Category Archives: Pies & Tarts

Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue

Prepare yourself for a mini-vacation to the Hawaiian Islands with my recipe for Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue. This pineapple cream pie captures the fresh flavor of pineapple with every rich and creamy bite. It’s one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Himalayan Blackberry Pie

Should we thank Luther Burbank for introducing the Himalayan Blackberry to the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century?  The plump, juicy berries have supplied us with delicious pies, syrups and jams that burst with flavor, but on the … Continue reading

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Blackberries Create a Love Hate Relationship

Should we thank Luther Burbank for introducing the Himalayan Blackberry to the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century?  The plump, juicy berries have supplied us with delicious pies, syrups and jams that burst with flavor, but on the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pie

My name is Wendi and I write a comfort food blog at Loaves and Dishes. I am so excited that Cynthia asked me to guest host for her today. In talking about this post, Cynthia asked me, “What does comfort … Continue reading

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Apple Pumpkin Pie with Crumb Crust

This month’s Recipe of the Month combines the familiar taste of cinnamon, spice and everything nice with crisp fall apples and thick, rich pumpkin to create an unusual and delicious all-in-one pie. For a crunchy twist, I’ve added a sweet … Continue reading

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Blueberry Almond Tart

Blueberry Almond Tart Crust: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans Filling and Topping: 6 ounces low-fat (or regular) cream cheese (not the whipped type), … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – July 29, 2014

Dorine asked: My homemade berry pies generally turn out runny even after leaving them in the refrigerator overnight. It’s very discouraging. What am I doing wrong? My answer: Here are a few suggestions you might try. 1) For berry and … Continue reading

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Leon’s Surprise Visitor

“Leon gets failing marks in playground!” My husband, Ed, remarked summing up our 4-year old Dachshund’s disdain toward dogs, and sometimes people, that threaten his territory. Leon made no exceptions when a dog named Glory made a surprise visit to … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue

Prepare yourself for a mini-vacation to the Hawaiian Islands with my recipe for Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue. This pineapple cream pie captures the fresh flavor of pineapple with every rich and creamy bite. It’s one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Kitchen Tip – Enhance Pie Flavor

Freshen pies by placing them in a warm oven (turned off, not set on warm) while you’re eating dinner. This will even make store-bought pies taste more like they’re fresh baked from the oven.

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