On the day before Thanksgiving, I should be posting apple or pecan pie recipes. But I’m not your normal gal. You’ve already got my pumpkin pie recipe, and I promise I will soon put up the apple and pecan. But this chocolate cream pie has captured my heart, and needs to be posted!
CurvyMama’s at the midway point in her Thanksgiving piemaking. Three pumpkin, two pecan and two cherry lattice-top have been made and delivered; we’re making chocolate cream and another cherry this morning. Tonight and tomorrow morning we’ll turn out two more pumpkin and two more cherry, a double-crust apple and a caramel-apple lattice top. That means we get to fire up our new apple corer/peeler! I’ll post my recipe for chocolate cream pie soon!
CurvyMama has stockpiled her pie crust dough, and fired up her oven. We’re off and running! Sunday began with making a couple dozen disks of pie dough, wrapping them up and giving them some time to think (and to rest their gluten) before the big rollouts begin. Into the refrigerator they went…
From Chicago I smelled it before I saw it. And OhMyGod, did it smell good. If my recent visit to a pie shop in Virginia eroded my faith in finding good pie-making, Hoosier Mama restored it. So let me dispense with the quick facts and get on with it, cuz I’m dying to tell you about this gem of a place. Hoosier Mama Pie Company Chicago http://www.hoosiermamapie.com/ This two-year-old pie shop is a sweet, humble little place. Hunkered down in the scrappy Ukrainian Village section of the city,
It’s easy to be afraid of making pie crust. I know. I am a recovering crust-o-phobe. I have been a passionate baker all my life, happy as long as I have my hands in some combination of flour, butter and sugar. But there was something about pie crust that made me steer clear. What spooked me?
From Leesburg, Va. CurvyMama’s got another pie-shop report for you. I hopped in my little cherry-red SUV on a glorious fall day and drove out to Leesburg, Virginia, picking up a friend along the way, to try the pie at a place whose name virtually defies a bad review: Mom’s Apple Pie Company Leesburg, Va. www.momsapplepieco.com I enlisted a pie-loving friend (who was kind enough to take time out of a family trip to Atlanta recently to review a pie shop there) to serve as a second tast
We have our first pie shop review! As we said yesterday, when we posted our opening list of pie shops to try, we hope this will be the first review in a long series. As a proud member of Pie Nation, we want to do our bit to try as many pie shops as we can and tell you about them, so you can try them, too. If you want to be a member of CurvyMama’s PieTasting Posse, all you gotta do is visit a place that makes great pie, eat to your heart’s content, take some pics, then send them to us
I spend far too many of my waking hours wishing I were somewhere else. A somewhere else that serves homemade pie. In service of my hope to begin years of Pie Pilgrimages, I am taking a tip from the Pie of the Month Club, which has compiled a Pie Map, pinpointing the exact locations of places that make our nation great. (My version is far more low-tech, of course, since I haven’t figured out a way to offer you a multicolored, interactive map of the U.S.) I’ll be updating as more infor
I did it on a whim; Trader Joe’s had those cute little sugar pumpkins, and they called to me in sweet little voices as I tried to walk past. Three of them ended up in my shopping cart. So tonight they fulfill their destiny and become pies. The old-fashioned way. Here’s a photo to show you how adorable they were before I violated them. I include my coffee cup for scale; they’re not the teensy tiny little pumpkins you see on people’s desks at work at this time of year, but
It’s amazing what you can discover while you are putting off doing more important things. Toodling around online for anything related to pie, I came across a 1997 column in the Orlando Sentinel by a guy identified only as “Commander Coconut.” He must have had some kind of clout in the pie world, since the American Pie Council was asking him to help decide what to put on the organization’s official bumper sticker (this is high-stakes work, y’all). They also wanted hi