Thursday, November 17, 2016

Brown Sugar Custard Pie

The surface of this pie is really craggy and weird. I can see why the Bon Appetit magazine where I discovered the pie used a drawing where it is topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream instead of a photo. That aside, the heavy amount of cream, sugar, and eggs paired with it being described as "Maple Sugar Pie" piqued my interest. So I made one. It is tasty for sure, but it's no Thanksgiving showstopper. The recipe is in the November 2016 issue of Bon Appetit if you want to try it out for yourself.

Current Pie Tally: 210

Apple Picking Crapple Pie

I noticed spots developing on our Stayman apples from our apple picking trip out to Larriland Farms two or more weeks ago, so I decided to get on it. The cranberries at Whole Foods that week also caught my eye and initiated a strong craving for cranberry. Crapple Pie it is! It really hit the spot.

Current Pie Tally: 209

Apple Crumb Pie for Grandpa Chuck

We got to have Grandpa Chuck over for a couple nights on his way back home from a sailing road trip, so I made this Apple Crumb Pie. Houseguests are always an excuse to make pie. Regretfully, I decided to use walnuts instead of pecans on this one. What a mistake! The walnuts were kind of old and funky. Sorry Grandpa Chuck! The pie was still good, but it wasn't GREAT. I substituted arrowroot starch for the cornstarch, but otherwise think I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter.

Current Pie Tally: 208