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Time To Make the Pies!

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This afternoon I will be making pie! The filling ingredients are mostly in that big bowl and I made all the pie crusts and froze them last weekend. I know a lot of people get intimidated by making their own pie crust but it’s not that complicated – you can find my post on pie crust right here if you want to try it yourself this year.

In the meantime I’ll be peeling, chopping, stirring, measuring and rolling. Soon my house will be filled with the amazing smells of



cranberry pecan


and chocolate cream


It’s a lot of work but making pie satisfies my soul in a way that nothing else does.

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  1. Pies on the agenda here as well. Oldest granddaughter has requested chocolate pie just like her Aunt Jenny 🙂

  2. Fill your soul, dear Carole! For me, cooking is enjoyable and almost . . . therapeutic! (Baking? Not so much. But that’s just me.) Those pies will be amazing!

  3. My pie baking has to wait until tomorrow morning, but I’ll be making an apple and a chocolate cream as well. Happy Pie-Making Day to you, my friend!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Carole. I want to thank you (belatedly). Last Thanksgiving I followed the instructions (and reassurances!) in your post and made my first homemade apple pie ever. It was great!!
    Hope you enjoy a fine day with family and friends.

  5. One of these days I will try my own pie crust. I have a feeling once I make it I will never go back to store bought again. Have a great Thanksgiving Carole!

  6. My resident baker, Halle, has used your pie crust many, many times with wonderful results. Since my diagnosis, she has modified it to be GF and it is still fantastic. She’ll be getting a pumpkin pie ala Carole’s crust ready today! Have fun. Do you have Christmas tunes playing while you bake?

  7. Spending the day in my kitchen as well. I love the smells of Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  8. Cranberry Pecan Pie sounds heavenly! But I’m the only one in my family that likes nuts, so it doesn’t make much sense for us 🙁 We’re having Apple Crisp and a Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. mmmmmmm
    do you have a PIE bird? THey are my go to gift this season. EVERYONE on my list is getting a darling pie bird for pie baking. 🙂

  10. I love apple pie. This year I made pumpkin pie. We don’t like very much. I thing the taste is a little exotic for us.Here we have pumpkin in pieces, like a candie. Its soft inside and delicius.Have a nice and sweety work.

  11. All those pies…you must be having a battalion for dinner. They sound yummy, and you’ve reminded me of how long it’s been since I’ve had mincemeat. Enjoyed reading yesterday’s post today. Three friends and moi headed west on I70 to Berthoud Pass and on to Granby to visit Lonesome Stone Alpacas. Fun day!

  12. Wanna’ know a trick that cost me $100 to learn? Instead of ice water, make a 50-50 mix of ice water and VODKA to use as your liquid in the crust. No joke, it works! Vodka inhibits the formation of gluten which means your pie crust doesn’t get tough even if you mistreat it! Also, the vodka is tasteless. Another suggestion of my teacher is to use honeycrisp apples when you can get them because they are supposedly a perfect balance of sweet and tart. I do like the honeycrisp alot but I also like to pick an assortment of different apples to mix in the pie. There is a farmstand near me that sells a lot of heirloom apples that I like to use. It’s a lot of fun…I just never seem to be able to make the same pie twice! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving Carole!

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