What We’re Loving: Pies

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Let me start by saying this: I love to laugh and I’m a huge fan of comedy—I even married an improv comedian—but I never quite understood the humor behind throwing a perfectly good pie in someone’s face. It seemed like such a tragic waste of flaky, creamy, sweet pie goodness. As you can see, I happen to take pie very seriously. I love it in all shapes, forms, and flavors. Thankfully, I’m not alone. And to prove it, we’ve gathered several crave-worthy pie creations (no one would ever dream of tossing) from a few of our favorite bloggers.

There’s no denying it: fruit and pie are soul mates. The sooner we accept it, the sooner we can reap the rewards of this happy union. I personally have yet to meet a fruit pie I didn’t adore, and this Apple, Ginger, Blueberry Shortcrust Pie (pictured above right corner) is no exception. The sweetness of apple and blueberry lovingly combined with the spicy heat of ginger creates a refreshing and delightful pie that is perfect for a late summer afternoon or an evening dinner party. {from What Katie Ate}

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Pecan pie may be a staple on holiday tables around the country, but it’s a year-round dessert in the South. Because of this, there are dozens of different ways to make this sticky, gooey, nutty pie. I tend to prefer the pecans being the star of the show, because it is after all how the pie got its name. With only eight ingredients in the entire dessert (crust and filling), this Pecan Caramel Pie demonstrates how something so simple can deliver truly complex flavor. The filling is an easy maple caramel that’s poured over perfectly placed pecans to create a wow-worthy effect. {from Box of Spice}

Another jaw-dropping dessert is this Mississippi Mud Pie. When I typically think of mud pies, I am reminded of my very first attempt at mimicking my grandmother’s skillful pie-making while playing in the backyard. Thankfully, this decadent pie is nothing like its name, and is filled with layers of indulgent, rich chocolate sinfulness only to be topped with whipped cream and (dare I say it?) chocolate shavings. There are a lot of differing opinions on what actually goes into a mud pie, but I’m not terribly picky about what you call something when it tastes this good. {from The Flour Sack}

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It’s hard to imagine pumpkin pie, which stems (pun totally intended) from one of our most decorative fruits, becoming any more adorable. Enter Mini Pumpkin Pies. This fun take on the traditional pumpkin pie is the perfect way to make every guest feel oh so very special at your next holiday gathering or Pi-Day (3-14) celebration. The addition of evaporated milk makes the filling velvety smooth, while the vanilla-bean whipped cream topping makes it delightfully sweet. {from Offbeat and Inspired}

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Serving pie at a party requires a sit-down atmosphere or it will lead to an awkward balancing act of plate and fork, but these Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies are made for celebrations without chairs. Not only are they ridiculously cute, they are easy to eat in almost any situation. The flaky pastry dough forms a perfect seal on the cinnamon-y, caramel, apple filling, which makes it the perfect treat to eat on your feet. {from Just a Taste}

Photos courtesy of Katie, Rakhee, Brooke, Sarah and Tiffany, and Kelly.

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  • Mike Miller

    Great Job Kate…so proud of u!!