Holiday Pies

My husband ate the last slice of pumpkin pie last night, but with Christmas only three weeks away (!) I know I’ll be enjoying pie again soon. While we usually vary our main course (turkey at Thanksgiving, ham at Christmas), we almost always have the same pies.

holiday pies

This year I tried a new pumpkin pie recipe and a new all-butter crust recipe for our apple pie. Since both turned out really well, I think I will be making them again.

Pumpkin Pie

When I was looking for a gingersnap pie crust for my pumpkin pie, I came across this recipe. I could have used the gingersnap crust with my usual pumpkin pie filling, but I could not resist the promise of a custard made with half & half. It was fantastic!

apple pie

Every time we make this apple pie recipe, we try a different crust, but I think I will stick with this one. I am still intimidated by my food processor, but Dorothy’s detailed directions and step-by-step photos gave me the confidence to give it a try. I was amazed at how quickly and easily the dough came together!

pecan pie

My sister-in-law made this pecan pie, using the classic Karo syrup recipe. I find the filling too sweet for my tastes, but I can’t resist the top layer of crunchy pecans!

Did you try any new recipes for Thanksgiving? 

What is your favorite type of pie?

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13 Responses to Holiday Pies

  1. MIZ says:

    Im not a pie person BUT you had everyone else inthe domicile with GINGERSNAP CRUST!
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  2. Ooh, your pies look fantastic! We usually have pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving with 1-2 other desserts, but not at Christmas. It’s fun to experiment with new recipes, isn’t it?
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  3. I’m not a pie person either. And definitely not pecan 🙁 But, my husband loves apple and that apple pie looks beautiful. Although I could happily devour some gingerbread crust and leave the rest. Very impressive creations.
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  4. OMG I love pie. It’s my favorite dessert (well, it’s close with ice cream). I now ask for birthday pie instead of cake! These look fantastic!
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  5. I’m not a huge pie eater but I do love my Mom’s lemon meringue pie 🙂
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  6. I’m so glad you liked the crust!!
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  7. Yum Yucky says:

    “I’m not a pie eater”. Ohhh the blasphemous agony of ‘dem words.
    I am The Pie Defender. I defend the tasty honor of all pies. Come at me, bro! We shall do battle.
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  8. Sami says:

    Your apple pie looks delicious, I think I would stick to that crust too…looks great!
    Thanks,
    Sami
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