Strawberry Hibiscus Pie

by Heather Harris Brady I came up with this recipe when I was trying to get around using a pie glaze with artificial red dye. I try to avoid the artificial dyes whenever I can, and I was thinking of all the naturally red things I’d made when I hit upon hibiscus punch. The dried…

Apple Pie Bars

by Heather Harris Brady It’s hard sending a child to college, it’s harder still when they come home down two jean sizes! So part of the reason I don’t post as much lately is simply that I spend a lot of time baking and mailing. While I do bake a lot of my son’s favorites…

Rhuberry Pie, No Bake

by Heather Harris Brady Guess who! I know, right? It’s been crazy, but I’ve come out on the other side of two graduation parties for my son and lots of other parties for graduating friends and family. I made most of the boy’s party food myself (with help from the aunts!), and I may get…

Butterscotch Banana Cream Pie

by Heather Harris Brady This pie was something of a revelation for me, because I decided to apply my “browned butter makes everything better” theory. And you know what? So far, browned butter does make everything better. In this case, I used it in the crumb crust. Normally I find crust a little ho-hum, to…

Roasted Apple Pie

by Heather Harris Brady Apples are just starting to come to market here, one of my favorite times of the year, when the Macintosh are still tart and snowy white under their snappy red skins. So when I saw a mention in Bon Appetit of an apple pie with pre-roasted apples, I had to give…

Raspberry Chocolate Cream Pie

by Heather Harris Brady This pie happened and things got ugly at our house. When the last few slices got divvied up a riot practically broke out. And it all started innocently enough, when my son when to Chicago on a field trip and brought me back this from the Ghirardelli store: Which was nice….

Mixed Berry Pie (with Frozen Berries)

by Heather Harris Brady Since Saturday was PI day (3.14.15) and I live in a house with a bunch of math geeks/pie lovers pie there was no choice, pie had to manifest. The fresh fruit this time of year is somewhat expensive and questionable, so I thought it would be a good time to talk…

Apple Pie Babushka

by Heather Harris Brady We had some colds in the house over the past few days so major comfort food was in order. We’ve done apple pie, so I was looking for a twist on that idea when I found this. It was just what the chef-doctor ordered. In Dorie Greenspan’s Baking cookbook, one of…

Boston Cream Pie

by Heather Harris Brady This was our dessert for Sunday family dinner, a request from darling daughter. For my readers around the world, Boston cream pie is a bit of a misnomer in that it’s not a pie at all – it’s a yellow cake with cream pie filling and a chocolate glaze – sort…

Gooseberry-Raspberry Pie

by Heather Harris Brady I’ve been on something of a pie binge lately, between the fresh fruit on the shelves and the great pie place we passed while in the UP (twice). When we walked into the Three Seasons Cafe outside Manistique I told the DH, “Save room for pie, these ladies look like they…

Michigan Fruit Pie

by Heather Harris Brady The men in the house have been lobbying for a pie lately. I like to do rhubarb this time of year but I didn’t have enough left for a whole pie on its own. So I combined what I had with some beautiful fresh raspberries and a few apples that needed…

Marbled Peanut Butter Pie

by Heather Harris Brady It seems so wrong to do this with leftover Halloween candy sloshing all over the place, but there you have it. Truth of the matter is, I can take or leave most storebought candy anymore. If I’m going to blow the calories better be on something worth eating. So the holiday…