This Summer, I'm in a pie state of mind: I've been making at least one pie a month and show no signs of stopping! Lately, I've been tackling fruit pies, like peach and blueberry, but perhaps the time is right for me to move on to cream and custard pies? There are countless pie recipes out there, but if I had to choose one type of pie to be my favorite, I would select key lime pie. It's cool, it's creamy, it's divine. Second runner up? Banana cream pie. Classic cherry pie is third! How about you? What is your preferred pie?
This Summer I'm embracing my inner baker while facing my fear of dough by making lots of pies. The recipe for my blueberry pie was double-crusted and called for a vented piece of top crust to cover all the fruit. However, I've always thought lattice-topped pies are the prettiest and opted to cover mine with the crisscrossed pattern instead. How about you?
The other day at Sugar HQ, the geeks had a pie craving so intense they ordered 10 pies from an online bakery. The delicious pies were made with local, seasonal ingredients and homemade butter. They ordered an assortment of flavors, but I preferred the cream pies to their fruit counterparts. If you were in this situation, which pie would you eat?
As you all know, I have a problem with pie crusts. I'm terrible with them, they're my baking Achilles' heel. Yet, I absolutely adore them. So when I found this pie on MyRecipes.com, I was over the moon. This springtime pie has a crushed-graham-cracker crust and is filled with a mixture of strawberries splashed with balsamic vinegar. There's no crust to mess up and the filling sounds amazing. If it sounds delectable to you, get the recipe when you read more