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Mincement Pies

Wedding Traditions to Trends

The recorded history of mincemeat pies can be traced to the year 1413, when it was served at the coronation of Henry V of England. In the late 1600’s, mincemeat was served as a meat pie flavored with fruit and spices. Read more about it During the Stuart and Georgian times, in the UK, mince … Read more

Gluten Free Flour Reviews

coconut flour

Gluten Free Flour Reviews came about as I’ve been experimenting with a couple of new flours for making pie pastry. Coconut Flour by Nutiva, I found this flour in Costco – I was excited to find something that would possibly be something I could use for gluten free pie orders. Sunday, I took this Coconut … Read more

Fall Harvest Pie

Thanksgiving

Nothing like a fall harvest pie to experience the the warmth of the fall season. Pumpkin is very versatile in making muffins, bread, jam, marmalade, crepes, soups and not just for jack-o-lanterns. The contents, the meat of the pumpkin freezes well for future uses. I prefer to use real pumpkin rather than canned pumpkin..it just … Read more

Hot Raisin Pie

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One of the favorite pies my dad loved was a Hot Raisin Pie, one that was just fresh out of the oven. Here’s a Apple & Raisin Pie Combo 4 cups sliced apples 1 cup water 1.5 teaspoons flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 cup raisins 2 Tablespoons butter I always find … Read more

Who doesn’t like Apricots?

apricot compote

Who doesn’t like apricots, came about as after I posted that I made apricot jam on Facebook – friends said, “I hope a jar has my name on one.” Apricots are a delicious fruit – tends to be more on the drier side, they also can be very juicy. I was following a recipe – … Read more

Chess Pies

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Chess pies remind me of going to a tea party the little tartlets or smaller pies, kinda give you permission to eat more. Chess Tartlets 1 recipe of South Pastry 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs yolks 1 egg white stiffly beaten 1 cup chopped raisions 1 cup chopped nut meats 1 teaspoon … Read more

Raspberries, the Spring Treat

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There’s just one thing I really love, that’s raspberries, the spring treat for tarts, crisps, muffins. In Alberta, Canada there are many U-pick berry fields – it a great way to take a break from your day. Pick your own berries and hangout with nature. There are here in the USA as well. Here’s a … Read more

A Variation of a Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving

This variation of a pumpkin pie is a form of custard. There are many secrets we all have in making our specialities. 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1.5 cups pumpkin, canned 2 eggs 1.5 cups of hot milk Blend sugar, spices and slat together. Combine with pumpkin, add … Read more