Cranberry-Orange and Apple-Cranberry Crisps

Sometimes making too much pie can make a girl wistful; wistful for the days of chocolate chip cookies, sour cream chocolate Bundt cakes, plum crisps and blueberry cobblers. In these very quiet, relatively pie-free January weeks, I’ve been listening to that voice from the past and making more homey treats.
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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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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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Paper Bag Apple Pie vs. Naked Apple Pie: Which Is Yummier?

It’s been an interesting 24 hours in my little corner of Pie Nation. Those of you who follow along with us here know that we set up a smackdown yesterday between two identical apple pies: one baked in a paper bag and one baked the typical way, in the open, hot oven air. If you’re thinking, “What the hell? Pie baked in a paper bag?” then you need a quick refresher, which you can get from readin
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Smackdown: “Paper Bag” vs. Traditional Apple Pie

The idea of an apple pie baked in a paper bag comes to me from Barbara Mautino, the mother of one of my dearest and oldest friends, DesignerPie. From her kitchen in Los Angeles, Barbara started reading the CurvyMama blog and sharing recipes. I’ve heard of people making Thanksgiving turkeys in paper bags, but I’d never heard of baking pies in a bag until Barbara told me about it. Barbara found her recipe i
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Caramel Apple Lattice-Top Pie

I’ve been in a post-Thanksgiving coma, breaking my promise to post the recipe for this pie. So here it is, without further ado:
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Caramel Apple Lattice-Top, And We’re Done!

This little baby’s ready to make its debut: And now CurvyMama’s ready to make more pies for at-home family & friends eating. One little pumpkin has already been devoured, and there is a need for much more. Here we come, pumpkin, cherry, banana cream caramel (I’ve got to do something with that leftover homemade caramel, right?) I promise I’ll post the recipe for Caramel-Apple Lattice-Top la
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