Category Pie

Blueberry Pie

Makes 1 or 6-8 mini pies

cream cheese pie dough:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
1/4 cup (2 ounces) cream cheese, cold and cut into small cubes
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1-2 teaspoons ice cold water


2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
1 tablespoon ta...

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Hershey Bar Chocolate Pie

While visiting my parents in Ohio every year, we always dine at Valley Vineyards Winery. They make this delicious chocolate mousse pie that my Dad grabs slices and eats before he even has dinner. He says he doesn’t want them to run out. I decided to ask my Aunt Connie and Aunt Peggy if they knew how to make it and they gave me the recipe. This recipe is so easy and so delicious...
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Coconut Cream Pie

A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon the cutest antique store in Palm Desert. I found an old vintage picnic basket sort of like Little Red Riding hood that you can carry around a pie in. This gave me the idea to bake a pie. It turned out delicious for my first attempt. I made on 9-inch and a mini one in a small Pyrex bowl for my Mother in Law. Saving the second pie pastry for a banana cream pie!
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Pumpkin Pie

WHICH CRUST TO USE: Dough or Graham Cracker or Both? = Pie Dough CRUST (Double the recipe for crust decorations) or use Graham Cracker Crust
Pumpkin Pie Filling:
  1. 4 large eggs, separated
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1/4 teaspoo...
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Pie Dough Pie Crust


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 stick of cold butter, cubed (If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt)

1/4 cup ice water


In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt

Add the cubed butter and pulse until dough is pea sized

Drizzle in the water and pulse until the crumbs become moistened

Gather dough onto plastic wrap and form into a ball, flatten and cover with remaining plast...

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Graham Cracker Pie Crust


1/3 cup melted unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs or 10-12 whole graham crackers (place whole crackers in re-sealable plastic bag, close, and use rolling pin or mallot to crush)

1/4 cup granulated white sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a bowl, microwave butter to melt for about 25 seconds

Mix Graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well blended


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Mud Pie

Coffee ice cream, a chocolate-cookie crust and chocolate-covered espresso beans add up to a terrific party dessert. Begin making the cake one day before serving. I got this idea from a special restaurant in Santa Barbara that my Mother in Law and I visit frequently, called “Endless Summer Bar Cafe...
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