Desserts · pies

Shannon’s Lemon Pie

This is my absolute favorite lemon pie.  It trumps lemon meringue and even my shortbread lemon tart.  It’s a combo of my favorite key lime pie recipe and the lemon pie recipes that are so readily available everywhere you look. The star of this pie is definitely the graham cracker crust.  Buttery, sweet, a tiny… Continue reading Shannon’s Lemon Pie

Desserts · Patriotic Recipes for Memorial Day and 4th of July · pies

Patriotic (Flag) Pie

I love making these flag pies because they are so beautiful and festive.  I’ll let you in on a little secret- they are way easier to make than they look. All you need are some star shaped cookie cutters.  I use about a 1″ one that I found at Michaels, and a few smaller star… Continue reading Patriotic (Flag) Pie

Desserts · pies

Apple Crumb Pie

This is one of my favorite and most popular pies.  I love it because it’s so simple.  You only have to make one crust, and the crumble topping is absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect compliment to the tart granny smith apples. Sometimes simple is really the best.  I love to top this with a scoop… Continue reading Apple Crumb Pie

Desserts · pies

Blueberries ‘n Cream Crumble Pie

My friend Sheena gave me the recipe for this pie, which was my first indication that it was going to be good.  The idea was intriguing- sweet blueberries mixed with a sour cream/egg/sugar filling and then topped with a sweet crumble.  I also love anything with a nice crumble that I can drizzle with a… Continue reading Blueberries ‘n Cream Crumble Pie

Desserts · pies

Bakewell Tart

If you’re an American, there’s a good chance that you’ve never tried, much less heard of, a Bakewell Tart.  I am fortunate that a big portion of my family is from England, so I’ve grown up on these amazing almond short bread pastries with raspberry filling and maraschino cherries on top.  Thank God, because they… Continue reading Bakewell Tart

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Chai Carrot Pie

Did you know that February is National Carrot Month? Neither did I, until I was asked to take part in an online “Carrot Party” with my fellow bakers and bloggers on Instagram. I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little, and instead of doing one of my tried and true carrot recipes,… Continue reading Chai Carrot Pie

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Pumpkin Pie

I absolutely refuse to be one of those people who thinks pumpkin pie is just for fall. When it comes to pumpkin pie, I subscribe 100% to the keep it simple theory.  I have been making the exact same pumpkin pie for years.  Same crust, same recipe on the back of the Libby’s Pumpkin can. … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie