Posted on December 28, 2015
“This is the worst pie I’ve ever tasted.” -my Dad.
How’s that for an enticement? Do keep in mind that my Dad said this after eating a bite of my mother’s pumpkin pie which is always sublime, and keep in mind that my Dad is a little bit set in his ways. I’m thinking if he sees a white pie, he’s thinking cheesecake, and that’s not what he got here.
My husband, however, ate his whole piece and proclaimed it delicious. He is the best Santa’s elf ever! Always such a good sport, will try any crazy thing I cook up.
This pie is an heirloom Pennsylvania Dutch recipe, with German, Quaker and Mennonite roots. It is a very simple recipe and, I think, makes for a very delicious pie. It sort of reminds me of a ricotta cheesecake but with more texture and without the graham crust. You have to be prepared to taste a little bit of savory/sour, along with the sweet, and I think it’s best eaten on its own and not after a bite of pumpkin pie.
I made this pie for Christmas Eve dinner, and also to bring to Fiesta Friday #100. Stay tuned because I’ll be bringing more! Happy Anniversary to everybody who’s been a part of Fiesta Friday and as always I send my gratitude and thanks to Angie for making this all possible.
Posted on November 21, 2014
I can’t seem to get off the pie wagon, I’m having too much fun. This pie was inspired by this holiday’s fruit darling, the cranberry. Read More
Posted on November 5, 2014
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Posted on October 26, 2014
Inside this flaky crust is a 500 year old heirloom french apple called Calville Blanc d’ Hiver which is grown nearby in Paso Robles, CA at Windrose Farms and available at my local farmers market for a few short weeks in the fall. It was grown on the Monticello estate of Thomas Jefferson in the 1700’s and has a higher Vitamin C content than an orange! How do I know this?