Key lime pie

An unused bag of key limes sitting in our fridge upon returning from our trip inspired my first attempt at a classic key lime pie. I had actually only tried it for the first time within the last couple of months, so delicious first impressions of its tart-sweet flavour combination were fresh in my memory….

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Raspberry brownie ice-cream pie

We recently threw a pickling party, in what may now be an annual tradition for us, and I wanted to make a dessert that was new and Spring-y. And nothing says warmer temperatures than a good ol’ ice cream pie. Of course, on the day of the pickling party, it did in fact drop down…

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Banana cream pie

A girl’s night in called for something sweet and decadent, and banana cream pie seemed to fit the bill. I’d actually never made or even had banana cream pie before, so this was an exciting prospect. It does take a little bit of planning, as several components need to chill or freeze for up to…

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Mixed berry pie with pecan-orange lattice crust

The selection of this recipe was borne out of a need to bring something to a friend’s 30th birthday party. I asked him what his favourite dessert was and he said some kind of berry tart/pie, so this is what I selected. I was intrigued by the particular combination of berries–raspberries, blueberries and cranberries. I…

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Apple pie

Thanksgiving desserts typically center on pumpkin pie, but we decided to give apple pie a seat at the table this year, at my brother-in-law’s request. I very rarely make apple pie (I think largely because of all the effort it takes to peel and slice them), and I can’t recall if I’ve ever made a…

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Lemon meringue ice-cream pie in toasted pecan crust

I had never really had lemon meringue pie much growing up, so it was never on my pie radar. However, some truly delicious lemon meringue pie in Stockholm led me to start investigating recipes. When I ran across this one that involved the glorious combination of lemon meringue and ice cream, I just couldn’t resist!…

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Apple and blackberry “blapple” pie

David and I recently celebrated 5 years together by going to Michigan for the weekend. We drove up to Holland, where they happened to be having a farmers’ market, and picked up some delicious Empire apples from a local vendor (apparently a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh). When we got back from out trip,…

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Spiced peach pie

Having house guests is always a great chance to ramp up the baking front, as you have more people around to share in the goodies (so it’s not just David and I finishing off an entire cheesecake by ourselves). With only a couple more weeks of summer left, and the summer fruits becoming sadder and…

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Strawberry-rhubarb pie

To celebrate David’s birthday (and his joining me in Madison, WI after two long weeks apart), I decided there could be nothing better than strawberry-rhubarb pie. Madison has a lovely farmer’s market every Saturday, with a plethora of fresh produce and cheese to choose from, so I was able to pick up some fresh rhubarb…

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