Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Shedfest 2018 Rhubarb Custard and Berry Pies



And we are up to date again (I think)! These two fruity mamas, Rhubarb Custard Pie and Mixed Berry Pie, are from a super fun block party last weekend. Thankfully, I managed to get myself over to the dessert table while there was still a couple scraps in the Rhubarb Custard Pie dish. Tasty as always! Strangers even came up and asked me for the recipe ;-). Hope you found your way here without too much trouble, Sarah! Oh and a note about the Rhubarb Custard cooking time: I have found that 45 minutes at 400F is perfect for when I make this pie in my red starburst dish. Any 9" or 10" heavy pottery or ceramic dish should work equally well. The Mixed Berry Pie used strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries and did not have a splash of vanilla this time.

Current Pie Tally: 241

Pi Day 2018 Berry Pie



Even though I could not get my act together to post about my Pi Day Pie in a timely manner, I did get one made to celebrate the day. This one is another tasty Mixed Berry Pie. Same deal as before where I don't remember the exact details of which berries were used and whether or not I added vanilla.

Current Pie Tally: 239

Scientist Conference Berry Pie



I was a nice faculty wife and catered a conference dinner for my husband and his cohorts at our house. Complete with a Mixed Berry Pie! I don't remember what combination of berries I used, but probably strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. I also don't know if I added the splash of vanilla this time or not. Sorry! I DO know that it turned out delicious, because not a scrap was left at the end of the night.

Current Pie Tally: 238

Christmas Party Pie Quartet 2017 (2 of 2): 7 Layer Bar and Chocolate Pudding



Tada! Two more fabulous pies from the Austrian Christmas Block Party. The fancy looking one is my own invention, 7 Layer Bar Pie. The other is my old standby, Chocolate Pudding Pie (again with the regular graham crust and without the espresso business). I really had a nice synergy going with the two traditonal crust pies and two graham crust pies. It made things manageable.

Current Pie Tally: 237

Christmas Party Pie Quartet 2017 (1 of 2): Mixed Berry and Crapple



Apologies for being away for so long! I had tricked myself into thinking, "Surely, I updated the blog a couple weeks ago. I can wait another couple to update it again." Lo and behold, all lies! So to make up for it, here are four Christmas pies. The first two to come marching in are a Mixed Berry Pie and an Apple Cranberry Pie (also affectionately called "Crapple Pie" by yours truly). Both were devoured at our annual Austrian Christmas Block Party. Mixed Berry Pie recipe can be found here. I used a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries in this one and omitted the splash of vanilla. Crapple Pie recipe can be found here.

Current Pie Tally: 235

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Post-Thanksgiving Vinegar Chess Pie



I hit that terrifying point after Thanksgiving when you realize the pie is gone. So I made more! It's been a while since I made a Vinegar Chess Pie, and I was craving those flavors. Plus, the ingredients are staples I've almost always got on hand. Hooray, my husband and I have more pie to eat when we watch TV after the kids go to bed at night! Now I'm doing some serious planning for our yearly Austrian Christmas party. There will be at least four pies. Oh the possibilities!

Current Pie Tally: 233

Black-Bottom Banana Cream Duo



I made two Black-Bottom Banana Cream Pies for Thanksgiving week. I really had to work some magic to fit all that heavy cream in my refrigerator. My oldest son had a Thanksgiving classroom feast on the Tuesday before Turkey Day, so I made one pie for that. And the second was made as a result of popular vote. The kids wanted Banana Cream for Thanksgiving, so that's what we had. Both pies came out great. I put the whipped cream on top of the first pie moments before I dropped it off, and I "frosted" the second pie as we sliced it to order. Recipe can be found here. My only substitution is that I used plain graham crackers for the crust instead of chocolate.

Current Pie Tally: 232