November. A month of many things. Beards, turkeys, and tasty fall brews. Pilgrims, sweaters, and a maybe a pie or two.
No other dessert says autumn quite like a pie. The plums, pears, apples, cranberries and gourds now filling grocery store bins are calling my name. The harvest is finished and it’s time to get cookin’.
I had my fun with a few pumpkin pie recipes last November, but they were all pretty basic. To be honest, I am a little intimidated by pies. A pie done right can look quite beautiful. Pretty foods just seem to taste better. Though that isn’t always the case, I am naturally drawn to attractive foods. The best apple pie I’ve ever tasted was my aunt’s recipe. With its perfectly crafted dough leaves and sparkling crystals of sugar, it was a work of art. I was inspired. I too wanted to make a pie that beautiful. A pie so beautiful that I wouldn’t want to take a bite, but would be oh so glad once I did. So, I’ve decided to step out of my comfort zone, and enter the world of pie.
I’ve chosen four pie recipes to try my hand at this month. Four may not seem like a lot, but a true homemade pie can take hours. We will see what happens. I could get really enthusiastic about it at some point and have a pie marathon one day…
I can’t promise you that they’ll be pretty, but I do have a feeling that they will taste mighty fine. I can’t promise that though either… Stick with me to find out! I’ll be posting once a week about my pie endeavors. Whether it be a total flop or a glorious success, I’ll let you know.
I’ve decided to stick with some seasonal classics, with a slight twist. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Caramel Apple-Cherry Pie
Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake (Pie)
Sweet Potato-Marshmallow Pie