Raspberry crumb pie

Our lab manager, Lisa, is a big fan of raspberry pie, and so for her birthday, I couldn’t imagine bringing anything else. Since I’d made a straight raspberry pie relatively recently for the lab, I wanted to find a variation. Enter: raspberry crumble.

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Raspberry pie

Anyone who knows me knows I love all things pie, so I’m always curious what people’s favourite pie flavours are. Lunchtime discussions with Lisa, our lab manager, determined hers to be raspberry, which (for some strange reason) I’d never tried. I can’t say I’d ever even heard of raspberry pie, as it seems to play second…

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Blueberry pie with thyme and goat cheese

One of the perils of living alone is the tendency to avoid dessert-making. It’s an understandable avoidance (eating an entire cake by oneself seems a trifle extravagant and would likely have regrettable consequences on the waistline). However, my love for pie overcame any reservations I may have had about solo pie consumption. I came across…

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Pear pie with Gruyère crust

To celebrate finishing my PhD, I threw a defense party at our local bar (co-hosted by my friend and fellow recent defendee Angela Fink) and brought a bunch of pies. I wanted to try something new and was inspired by a show I love, Pushing Daisies, where one of the main characters is a pie-maker. Several interesting…

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Cranberry custard pie

Thanksgiving is always a great opportunity to try out new recipes, and this year was no exception. I like the seeming simplicity of this recipe (relatively few ingredients and minimal prep work), plus a cranberry pie is certainly not commonplace, so it gets points for originality.

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Lemon icebox pie

A friend’s 30th birthday called for a special birthday pie, and I was told he loved lemon, berries and nuts. This icebox pie seemed just the ticket, not only because it involves lemon but crucially because I could make it in advance the previous night (I satisfied the love for berries and nuts by making the blueberry…

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Apple cider cream pie

Since I knew I’d be baking a pumpkin chiffon pie, I thought I could try something new and different for the second Thanksgiving pie. A recipe for apple cider cream pie sounded intriguing, but there were a few alterations we thought we’d try. Several of the reviews had issues with the pie crust, so I…

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Bacon apple pie

When I ran across this recipe, I thought it was a match made in gastronomical heaven. All of our favourite things come together–pie, bacon, apples! What a great way to celebrate the flavours of fall.

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Blueberry sour cream pie

A friend’s housewarming BBQ called for a new dessert that was easy to transport. This recipe for blueberry sour cream pie caught my eye, as it seemed relatively straightforward and full of delicious things I enjoy, including pecans and blueberries. Thankfully, we’ve finally hit the season where blueberries are plentiful and relatively inexpensive.

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