Monday, January 23

RECIPE | Crumb Topped Apple Pie

Good morning my sweet, sweet friends!
We have been stuck on Pie #4 from my "Five Days of Pie"...haven't we?

Truth be told..."stuck" is exactly how I've been feeling over the last month or so.
I was wiped out from my projects with Hersheys along with various "life" things that have been going on behind the scenes and I just could not muster up the energy to re-bake this crumb-topped apple pie for you after realizing I didn't have any great photos of this particular one.

And then it also seemed silly to share the pie since the Christmas holidays are over AND I have been trying to avoid sweets. I just couldn't convince myself baking an apple pie in January made any sense when I wouldn't be able to eat any of it. (or shouldn't eat any of it). *wink*

The good news is...I tossed all sense out of the window and baked it anyway.
Mainly because I just couldn't see myself posting anything else when my Five Days of Pie had not been properly finished out. I couldn't just skip right over it and move onto something else. Not right.

Most importantly, this Crumb-Topped Apple Pie is something I know you all will love and I just HAVE to share it with you. Especially because there have been so many of you asking for the recipe ever since I mentioned it! apologies for keeping you waiting while I crawled out from the creative crater I'd fallen into.
I most definitely want to tuck this delicious recipe into your pocket for the next time you are looking to bake a pie - especially because this pie is easier than average since it doesn't require a standard pastry crust.

One to print for you and one for a friend...all on the same sheet for printing!

If you are just joining us for the "Five Days of Pie", here are the direct links to the other four pies shared previously...all come with cute printable recipe cards too! *wink*

The Only Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie
The Only Key Lime Pie
Mama's Blueberry Pie

And if you'd like to see the short step-by-step video I created when Ella and I made this pie for Thanksgiving...

Thanks again for loving me despite my imperfections!
You guys are sweet as apple pie and I appreciate your love + support...always!!


I had ordered a NEW PIE DISH to bake the apple pie in for Thanksgiving BUT of course it arrived AFTER the fact. *frown*

So....when I re-baked this crumb topped apple pie specifically for this post, I finally got to use it and I have to say it's lovely! If you are looking for a pretty, white, deep dish pie plate this one gets five stars from me!!


Monday, December 5

RECIPE | Blueberry Pie

It's DAY 4 of the "Five Days of Pie" here on the blog...
and today we're talking Blueberry Pie.

This is actually the very first and only blueberry pie I've ever made.
(and truthfully the first and only photo I took as we hurried out of the house with our pies for Thanksgiving dinner).

I've never been head-over-heels for Blueberry Pie and in my mind, blueberry pie is for the for 4th of July. And actually here in Florida, our very quick blueberry season starts in April and ends in seasonally speaking, it's more of a Spring pie for us.

And could technically say the Key Lime pie I shared on DAY 3 is more of a Summer pie least you have the green key lime to help tie in the Christmas season colors if you wanted to make it for Christmas! *wink*

But...regardless of my personal preference for pie flavors and the fact that fresh blueberries are hard to come by since they are not in season around Thanksgiving, my uncle requested Blueberry pie...and so blueberry pie it was.

Blueberry pie is pretty most pies seem to be.
It's made with a lot of blueberries, a good amount of sugar and a little spice.

So of course, with the pie being so simple, I decided to dress up my pie a bit by creating a braided and twisted lattice crust pie like one I had been inspired by on Instagram.  And I would typically share the link with you because the pie was absolutely gorgeous and amazing but then you'd think less of my own pie. Ha!!

One for you and one for a friend...all on the same sheet for printing!

Okay, never mind...@thejudylab on Instagram is too amazing not to share with you so I'm swallowing my pride... HERE IS THE PIE CRUST I was inspired by. And here is an awesome Cable Knit Crust she made too!  Amazing, right?

You can totally stick with doing a traditional lattice crust top or just a regular full crust with pretty slits cut into the top of mentioned on that beautiful recipe card above. *wink*

Although this blueberry pie has nothing to do with my mama or her mama or any other mama I know, "Mama's Blueberry Pie" just sounded so much more appealing and nostalgic. So yeah...I fancied the name up too!  And I think it's okay since this mama right here is the one that baked the pie, photographed the pie and decided to create a cute recipe card for the pie so I could share it with you. So there you go. Ha!!

Now...I do have to say...I did use FROZEN blueberries for this pie since they weren't in season at the time I made it. Which is why I think my uncle's feedback on the pie was this:

Of the 5 different pies I brought, he said...
"The only one I ate was the blueberry. The taste was great, the crust was great, the only thing I would say is the blueberry stuff could have been a little firmer and not so runny.  Maybe if it was refrigerated it might be firmer? But it was wonderful. " - Uncle Dan

So there you go...even though I increased the flour to 1/2 cup instead of 1/3 cup as suggested by the recipe I was following when using frozen blueberries, it still set up differently than I think it would have had I been able to use fresh blueberries. I'm definitely going to test that theory and report back.

If you love blueberry pie...I hope you'll try this one.
Or at least pin it and print that super cute recipe card! *wink*


I swear it took me an entire hour just to configure the top crust on this pie.
The first "braids" I did I ended up undoing after Ella came in the kitchen and looked at my "almost-done-ready-to-go-in-the-oven-because-I-was-sick-of-messing-with-it" pie crust and said, "I thought you were making braids? Those aren't braids.".  *handsovermyeyes*
She was right!


Thursday, December 1

RECIPE | The Only Key Lime Pie

It's day three of the Festival of Pies here on the blog.
Actually, that's what I should've called it but I really named it "The Five Days of Pie" so I guess I'll stick with that to keep things consistent! *wink*

So yeah...Key Lime Pie is on the pie podium today!!
But this isn't just any Key Lime Pie.
This is the ONLY Key Lime Pie.

And so yeah...I completely copied the name of the recipe from "The Only Pumpkin Pie" recipe I shared with you a couple of days ago...naming this "The Only Key Lime Pie".

But that's completely because this really IS the only Key Lime Pie recipe you will ever want to make and most certainly want to eat.

One thing I've come to learn is that you either LOVE Key Lime Pie... have a total aversion to it.

For's a love affair.
In fact, one of my favorite cupcakes from Cupcake Delights is the Key Lime Delight...just to point that out. *wink*

If you have an aversion to it...I'm so sorry.
But hey! You might know someone who loves it and you can either share the recipe with them OR you can surprise them by baking this for them on their birthday. *smile*

And if you love Key Lime Pie like I're going to love me, like forever, for sharing this today!
It's the creamiest pie I've ever eaten...and I have had a few slices.

It's so delicious.
It's so creamy.
And it's the easiest pie ever to make - literally requiring only three ingredients for the pie filling.

One to print for you and one for a friend...all on the same sheet for printing!

I hope you try it.
And I hope you've been loving the pie recipes I've been sharing this week.
I've got two more coming your way so stay tuned.


My daughter, Clara, is the one that made this pie. Thank you Clara!!
She did a beautiful job, didn't she?
Unfortunately, the photos I took are kind of crappy because they were two-minute pictures I snapped as we were running out the door to have Thanksgiving Day dinner with my family. And the pie had started to sweat from being out of the fridge so I had to photoshop the heck out of the pie so you wouldn't be able to see it as much. Ha!!


Wednesday, November 30

RECIPE | Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

Good Morning everyone!!
Today marks "Day 2" of the "Five Days of Pie" I've promised you.

If you are just joining us, my daughters and I baked five different pies on Thanksgiving for our family and I've decided you need the recipes. *wink*

No, but really are going to want these recipes because they are just that good.
So good in fact, I'm even taking the time to create super cute printable recipe cards for each pie - just in case you're like me and prefer to use old-school recipe cards rather than setting up the iPad or iPhone in my kitchen while I bake.

Today's pie? Chocolate Chip Pecan

This pie is ridiculously good, as it takes the old-fashioned, tried-and-true pecan pie we've all come to know and love, to an entirely new level. And who am I kidding? Anytime I can add some chocolate to a non-chocolate dessert...well...I'm just not going to say no to that.

It's easy to make, easy to bake and a simple bowl and whisk is the only equipment it will take.

One for you and one for a friend...all on the same sheet for printing!

So yeah...I hope you'll PIN THIS to try the next time you need to make a fantastic dessert.
And if you missed pinning yesterday's pie...oh boy! You're going to want THAT ONE too!

I hope you guys are loving the "Five Days of Pies"...
and those cute printable recipe cards to go with them!!!

Have a sweet day my friends!!


You would never know this unless I told you...
Go back to the first photo and look at the whipped topping at the center top of the pie.
Do you see a small inconspicuous area of one of the whipped topping dollops missing?
And a couple of tiny drops of whipped topping on the crust just above it?

Well...while I was getting ready to photograph this pie, I walked away to grab something, and mind you the pie is sitting on the ground in my studio. Thankfully something in me immediately asked, "Wait! Where's Hamilton?" (our dog)  So I run back in and he'd already licked off some whipped topping and was getting ready for who knows what! Grrrrr!! Thank the Lord something told me to turn right back around. *coveringface*


Tuesday, November 29

RECIPE | The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe EVER!

This is the BEST Pumpkin Pie you'll ever make...hands-down...not even kidding.
It's the one from my-favorite-bakery-in-the-world-that-I've-never-visited-but-will-one-day...
the Butter Bakery in Vancouver British Columbia.

As promised, this is the first of five pie recipes I'm sharing with you this week;
from the five pies my daughter's and I all baked together for Thanksgiving.

This recipe is easy as pie and truly makes the best tasting pumpkin pie on the entire pumpkin pie planet.

It comes from The Butter Bakery's "Butter Baked Goods" cookbook I bought a couple of years ago. (remember this post). And although I'm sharing the recipe should totally just buy the cookbook because it's filled with so many wonderful recipes and photos AND IT'S SO PRETTY. can keep the crust "easy as pie" by not getting all fancy like I did with hand-cut fall leaves and the wonky looking acorns I tried to make. Ha!

TIP:  I baked the center pie crust decorations separately and then added them to the pie after it had baked and cooled.

You can totally just do a normal crust because it's not going to make a difference on the way the pie tastes. OR...if you want to get a little fancy but not too fancy, you can use mini fall leaf cookie cutters like these or this 2 inch Leaf Cutter Set to make the process super fast.

My daughter, Ema, made this pie...I just added the fancy crust decorations before we popped it in the oven. *wink*

It's easy...AS make and I know you're going to love it!
Now go download the recipe card and print it off to add to your cute recipe box if you have one. (I don't have one but I'm eyeing this one from Rifle Paper Company).

One for you and one for a friend...all on the same sheet for printing!

I hope your day is as sweet as PUMPKIN pie!
Stay tuned for the other four pie recipes coming this week!!


I totally would've used my mini fall leaf cookie cutters instead of having to hand cut all of the leaves but while I was in the middle of making the pie I searched all over my pantry looking for them and then remembered my mom borrowed them last year and hasn't returned them yet. Don't you hate when that happens?

And yes...the crust is totally a bit overdone/overbrown but I think since I used my all natural stone pie plate, it was taking the pie an extra while to bake while the edges were already done. Besides that, I think it makes it look a little more like authentic Fall colors. That's what I'm going with anyway. *wink*

P.S. I'm considering ordering this Large Maple Leaf Cutter and this Oak Leaf Cutter for the center of my pumpkin pie next year. Going to have to work on those acorns though. *giggling*

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