• Gluten-free Derby trifle

    chocolate bourbon pecan trifle

    Are you Team Pie or Team Cake? I’ve always been more of a Team Pie girl myself, so, of course, I thought about making something akin to a Derby pie for the Kentucky Derby. But there are a few problems. First: Derby pie is copyrighted, and the recipe is closely guarded. Second: One of our friends — […]

  • Sweet potato-pecan pie (with gluten-free crust!)

    sweet potato pecan pie slice

    Turkey gets all the attention, and you know I love me some cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes. But if we’re being honest, pie is really the best thing about Thanksgiving, right?   I’m definitely in the “a little of each” camp when it comes to pie — I can’t choose between pumpkin and pecan, and […]

  • Tiny pecan pies

    teeny tiny pecan pies

    Miniature food isn’t always tastier than regular-sized food, but it’s almost always cuter. Evidence? Tiny hamsters eating tiny burritos. But this post isn’t about adorableness. This is about pecan pie. In my experience, pecan pie is frequently relegated to Thanksgiving or Christmas, and not enjoyed year-round. That is a travesty, really, because the combination of pecans, […]

  • How to make pie crust like a boss

    pie crust by hand

    Pie crust can be pretty intimidating. A tasteless or overly dense crust can ruin a pie, and unlike cake, you can’t just cover it with frosting if it looks a little wonky. But you can totally make a good one. Seriously. How do I know? Well, I’ve tried roughly a zillion different recipes and determined that this […]

  • Raspberry pie

    raspberry pie 2

    I have a confession: I prefer pie to cake. I know, I know. Cakes are prettier, and they usually feed more people, and they are definitely a much better vehicle for rainbow sprinkles. And ice cream cake is obviously amazing. But there’s just something about a piece of key lime pie, or cherry pie with vanilla […]

  • Brown sugar buttermilk pie with bourbon brown sugar sauce

    buttermilk pie with pecans

    Pie is a must-have for Thanksgiving, but you don’t necessarily have to stick with pumpkin, pecan or apple… or limit yourself to one. This brown sugar buttermilk concoction is a little non-traditional, but with the custardy consistency of pumpkin pie and a bourbon-brown sugar sauce reminiscent of pecan pie, it would make a perfect addition […]

  • Rhubarb pie

    baked-pie

    It’s almost of the Fourth of July, so for the next few days I’m going to try to focus on foods that would be perfect for your holiday cookout or get-together. Today: Pie. Because what’s more American than fruit pie? Though many of you might guess that I favor cake or cookies, pie is actually […]

  • Chocolate-bourbon pecan pie

    baked-pie

    I am not sure how I missed National Bourbon Day, but honestly? Just about every day is bourbon day in our house. And I think we were in Kentucky for at least PART of bourbon day, so I think that counts for something. Anyway, I’m a little late with this pie, but it’s so delicious […]

  • Peeps s’mores pie

    You may recall that I love Peeps, which disgusts my friend Aaren and delights my normally uber-healthy friend Olga. In 2011 and 2012, I combined my love of baking and my love of Peeps to create a Peepcake and Peep cupcakes. Both were totally awesome, obviously. This year, since I (sadly) live farther from Olga and […]

  • Strawberry rhubarb crumble

    As I mentioned the other day, we went a little overboard when we were buying rhubarb for that pie. So I needed another vehicle for the fabulous red vegetable. And since we LOVED the pie, I thought we should try the strawberry-rhubarb combination, too. I’m kind of obsessed with rhubarb now, if you can’t tell. […]