Friday, February 17, 2012

A Gluten Free Cookbook Recommendation

Speaking of gluten free pies, and all delicious gluten free baking - here's a wonderful cookbook recommendation. This book includes amazing gluten free pie recipes, plus other yummies such as muffins, cakes and cookies. Baking gluten free can be fun, and once you get used to a few technique changes, you'll breeze along in the kitchen...enjoy, celiacs and anyone with a gluten intolerance. :)

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Searching for a GREAT Gluten Free Pie Crust

To all pie bakers out there - I'm currently looking for submissions for the best gluten free pie crust recipe. Have you successfully made gluten free pastry? Please post a comment and I'll contact you. Looking forward to making some great gluten free pies!


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Friday, March 04, 2011

Pie Recipes - Chocolate Fudge Pie

V & A Fudge Pie
A decadent chocolate fudge pie with chopped walnuts. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and a little drizzle of chocolate syrup or sauce. Delicious!

2/3 cup margarine
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate bits
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Melt butter in a saucepan and add the chocolate bits. Stir to blend
over low heat. When melted, set aside.
Beat eggs in medium speed until lemon colored. Add sugar gradually.
Add the melted chocolate then the flour and vanilla until well
blended. Stir in 1/2 of the chopped walnuts. Pour into lightly
greased ceramic or glass pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
until top is crusty but firm.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Pie Recipes - Snickers Pie Recipe

Snickers Pie

1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp butter, melted
Heat oven to 350°. Combine ingredients & press into a buttered 9" glass pie pan. Bake about 5 min. Cool on rack. Maintain oven temperature.

6 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 c butter, cut in pieces
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 c sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla

Sift flour, baking powder & salt into medium bowl. Combine butter & chocolates in a double boiler. Stir until melted & smooth. Cool slightly. Using an electric mixer beat sugar, egg & egg yolk in a medium bowl until slightly thickened. Add vanilla & cooled chocolate mixture. Mix until well blended. Add dry ingredients & mix until just combined. Pour into crust & bake until almost set - about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

8 (1/2 oz size) Snickers -- Cut up & place on fudge layer.

1 pkg (10 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 c sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla

With an electric mixer beat cheese & sugar. Add egg & vanilla. Beat until smooth. Spread mixture over Snickers & bake for about 15 minutes or until set. Cool on rack.

2 oz milk chocolate
2 tbsp whipping cream
Melt & to drizzle on top. Refrigerate. Serve chilled. Makes 12 servings

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Problems with Burnt Pie Crusts? Try this...

A brilliant solution to the edges of pie crusts that seem to burn no matter what you do! This silicone pie crust shield will prevent the edges from ever burning again. You'll use it time and again...

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Pie Recipes Blog - Easy Chess Pie

A simple old fashioned recipe for Easy Chess Pie.

Easy Chess Pie

1 9" pie shell,unbaked
4 ea Eggs
1 c Sugar
1/4 c Butter, softened
1 tb Vinegar
1 tb Cornmeal
1 tb Flour
1 ts Vanilla

Combine filling ingredients in mixing bowl;beat on high speed 3 to 5

minutes or until very well mixed.Pour into pastry shell. Bake @ 350 degrees

25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and firm.Cool before serving.

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Pie Recipes - Chocolate Pecan Pie

A bit of bitter chocolate adds depth to a regular, sinfully indulgent pecan pie! Serve with a little ice cream or whipped cream to take it over the top, and enjoy this gourmet dessert.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

9-inch pie crust, unbaked
2 squares bitter chocolate
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup cream, whipped

Melt chocolate and butter over hot water. Combine syrup and sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil 2 minutes. Add chocolate mixture. Pour slowly over eggs, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and nuts. Stir to mix well. Pour into unbaked pie shell.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool. Top with unsweetened whipped cream.

Serves: 8

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easy Apple Pie Bars with Lemony Glaze

Just posted a delicious, simple and fast recipe for apple pie bars at These will become a new family favorite the first time you bake a batch!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pie Recipes Blog - Chocolate Chip Pie with Coconut Recipe

Chocolate Chip-Lovers Pie
Submitted by a reader. This one sounds decadent, with all those gorgeous chocolate chips and pecans and coconut to boot!

1 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 ounces chocolate chips
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 unbaked, 9-inch pie shell
Whipped cream (easiest to make with one of these) or ice cream, to top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in flour.

Gradually stir in chocolate chips, pecans and coconut. Pour mixture into pastry shell.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Top will be a deep golden color while center may still be soft.


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Pie Recipes - Fried Chocolate Pies

Fried Chocolate Pies

2 cups sugar
1/4 cup coca
4 heaping Tbsp. cornstarch
2 cups milk
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Stir first three ingredients until mixed throughly. Add milk. Cook until very thick. Add butter and vanilla. Stir constantly. Refrigerate. This must be cold.


2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cups Wesson oil
2 3/4 sifted all-purpose flour
Mix flour and salt. Pour Wesson oil into 1 cup.(measuring) Add milk (DO NOT MIX). Add all at once to flour. Stir until mixed. Shape into balls. Place between two 12-inch squares of waxed paper(dampen table to prevent slipping). Roll into 1/2-inch thick. Peel off top paper. Cut 5-inch squares or circles. Place a large spoonful of filling on each circle. Fold over filling to make a half circle. Seal edges with fork dipped in flour. Fry 4 to 5 minutes in 1-inch Wesson oil.

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