Pies

The New Trend: Bacon on Desserts

Chocolate Covered Bacon

A breakfast that includes bacon can be nothing short of delicious. Just a few years ago, there were popular recipes that included bacon wrapped entrees, too. Take a chicken breast and wrap it in bacon, then throw it on the grill, and you have a juicy chicken breast that will change your opinion of chicken forever. These days, though, bacon isn’t just reserved for that morning meal or even your evening grill. Now, more than ever before, people are topping desserts with bacon or even using it as a key ingredient inside that final course. The Bacon Trend Bacon has

How To Make A Cookie Pie Crust

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If you love cookies as much as the Cookie Monster, consider adding them to pies. Make a cookie pie crust and you’ll have a delicious bottom layer for your next dessert. You can make a cookie pie crust with just about any type of cookies. Favorites that work well are chocolate dipped Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, and ginger snaps. And, of course, bakers have always loved the graham cracker which is much more a cookie than a cracker. Sure, you could run out to the store and make a pie crust with store bought cookies of any variety. But the

Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

  Let's try to put our usual cookie arrangements aside for a moment. Have you gone out strawberry picking?  Strawberry pie is a great summer treat!  This recipe goes one step further and turns your strawberry pie into a strawberry cream dream!  Light and refreshing, your friends and family will be asking for the recipe! (That is, if you're willing to share it!) Ingredients: Crust: (a pre-made Oreo crust can also be used) 1 cup crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted Filling: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Tart Cherry Pie Recipe

Tart Cherry Pie Recipe

I love how each new season brings a new flavor of pie to mind.  Summer is here, which is the perfect time to make a delicious cherry pie.  Fresh or frozen cherries can be used, and tart are the best as they nicely complement the nutmeg and cinnamon spices! Ingredients: Filling: 1-1/4 cups sugar 1/3 cup cornstarch 1 cup cherry juice blend 4 cups fresh tart cherries, pitted or frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup shortening 3 to 4

Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Pie

photo credit: David Gallagher via photopin cc For the dough 3 cups sifted all purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup solid vegetable shortening 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water For the filling 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 cups fresh blackberries, washed and picked over, and divided To make the pie dough: In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Cut in the shortening using a pastry cutter or fork until a pea size coarse meal forms. Sprinkle with the ice water while mixing gently with a fork

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