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10 favorite kinds of pie.

the bounty of sara’s thanksgiving desserts from 2008 – my favorite pecan pie is featured in the green pieplate

ah, pie. I’m wondering if carole selected this topic because yesterday was pi day? I was feeling like a big math geek that I knew about pi day until the pioneer woman posted about it. I think that means it’s gone mainstream now.

1. my mom’s pecan pie – it’s the one featured in the photo above and it’s special because it doesn’t have any corn syrup in it. I love that sara makes it now and she wrote about the recipe here.

2, 3, 4. apple pie – love it with the apples piled really high. and added nuts are a bonus. in a double crust like in this one, or in sour cream, or with a crumble topping. (and if anyone knows another way to make apple pie, I’d happily add it to my list!)

5. key lime pie – the “traditional” kind like the pioneer woman posted about yesterday is delicious, but the barefoot contessa has a frozen one that’s even better.

6. ice cream pie – sadly I’ve lost the recipe, but we made it with an oreo crust, filled with softened ice cream and topped with a frosting made from melted marshmallows and chocolate chips.

7. pumpkin pie – I’m the only one in my family who likes this, so I usually get my pumpkin dessert fix some other way, like a bread pudding or a cheesecake (and that is by no means a complaint!). my mom also makes a wonderful frozen pumpkin pie that has pumpkin folded in with vanilla ice cream and the wonderful pie spices in a graham cracker crust.

8. peach pie – only in the summer with fresh peaches. best with vanilla ice cream.

…and closing out the list, two savory ones:

9. pot pie – chicken is delicious, and the barefoot contessa has a recipe for one that uses lobster that I’ve always wanted to try.

10. crab quiche – I haven’t made this in many years, and I wonder if I’d still think it was so good? I remember it used a can of crab, swiss cheese, onions and not too many eggs. I may just let my memory stand for #10!

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