even though I’m learning so much, and cooking SO much more…I’m still VERY intimidated by baking. specifically, by homemade pies/pie crusts. I LOVE pie. I love pumpkin, apple, cherry, French silk pies. really any type of pie. but I’m totally scared to attempt them. my sister-in-law anna makes the BEST pies. and she makes it look so easy. after watching her and learning the recipe…I don’t think its as hard as I imagine in my head. she was gracious enough to write up her famous recipes and take some great prep pictures for me to post, so you too can have fabulous pies at your holiday get togethers!
okay…just attaching that picture is making me so hungry for more pie!!! there’s some in the fridge…I think i’ll heat up a piece while I type this!
anna wrote out really detailed instructions for me to share…so I will add all her tips below. her mom also makes incredible pies, and I’m sure these recipes (I’m posting pumpkin and apple recipes later tonight) have been passed down in their family. I love good family recipes. its such a way to bond with family when you call them up to ask their tips or experiences…and I know anna has that bond with her mom. and now she is passing down the tradition to miss desdi!
having the world’s cutest baby as a sous-chef isn’t a requirement for making delicious pie crust…but it sure doesn’t hurt!
the cuteness is a bit overwhelming.
(I see that harper has learned some kitchen stalking skills from her cousin scout!)
she did such a good job with the detailed pictures. if you have any questions on the recipe posted below…please send them my way. I will get them to anna and get you your answers! we want the whole world to experience the amazing pies we got to eat at thanksgiving :)
there are many tutorials on pinterest for different ways to make the edges of the crust pretty. I prefer anna’s method. I think the homemade looking edges are the most beautiful. you can see the love and hard work that went into making the pie.
be on the lookout later tonight for her amazing apple pie and pumpkin pie recipes…both using this PERFECT pie crust recipe written below. you will not want to miss this!
I can’t thank anna enough for taking the time to help me with these posts. and anna’s mom becky. they are really passing down such beautiful recipes and I can’t wait to try them for myself. I will keep you guys posted about conquering my baking fears!!! stay tuned for two more pie recipes tonight!