More Pies

My husband loves when I make homemade desserts and I love my husband, so shortly after we finished our blueberry pie it was time to make another pie. This time I decided on lemon meringue.ย  As I got out my Betty Crocker cookbook to find a recipe I was feeling sort of down because I was not using any of our home grown fruit for this pie. After reading the recipe I realized that even though we can’t grow lemons here in Michigan, the eggs that are used both in the lemon filling and the meringue topping came from our chickens. That made me feel better. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We then had a break from pies for a couple of weeks because the weather got pretty hot. Sometimes it is just too hot to do any baking, especially when we turn on the air conditioning.

Thursday, after the cold front came through and it was cool enough to open the windows, I decided it was time to make another pie. This time it was strawberry-rhubarb, one thatย  a couple of readers mentioned as being a favorite. I didn’t think I would be making this kind of pie this year because our rhubarb nearly drowned this spring. Thanks to my husband performing lifesaving maneuvers (digging it up and moving the roots to dryer ground) it is still alive, but it has not produced stalks big enough to harvest this year.

A couple of weeks ago my husband mentioned that Karen, our next door neighbor, had some rhubarb that was ready to be harvested. She had already picked all that she was going to use and said I should come and pick what I wanted. The next day, before I got a chance to get over there, Karen was knocking at my door holding two big bunches of rhubarb with the leaves already trimmed off. You gotta love neighbors like that! I gave her a couple of quarts of our strawberries that I had frozen and we were both happy campers.

I cut up the rhubarb and put it in the freezer… until yesterday when I was ready to bake my pie. There are many recipes for strawberry-rhubarb pie out there, but since I am not a huge fan of pie crust (I usually don’t eat that thick outer edge) I decided to make one with a crumb topping.

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It is now evident that Autumn is quickly approaching and with that we have high hopes for both homemade apple and pumpkin pies. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll keep you posted.

Do you have a favorite Autumn food?

 

52 thoughts on “More Pies

  1. ฯ€ man, because being square is not an option. No matter where you are in the world thereโ€™s somewhere where you can get a pie. Sweet or savoury, hot or cold pies are eaten by the brave and the bold, the young and the old. We salute the pie ฯ€……

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  2. it’s 6 in the morning, and now I want pie for breakfast. Apple? Warmed, with a slice of Swiss cheese melted? It has a breakfast taste to it, well…we can pretend, right? Will visit more often though worried I’ll jump a dress size. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Couple things. One, you’re so kind to read me as often as you do. Due to my stubbornness, I don’t promote my site explaining my low readership. So thank you…truly.

    Now, about that pie. I LOVE PIE MORE THAN ANYTHING. I’ve had to curb my sugar intake so rather than a staple it’s become a treat. Key Lime, Apple, and Banana Cream are my favorites, but I’d settle for Peach, Pecan or the Kitchen Sink in a piecrust any old day of the week. I’m adding Rhubarb to the list. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi Susannah. I always enjoy reading your blog. So many heartwarming stories you have. Anyone not reading is really missing out.
      My husband and I were just talking about Key Lime the other day. I have never made it but now think I have to try. Rhubarb is reported to have some amazing health benefits so be sure to treat yourself whenever the occasion arises. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Swapping rhubarb for strawberries with your neighbours, that so lovely to read! We sadly live in an area where avoiding each other is the best option. Itโ€™s sad. Youโ€™ve been very busy, and the crumb topped pie looks amazing!
    Caz xx

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  5. Your pies look delicious! Hmmmmโ€ฆ.a favorite. That is hard. I love fresh strawberry pie. It is a recipe from my mom in law and the crust is more like a sugar cookie crust that regular crust. It also works great for fresh peach pie.

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  6. There is nothing like pies baking in the oven once the colder weather arrives. My mom justified making us two pumpkin pies … one for Canadian Thanksgiving; one for American Thanksgiving. That was her story and she was sticking to it.

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  7. Its do funny that I did not know you do not care for pie crust. Your brother-in-law doesn’t either. I tried for years to find a crust recipe he would like ( and I do have an amazing one ), but he just doesn’t care for any of them. I made alot of crumb pie too.

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    1. I just have never thought the crust was anything special – just a shell to hold the pie together, LOL. Have you ever tried a cream cheese crust. I have a recipe saved but have not tried it yet. I always enjoy crumb toppings and gram cracker crust.

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  8. Thatโ€™s so awesome that you use the eggs from your own chickens to make that beautiful lemon meringue! That has to be so rewarding! The strawberry rhubarb looks wonderful too- Iโ€™m glad you were able to make some ๏Š Homemade apple and pumpkin is certainly hard to beat, so I canโ€™t wait to see what you make! My favorite autumn food is anything pumpkin- hard to choose a favorite in that category, but my mother in law does make one of the best pumpkin pies Iโ€™ve ever had and my step dad makes an insanely good pumpkin crunch!

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  9. Your pies are lovely.

    It’s our tradition to have cranberry mince pie for Thanksgiving. The recipe calls for caned cranberry sauce, raisins, apples, and lots of spices. I first tried it years and years ago, because a jar of mincemeat seemed very expensive to me.

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    1. Thanks Anne!
      I remember when I was a child my mom making mincemeat pie. She also used mincemeat in her fruit cake recipe. I never liked either one. In recent years since my mom passed away my dad has told me that he has had a hard time finding mincemeat in the grocery stores when he wanted to make a fruit cake. It seems it is only available for a very short time during the year and in limited supply.

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  10. I’ve never tried rhubarb pie before. I love when the temperatures gets cooler so I can make a big pot of vegetable soup. I bought a jar of homemade pumpkin butter last weekend at a festival and ate the whole jar in just a few days. So that’s my new favorite autumn food. ๐Ÿ˜€

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