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Rhubarb Pie Is Here!

There is something particularly tempting, flirtatious even, about those fruits that make a fleeting appearance. Rhubarb is one of those, and it’s here. And it’s calling your name. Go ahead, order a rhubarb pie! Or order a rhubarb-strawberry pie. You know you want one! And you won’t be able to get it for long!
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CurvyMama’s Pie-of-the-Month: Banana Cream

Flash back to childhood: a luscious fat slice of banana cream pie and a fork. Mmm. Okay, so that wasn’t your childhood? Well, it wasn’t mine, either. My mom always kept our house stocked with homemade cookies, cakes or bars. But she didn’t touch pies. Do you have a similar story to tell? Do you need to fill that void with comforting, homemade pie every month? Join CurvyMama’s Pie-of-the-Month
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Christmas Mince Pie

This is a different kind of Christmas story. It’s the kind where the oddball Jewish girl from New York makes a very-British pie for a renegade American friend to take to Christmas dinner. It’s the kind where the Jewish girl, who bakes pies under the name CurvyMama, has to figure out where the hell to get the most British ingredient of all for this very-British pie. And where CurvyMama finds out how wonder
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CurvyMama Celebrates Wedding Pie!

CurvyMama comes bearing tidings of great joy! We have officially entered the Wedding Pie business!   The invitation to step into wedding-pie territory comes from across the country, where my dear old friend Joline is celebrating the soon-to-be wedding of her son-in-law’s mother, Barbara Vining, and her longtime partner, Niis Bue. After 18 years together, the two women were among the first in line to get th
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Mmmm, Fall: Cranberry and Pear Pies

As you know, Art of the Pie’s Kate McDermott has been baking up a storm in my kitchen for the past couple of days. In June, when I first lured her to D.C. from Washington state to teach pie workshops, apricots piled up at my house for those sessions. This time, when she came back for fall workshops, the change in seasons left us awash in pears and cranberries. I confess that I had never had a pear pie–pea
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The Best Apple Pie Ever

CurvyMama has confessed this to you before: I’m not the biggest apple pie fan. Go ahead and say it again; I’ve heard it all before: How can you not like apple pie? What’s wrong with you? Everyone likes apple pie! I’ve suffered the slings and arrows of my unpatriotic indifference to the all-American pie. But I am here to tell you that I’ve come up with an apple pie recipe that made even m
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Rinds And All: Shaker Lemon Pie

I had never heard of Shaker Lemon Pie until recently. Then, all of a sudden, I kept hearing it mentioned by pie-baking friends. Fascinated by a citrus pie that includes the pith and rinds, I resolved to try it. A rainy late-summer evening offered me a nice opportunity. A longtime neighbor is moving away, and another neighbor and I wanted to bid her farewell and hear about her plans. The colors and flavors of this pie
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Caramel Apple Lattice With Caramel Drizzle

It was the caramel drizzle that made you read past the headline, wasn’t it? I knew it! 🙂 I know I’ve posted before about this pie, but that one didn’t have the drizzle. And this time I made the caramel a little differently, too, and tweaked the seasoning on the apples. So I thought I’d share those alternatives here in case they’re helpful to any of you. First, though, how about a closeup
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Mmmm, Nectarine Pie

What a lovely birthday gift: six gorgeous plump nectarines from the illustrious vineyards of Frog Hollow Farm in California. You might recall from earlier blog posts here that Frog Hollow was the farm that supplied the mind-blowing apricots for the pie workshops Kate McDermott taught at my house late last month. When the CurvyMama birthday rolled around last week, a particularly thoughtful and attentive friend, Legal
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What To Do With Those Nectarines? Hmmm…

Wish you could taste these. The most intense, wonderful nectariney flavor!! Now to wrap them in pie dough and pop them in the oven… Thanks and hugs to LegalPie for the perfect birthday gift!
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