|Blue cheese, kale, onion and a little bacon|
The other half of the pastry dough went toward a blackberry blueberry pie with a crumble top. While it was delicious fresh out of the oven, it was actually better chilled the next morning with time to set, and, of course, blackberry pie makes a fabulous breakfast. Blackberries were from the farmers' market and blueberries commercially frozen. Pastry was the Magpie recipe (butter and stick form Crisco) with one cup (of the 2 1/2 total) of the flour whole wheat. Filling was mostly from Art of Pie (tapioca thickened) and crumble top was made up on the spot.
|Blackberry blueberry cut while it was too hot|
The Mister's extended family has an annual pot-luck after a gathering at the cemetery on Memorial weekend. There were several pies available-- goopy cherry, goopy strawberry, goopy cherry cream (which I later learned was cherry cheesecake, but if you are going to bake it in a pie crust and top it with a bunch of pie filling, I am going to consider it a pie). and mincemeat. I ate the mincemeat because I am sure it must be a family specialty of one is serving mincemeat in May. I had a bite of Aster's strawberry, which just reminded me that whole strawberries don't make a great pie, and I avoided the other's because I have become a cherry pie snob (I love a good cherry pie and I have no interest in pre-prepared cherry pie filling. I was like this before MiL further spoiled it for me by sharing pies made with the rare tart cherries from her trees.)
On the way back to Oklahoma from Kansas, we bought convenience store Moon Pies. They needed more moisture and more flavor, but I suppose they were okay.
|Yeah, we melted a plastic tray, but baked some great cookies|
|Every batch had issues, but every batch was tasty|
|Yes, someone has shorter hair now, too.|
Pies Baked Year of Pie (Continued)
Blue Cheese Kale
Coconut Chocolate (sweetened condense milk base. Just fine.).
Dairy free coconut custard (invented at the last moment. Just fine.)