Tuesday, October 27, 2009

P to the I to the YEP YEP YEP

My new thing is pies.

All right, all right, if you know me, you know that pies aren't exactly my "new" thing. I already sang the praises of Ken Haedrich and I've been rockin' around the clock every fall since '07, living it up with my cookbook.

But my NEW new thing about my pie book is that I am CHALLENGING MYSELF (even more than making my own pie crust, which BTW, can I even tell you how much danker my pies are now that I make my own crust? It's like the easiest thing in the world when you make it with a mixer, and it tastes 2,000,000 times better) TO A PIE MAKE-OFF.

Which is to say, I am making NEW PIES THAT I HAVE NOT YET TRIED for the next four weeks, at least, leading up to the great Pie-a-Thon that is Thanksgiving.

So today I made the first "new pie," which is called Tarte de Sucre (Sugar Pie). Getting back to my French-Canadian roots, y'all! (Did you know I am part French-Canadian? Thanks to my gramma!) It's basically a layer of crumble, topped with MAPLE SYRUP, and topped again with crumble, which makes a most appetizing and very baklava-tasting treat.

Want to see?


What's your favorite kind of pie? WRITE IN AND I MIGHT MAKE IT.


Rando said...

It's better than baklava because it is not sickeningly sweet like most baklavas these days. I love the maple flavor and I would like to taste it in more pies.

Anonymous said...

i'm a fruit pie kind of person . . . any interesting possibilities???

Grace said...

Nice! I'd love to try this pie! Pie making is one of the most glorious things ever...I've been home sick, so while I'm lazing around I think about my Thanksgiving menu & mainly the pies.

All pies are my fav...one pie that surprised me was Sour Cream Raisin...totally dig it. And another with sour cream that I really like is Dotta's Sour Cream Peach Pie.

Have fun!

Emily said...

Peanut butter ALWAYS!