Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Blueberry Pie is Matt's favorite pie but in Alberta Saskatoons are the local berry. They're very similar to a blueberry so you can substitute these berries in everything. Matt also enjoys rhubarb and it grows well in Alberta. My rhubarb plant is out of control and prehistoric looking.
Normally I find berry pies too be extremely liquidy. This wasn't a problem due to the rhubarb's natural thickening properties. The flavours blended well and the bite was smooth. In my opinion putting Saskatoons and rhubarb together in a pie was a show stopper.
Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Friday, April 06, 2018
Sometimes even my sweet tooth needs a change from the chocolate and this lemon tart does the job! These were a big hit at the big fundraiser held for my school. My students made 300 of these beautiful little flowers and 300 of the mini 2 bite brownies as well and there was not a crumb leftover.
Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Blueberry Pie is Matt's favorite, and it is probably one of the easiest to make. The best blueberry pies are made a day ahead so they can set.
Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Monday, October 02, 2017
Pumpkin pie is my Dad's favorite pie. Growing up my Mom would make one for Dad and one for everyone else. I still make the base recipe that my Mom uses quite often but sometimes I need to amp up the pie a bit, check out the substitution listed below.
Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Sunday, September 10, 2017
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup lard (in most stores you can buy Tenderflake lard right next to the shortening). I know it sounds horrible to use lard, but it really makes the best crusts!
6-7 Tbsp Ice cold vodka
1. Place dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and cut lard into the dry ingredients
2. Next mix one tablespoon of ice cold water into the dry ingredients at a time until the mixture is unified.
3. Chill dough for 15 minutes in refrigerator
4. Roll dough out in a floured surface and place in a pie dish