Pies! Pies! Pies!
Pies! Pies! Pies! Although we’re not sure why pie is more of a fall/winter dessert (we think it should be popular year-round), we’ll take all the pie eating months we can get.
Pie is (usually) a super easy dessert to make. Plus your friends and family will be super impressed with your baking skills. The hardest part about making a pie is probably the crust. You can always cheat and head to Trader Joe’s for their pre-made pie crust, which is super delish and saves time (and mess) in the kitchen. Make sure to thaw out your dough before baking. And if you are daring enough to make it from scratch, make sure to prep the dough for up to 24 hours. Here’s Martha Stewart’s “perfect pie crust” recipe for all you baker types.
Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are proven favorites, but have you tried twisting things up? And we mean literally. Check out these Pumpkin Pie Twists. You start with crescent dough rolled out then mix together your pumpkin pie filling; view recipe here. Then you’ll spread an even layer of the filling on top of one half of the dough and place the other half of the dough on top. Cut into thin equal strips and twist! Once placed on your baking sheet, brush some melted butter on the dough, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and pop them in the oven. Viola!
For another something a little different, why not try a Cranberry Gingersnap Pie? This pie starts with the gingersnap crumb crust: gingersnaps, walnuts, brown sugar and butter. The filling is your basic stove-top curd filling made with cranberries (and is such a pretty color!). Garnish your baked pie with sugared cranberries and thyme springs for a pie that everyone will admire.
This Winter Berry Pie is (almost) too pretty to eat. The filling consists of apples and cranberries and your typical pie ingredients. You’ll coat the fruit with sugar, spices and flour, then fill the pie to form a mound. Top filling with small squares of butter and leave it open-faced (or top with a pie crust). You’ll know when your pie is ready once the juices are bubbling.
Show apple who’s boss with this delicious Caramel Pear Pie. Cover your firm chunky cut pears with cinnamon, sugar, and flour and place in dough. You’ll then pour caramel (homemade or store bought) right on top so it reaches every crevice of the pie. Add a pie crust topping in any design you wish, like this one!
If you don’t feel like baking a pie this year, head over to Sage Vegan Bistro to pre-order a pie for your next holiday party.
View more pie recipes on our Pinterest page! Happy Baking!