Category “Pies”

Friday, 3 April, 2009

Cream of the Crop

Banana Cream Pie 5

The only thing better than a fresh banana cream pie? A banana cream pie whose crust is a giant chocolate chip cookie!! This is a fun recipe, great for parties, always a hit at a summer cookout or picnic.

Creamy vanilla custard studded fresh sliced bananas, cupped inside a chocolate chip cookie shell, and slathered with luscious whipped cream. You are gonna love it!

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Saturday, 7 February, 2009

My Husband’s Birthday Pie

It was my husband’s birthday on Friday, and every year I make him a special Birthday Pie. He loooooves his chocolate meringue pie, and this is the best, most decadent recipe I’ve been able to find. It’s a little bit of a production to make the whole thing, but the result is sooooo worth it. Just remember to plan ahead because you can and should make most of it a day in advance so that the filling has time to set. The results are unbelievably chocolatey, light, creamy, and delicate. I hope you enjoy it as much as he does!

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Friday, 21 November, 2008

Pumpkin Heaven!

One of my favorite Vintage Victuals tips is to use fresh, pure ingredients when you can. After Halloween, we slice open the pumpkins that we don’t carve, clean out all the stringy junky stuff and the seeds, cut the flesh into chunks, and put it in a pot! Add a little bit of water to the bottom and cook on low for about 45 minutes, or until the pumpkin is fork-tender. Drain well and smash with a potato-smasher (or a food processor, depending on what texture you like). Voila! You have a great, fresh ingredient to put in your pies, breads, and soups! Also, cooked pumpkin freezes well. I put mine in ziplock freezer bags so that I can thaw-and-snip.

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