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Entries in pie (2)

Wednesday
Nov282012

Recipe Card: Creamy Pumpkin Pie

As I said in my recent apple cranberry pie post, pumpkin pie is my ultimate favorite. Always has been and probably always will. This recipe has always been a hit for me, and though it still has that standard pumpkin pie taste, it offers something a little bit different.

Recently, Emma from ABM posted this same recipe from Paula Deen, but with a different twist. Love her ideas too!

Creamy Pumpkin Pie

Yields 1 deep pie, or 1 pie and 2 mini pies

1 refrigerated pie crust

1 8oz package of cream cheese

2c canned pumpkin 

1/2c sugar

1/2c brown sugar

1/4tsp salt

1 egg, plus 2 egg yolks

1c melted butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1tsp cinnamon

1/2tsp pumpkin pie seasoning

 
1. Fit pie crust to pie dish and fold and crimp the edges. Even though I've done this a bunch, I always have to refer to a YouTube video. I can never remember year to year. Place in freezer for 30 mins to firm up.

2. Cover with aluminum foil and pie weights (I may have used coins, since I didn't have pie weights or dried beans, worked just great.) Bake for 10 mins, remove foil and bake another 10 mins.

3. In a large mixing bowl, whip cream cheese until fluffy. Add pumpkin, combine. Add sugars and salt, combine. Add eggs, half and half, and melted butter, combine. Lastly, add vanilla and spices, combine.

4. Pour filling into crust and bake for 50 mins, or until center is set. Cool to room temperature. Eat.

5. If you have extra filling and mini casserole dishes like I did, place a little crust in the bottem, prebake and fill with pumpkin pie filling. Slightly different consistency, but equally as delicious.

This was my contribution to our Thanksgiving dinner. Topped with some homemade whipped cream, it was rather fantastic.

(Please ignore that gash in my pie, messed it up coming out of the oven...)

Cheers! :)

Wednesday
Nov212012

Recipe Card: Apple Cranberry Pie

I love baking and I really love pie, which is why it's surprising that I've never made an apple pie before. Apple is T's favorite kind of pie and it's probably my second favorite (behind pumpkin). I found a really basic recipe, and then decided to spice it up with some dried cranberries, spices and a lot of crust.

This recipe is based off of the recipe found here, with my a few changes I made.

Apple Cranberry Pie

Yields 1 pie

3 refrigerated pie crusts (my favorite is Pillsbury, always flaky. This sounds like a lot of crust, but I did a lattice top so I needed the extra crust)

1/2c unsalted butter

3 tbsp all-purpose flour

1/2c white sugar

1/2c packed brown sugar

1/4c water

4 Granny Smith apples, 2 sweeter apples like Pink Ladies or another red apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I know, it's not pumpkin, but it just made sense to me. Same spices)

1/2 dried cranberries

1. In a large bowl, mix apples with spices and dried cranberries to combine. Unroll pie crust and cover 9inch pie pan. Transfer apple into pan.

2. Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour. Add sugars, and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn it! I might have to done this the first time I made it....oops.

3. Roll out the other crust, cut into strips and lay out a lattice work on top of the apples. Cut off any extra and seal around the outside.

4. Place pie on a baking sheet. Carefully pour sugar mixture over the top of the lattice crust. Pour slowly so it doesn't run all over.

5. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce heat to 350 for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm. Yum.

For me, this was one of those things that you make and then are surprised by how delicious it is! First apple pie I've ever made and will definitely be making this again. All it needed was some homemade whipped cream plopped on top. Enjoy! :)