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Five Great Pies for the Holidays

I was looking through my inventory of recipes the other day, reminiscing about the fun times that we had with many of them (how wonderful that a mere food blog should hold so many fun memories), and surprised myself at the number of pie recipes I’ve made.  I guess I must like pie.  Especially the filling – I’m definitely a filling person.

I haven’t quite decided which pie (or pies) I’m going to make for Thanksgiving yet, but to give us all a few ideas for pie, here are some of my favorites from the past two years.  Behold, the pie retrospective.

Dark Chocolate Pie

While creamy pies don’t excite me as much as fruit pies do, I have to say this one was really good.  Creamy chocolatey filling that’s not too sweet but has a good dark chocolate flavor means that this pie doesn’t feel too rich.  And it’s really pretty.

Simple Apple Galette

One of the simplest of single crust pies, this galette was one of the first pies I ever made.  It’s easy and rustic, and cute.  I love the free-form shape that makes it easy to cut and eat.

Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie

For those who love both pie and crumble, this pie packs SO much flavor and perfect crunch.  One of my new favorites.

Key Lime Pie

While this might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a holiday pie, it’s light, sweet-tart and delicious, and as limes are available all year round these days, why not?

Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Simple and classic, the pumpkin pie is a perennial favorite.  I wonder why it’s not so popular on our tables the rest of the year?  I know pumpkins are in season in the fall, but put in a cool place they last all winter.  Why not serve pumpkin pie all winter?

Well there you have it folks, the pie retrospective.  Now go, make pie, and enjoy.

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