Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pie Confession

As you probably already know, I love pie.  Love to eat them and bake them, and have posted about it quite a few times.  But, I haven't made a homemade crust in years ~ probably 25+.

Since meeting Beth Howard, you know, the sweet lady I blogged about here, I've been thinking I should really give the pie crust thing another chance.  So in preparation of Thanksgiving, I tried a practice pie using Beth's recipe.

(If you look closely, you'll see the yellow bits of butter that Beth says are so important to flakiness.)

I carefully followed Beth's directions about not overworking the dough.

It's really flaky.

And delicious.

As of this morning, only one piece remains so I think it was definitely a success!  I finally feel like I'm a genuine pie baker now.  No more Pillsbury for me.


Old Fashioned Gal said...

The pooch is patiently waiting for a stragler to jump out of the pie dish. Lol! Too cute! :)

Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

No recipe!? Making pie crust is one of those things I wish I had stuck around to learn how to make from my green bean Grandma...that and homemade bread.

Jenny's Heart said...

It looks perfect and yummy!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Missy Shay said...

I need to make my first apple pie this Thursday. Can I make it ahead of time, or do I need to make it fresh Thursday morning?

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Oh man, I'd like to taste this. It's an art to be a 'good' baker. Congrats,

SizzleandZoom said...

Looks delicious. Looks like my mom's homemade pie. Miss her. Miss the scent of it in the house at Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Michaele said...

Nothing better than cold apple pie for breakfast : ) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Yummmy! You look so cute modeling with your freshly baked pie and I hope your pup gets a little taste too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


Anonymous said...

Oh I feel like making pie too..... Well actually at the moment, I'd rather just be eating a piece. Your crust looks perfect, flakes and all!

Ciao again....so good to catch up on all of your posts.
Creative Carmelina