Friday, April 26, 2019

Sick Baby Pumpkin Pie

We had dinner guests coming over the weekend, and I didn't want to go back out to the grocery store. So I rummaged around the house for ingredients and found a container of pumpkin puree nestled in the back of the freezer. The puree dates back to when I roasted and pureed the Halloween pumpkins we bought, but it looked to be in fine condition for pie use. I churned out this beautiful Pumpkin Pie, but alas our dinner guests never arrived (a sick baby kept them home).

Current Pie Tally: 254

Mixed Berry Dinner Party Pie

We got invited to another work colleague dinner, hence another Mixed Berry Pie. This one had strawberries, blackberries, and red raspberries because they were half-price at the grocery store. So I bought twice as many and made pie with them!

Current Pie Tally: 253

Baby Shower Chocolate Pudding Pie

I also made a Chocolate Pudding Pie for the baby shower, using my same substitutions of arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch and plain honey graham crackers instead of chocolate. I also omitted all of the coffee shenanigans.

Current Pie Tally: 252

An Empanada Interlude

Look at these beauties! I made beef empanadas, which are technically savory hand pies, for my sister-in-law's baby shower. It was my first time making empanadas and they turned out great. They're not true pie, mind you, so I won't count them toward the pie tally, but thought they were exciting to share.

Current Pie Tally: 251

Hazy Shade of Recollection New Year's Berry Pie

It looks like this is a Blueberry-Blackberry Pie. I think I either made it for New Year's Day dinner at my brother's house or for some work colleague dinner guests of my husband. Either way, I'm sure it was delicious - look at that radiant pie goo! Recipe is similar to this one, except I used blueberries instead of strawberries.

Current Pie Tally: 251

Crowd-Pleaser Apple Pie

I had a few dregs of Karo syrup that needed to be used up, so I threw together this Apple Pie for Christmas dinner. I substituted Karo syrup for the molasses in this one. Since I had quite a crowd over (11 people), I find it hard to believe that I only made one pie, but I lack photographic evidence to back up the theory of my having made an additional pie. I'm guessing there was also a Banana Cream Pie in the refrigerator. Oh well.

Current Pie Tally: 250

Back-of-the-Syrup-Bottle Pecan Pie

We went to my mother's for Thanksgiving dinner and she gave me strict instructions to follow the Pecan Pie recipe on the back of the Karo syrup bottle. So, that's what I did. It was good, but I like my version better. Mom, however, is not a fan of my high-falutin' syrup substitutions.

Current Pie Tally: 249