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Easy as Pie
Double Fudge Amaretto Ricotta CheesecakeRecipe inspired by The Golden Girls, a classic 80's sitcom about some very lively gals in their golden years! Who, by the way, LOVED to sit around the kitchen table munching on cheesecake while discussing their lives.
SALTED CARAMEL PIESSweet, sticky and deliciously moreish, these tasty tarts make the perfect dinner party dessert or accompaniment to your afternoon cuppa.
Southern Fried Hand PiesMy Mom and I would spend an entire day making fried pies. Apple, Apricot, Peach, Cherry, even tried making Blackberry once. Though usually, growing up it was Apricot, Apple, or Peach, in that order. Mom loved Apricots, and those were normally the ones we'd make when I was young. But, eventually, the prices went up on them so much, Mom switched to Peach, then to Apple. Any which way she chose with the filling, we always spent an entire day making them, not counting the day prepping the filling to make them. We always tried to keep count of how many we'd made. But it was impossible. Dad would come into the kitchen, and sneak off with at least one. By the time we'd finally run out of filling and dough, it would be suppertime. So, Mom and I would just grab the two hottest pies off the stack, and sit down to eat that for supper. We'd ask Dad if he wanted one, he'd of course always say yes, then be up all night with a belly ache, because the last one was always one too many. God only knows how many he'd eat the day we were making them...lol
Frozen Nutter Butter PieNutter Butter cookies have always been a family treat, this pie is absolutely amazing!
Turtle Pie RecipeTurtle pie has always been one of my favorites. This recipe from Allfoodrecipes, has a yummy pecan crust. You can also use a graham cracker crust. Or you can make a homemade pie crust, like for a regular pie, and add finely chopped pecans and a spoonful or two of cocoa powder, into the dough, for another unique take on this classic? (by the way, did you know graham crackers were invented by a preacher, to tame the libido and other "ungodly" urges?)
How to Make Mini Pies in a Cupcake TinThis is for a more traditional pie, but you can adapt it for any really. If you want to make a mini turtle pie for instance, simply use the graham cracker/butter mixture in the cupcake tin, and the filling. Any pie recipe can be adapted to cupcake tins to create individual pies. You follow the pie recipe you want to use, but assemble it on a smaller scale in the cupcake tray. Individual pies are great for parties, holidays, or any old time. There won't be any fussing over who had a bigger slice either. And, they can usually be eaten without needing any silverware.
Mom's Buttermilk PieThe first time I ever had this pie was at Toby Keith's Bar & Grill in Bricktown on my 30th birthday. A friend had taken me out to dinner to celebrate. I love buttermilk, not many people do, so I order a slice of this pie, and it was amazing! It is a sweet pie, but not too sweet, and for those of you who don't like buttermilk, don't worry, you don't even taste the buttermilk in this pie. It's sweet, creamy, and absolutely amazing! Later on, talking with my Mom, she said she had a recipe for one in her old cigar box that she kept her recipes in. Sure enough, there it was. Mom never made one of them that I know of, but my Mom had several recipes in that little box that she had stopped making decades ago. I'm glad I found this one!
FLAKY CREAM CHEESE PIE CRUSTThis is my favorite pie crust. It took several years and over fifty tries to get it just right and is the soul of this book. It is unlike any other cream cheese pie crust because, in addition to being tender, it is also flaky. In fact, it is very similar in texture to Basic Flaky Pie Crust — almost as flaky but a little softer and more tender, and it browns more when baked, resulting in a rich golden color. The addition of cream cheese makes it even easier to prepare than basic flaky pie crust because you never have to guess how much water to add, and it gives it a flavor so delicious it is great to eat just by itself without filling! It is well worth purchasing or making pastry flour, as it will result in a more tender crust.
Lemon LushOk, so the recipe that follows isn't for a pie per se. But, it can be modified to a pie, by layering in pie tins instead of a rectangular cake pan.
Mama Gina's Lemon PieIf you'd like, you can add a meringue to the top of this pie, but I don't like it, so I make mine without. Guess it's because growing up, my Dad used to call the meringue "calf slobbers". That always kind of grossed me out.
Pies, everyone has a favorite flavor. This cookbook is my collection of all kinds of pies, from vintage to modern.
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