe starts off with steamed potatoes and then makes a custard out of them using buttermilk which I imagine adds a delicious tang to the filling. She then folds in egg whites which lighten the texture. The perfect alternative to pumpkin pie!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Savory Fig and Grape Tart by Kitchen Confidante

I am always amazed at how creative and beautiful some of the pies I come across are. How much patience must you have to layer so many figs and grapes in such an elegant pattern? More than I have, surely. Luckily this tart is as easy to make as it is lovely. The crust is puff pastry and it is topped with goat cheese and then the figs and grapes are arranged on top. A tart that is simple and impressive? Count me in.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Ice Box Pie by Scoop Adventures

Lindsay over at Scoop Adventures is a genius with ice cream (the classic partner of many a pie) and I am a huge fan of ice box pies so I was excited to see a recipe on her site that combined the two. I love how she used spice cookies to make the crumb crust instead of the more common graham crackers. How much flavor that must add! I also like how she doesn't use pumpkin pie spice (you know how I feel about that) but instead a mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup in the creamy pumpkin filling.

I think this would be the perfect pie for Thanksgiving since it can be made the day before with no ill effects.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Honey Apple Pie Pop Tarts by One Hungry Mama

Stacie of One Hungry Mama calls these pop tarts but we hungry pie fans know what they really are: hand pies! I have to say, I love hand pies. Not the packaged kind you find in gas stations so much but good, homemade hand pies are a work of art. They pack all of the deliciousness of a pie in a neat(ish), convenient package that, as Stacie points out, can be popped into a lunch bag or even the freezer for future consumption. Who wouldn't want a stash of homemade hand pies waiting for you whenever you got a yen? No one I'd like to know.

What really sets these particular hand pies apart is the glaze. I see so many hand pie recipes that skip the glaze and it is a true shame. It adds a bit of crackly sugary pop similar to coating you find on the aforementioned gas station pies but so much better.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Alyce's Step by Step Instructions for Making and Baking Pie

Alyce got in touch with me to offer her instructions for pie-making. Thanksgiving is freakishly early this year so I thought I'd share her post and recipe now so you can get a head start on pie planning. She takes you through making a rhubarb pie, but any filling would work. Don't just scroll to recipe though, she shares stories, thoughts and helpful ideas about pies as well. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mini Raw Banana Caramel Cream Pies by Fragrant Vanilla Cake

As you might have surmised by my postings thus far, I do not follow any sort of raw diet. Yet, when I came across this recipe on Fragrant Vanilla Cake, I couldn't wait to share it. A raw pie! And not raw in the "waiting to be baked" way but an actual supposed to be raw pie. Amy accomplishes this by topping a cashew coconut base with creamy beaten bananas and almond date maple caramel sauce and then piping on coconut filled vanilla cream. Wow! Who says raw food can't be decadent?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Southern Chocolate Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream by Urban Scared Garden

I've noticed an inadvertent theme to several of this week's pie posts: Southern pies! This chocolate pie was made by Jessica of Urban Sacred Garden who I had the good fortune to meet earlier this year at FoodBlog South. She originally made it for a Oscar party representing Minny's chocolate pie from The Help and judging from the comments she overheard, it was a winner. I love that is is topped by coconut whipped cream, coconut and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations but I know coconut can be polarizing so anyone who is a coconutaphobe can just leave it off.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Banoffee Pie by Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

Banoffee Pie is practically the official (sweet) pie of England. When I first mentioned starting a pie blog, a friend of ours in England said I absolutely must find a recipe for banoffee to share. I take my orders seriously so I've been on the look out for the ultimate banoffee pie. I think I found it at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice. A decadent mix of banana and cream topped with toffee this version is over-the-top with deliciousness.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oh My Pie: My Lil' Pie Maker

I am that person in the grocery store taking random pictures with my phone. This time I was minding my own business picking  up groceries for faux Thanksgiving and came across this oddity on an endcap. My Lil' Pie Maker. Oh my. I found this commercial that illuminates just why one needs what appears to be a large silicone cupcake mold and a cookie cutter to make the mini pies of your dreams. Making pies the old fashioned way is for chumps!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Transparent Pie by Boonie Foodie

I featured chocolate variation on chess pie earlier this week and thought I'd continue the trend with this transparent pie, which the Boonie Foodie says is "like chess pie but not". Kate shares her memories of growing up eating food that turned out to be regional (I can relate to that!) and not what every kid in the US grows up eating. Transparent pie is a Kentucky specialty. Unlike chess pie, transparent pie has cream in the filling making it even richer. Kate says the pie is toothachingly sweet, so eat it with some coffee or a tall glass of cold milk.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Caramelized Plums & Chocolate Pie by Biscuits and Such

Baltimore-based food blogger Elena at Biscuits and Such is leaving my fair city and moving to her beloved North Carolina so I thought it was the perfect time to share one of her lovely pies. She organized B'eat More Pie Fest here in Baltimore so she knows her pie! This is a version of chocolate chess pie that she takes to the next level by caramelizing Italian (I'm thinking prune) plums to top the pie. How beautiful those plums look! If you can't find plums, I think caramelizing some pears would work well.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pastel de Nata by Family Foodie

Ever once in a while I come across a pie that I haven't had before but once I've seen it, I get that "must have it now!" feeling. This is one of those pies. I can't say I've had a lot of Portuguese food but if it is all as tasty as this tart looks, sign me up! I love the look of the creamy custard and the fact that is baked on top of phyllo dough means it is perfect for beginners and people who just don't have the time to fuss with homemade dough. For extra foodie points, you could make your own phyllo dough.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Apple + Cranberry Pie with Cheddar-Cranberry Pie Crust by Coconut & Lime

I realized I didn't share a link to the recipe of the pie I entered in the contest when someone emailed me asking about it. Sorry about that! I've been in a haze of Thanksgiving menu planning and recipe testing.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure who won because the contest ended up being really mismanaged and downright bizarre but I assure you, this pie would be a winner on your table! The filling is very similar to what I would make for a regular apple pie but with a hit of tartness from the cranberries. I've come to realize over the years that I like a crust that is more on the savory side. Sweet crusts are okay, but when combined with a sweet filling it can make the whole dessert too sweet for my tastes. A cheddar-cranberry crust is the perfect solution to that problem.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pop Pie: Maine Root Pumpkin Pie Soda

I was at Wegmans this weekend and came across this display of Pumpkin pie flavored soda made by Maine Root. I am not a pumpkin pie fan myself but I love made-with-cane-sugar Maine Root so if you are a pumpkin pie lover, it would be worth checking out!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Do you Pinterest?

I've been pinning pie recipes. E-mail me if you are interested pining to a group pie board.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Seafood Pie from the Perfect Pantry

How yummy does this seafood pie from The Perfect Pantry look? I never would have thought of topping shrimp and cod with mashed potatoes but now that I've seen it, it is all I can think of. If you aren't a shrimp or cod person, I bet this would be great with scallops or salmon.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pie Drop Off

I'm entering a pie contest benefiting Carroll's Hundred on behalf of the Baltimore Orchard Project and I dropped off my pie today. Wish me luck!

Look for the recipe next week!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apple Honey Pie from In the Kitchen with Kath

I'm entering an apple pie contest this week on behalf of the Baltimore Orchard Project, a group that harvests fruit in public parks and private homes and distributes it to those in need, so I've been apple pie crazy!

Kath's pie really stood out to me not only because of her idea of venting the pie with smiley face cut outs but that it used honey in the filling and olive oil in the crust. I can't say I've seen a honey based apple pie before. It sounds like the perfect pie for honey lovers or to serve on Rosh Hashanah. Olive oil based doughs are not only tasty but they tend to roll out really well; a great choice for a double crust pie.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Guinness Steak Pie by Johnny's Kitchen

It is unseasonably chilly here in Baltimore and I don't like it! Normally we have a few more weeks of warm weather but it has been so dreary one scarcely wants to leave the house. However, the nip in the air is the perfect excuse to make some serious comfort food. Johnny of Johnny's Kitchen shared his technique for making Guinness Steak Pie with me and it looks wonderful. I love the idea of topping it with a bit of (pre-made)puff pastry instead of a more time consuming and heavy one. It takes this pie from a weekend-only treat to one you could make every day.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chicken and Bacon Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust by the Runaway Spoon

How autumnal does this look? When I saw this pie on the Runaway Spoon, I knew I had to share it. I'm a sucker for a fancy looking crust and this one isn't just cute, it is sweet potato flavored. Sweet potatoes + chicken + bacon must equal the ultimate fall comfort food. There are instructions in the recipe that tell you how to cook the chicken but I bet you could make this with leftover cooked chicken or cheat and get a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Avocado Pie from Pinch My Salt

Nicole shares a recipe for a pie from her childhood called "frog pie"; a smooth mixture of avocado and sweetened condensed milk in a brown sugar graham cracker crust. I'm insanely jealous she grew up eating this! I swear avocados were not even available in the grocery store when I was growing up, much less making their way into pies.

I love avocados in everything and while I haven't had this pie, I've had avocado shakes before and they were delicious so I know avocados can be very successfully used in desserts.  When I think about how creamy mashed avocados are, I can only imagine how rich and thick the filling must be despite the lack of eggs.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gluten-Free Shepherd's Pie Two Ways by Gluten-Free Goddess

One of my favorite things to make in the fall is shepard's pie. Traditionally made with lamb (hence the name) Karina of Gluten-Free Goddess shakes things up and makes  gluten-free pies two ways: one with tofu and one with chicken. Both were topped with creamy potatoes and filled with tasty, nontraditional ingredients like broccoli, artichoke hearts and zucchini instead of the usual carrots and peas. I also love the pot-pie inspired sauce, it sounds so creamy and perfect for a new kind of shepard's pie.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blueberry Pie with Orange Nut Crust by Angry Asian Creations

I love this pie by Angry Asian Creations because it is a true season bender. We have summery blueberries and a wintery orange and pecan crust meeting together in a pie that I think would be perfect for fall. The crispy oat topping is just the perfect autumnal touch.

Blueberries are on their way out but still readily available or you can use defrosted frozen berries. I know I always freeze berries at their peak for just such a pie emergency. A wonderful way to bring the summer back to life.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Apple Pie Bundles by Bake or Break

These apple pie bundles from Bake or Break could not be cuter! I love how they take the best part of apple pie and make them into something you could easily share with a crowd. I don't know about you but I hate serving pies in front of people because more times than not, the filling oozes and I end up making a mess. Not a issue with these little desserts. They are also perfect for someone who is nervous about rolling out a whole pie crust, like she says, they can look a little rustic, is it part of their charm!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Heirloom Apple Pie by Coconut & Lime

This is one of my favorite pie recipes! My grandpop loved Stayman Winesap apples and apple pie. I created this recipe to share with him. What sets it apart from the rest is the cheddar-black pepper crust but even in a regular crust, this pie would be a winner!