So for those who don’t know I don’t like pie. I will eat an occasional slice of Key Lime or Oreo Pie, but I do not like fruit pies, meringue pies, or pies that have custard. YUCK.
However, my husband loves pie and my mom has a secret family recipe that she wants to pass on to my sister and I - so I thought…well I guess this is as good a time as ever to learn how to make pie.
I would first like to say that even though I own A LOT of cooking stuff, pie pans and a pie server are not to be found in my house. I thought I owned a pie pan but it turns out it was an 8” cake pan – oops. So the pie we made ended up being a deep-dish pie.
Making a pie takes awhile. We made it from scratch! It was fun, but I think I would get bored if I had to do it alone and I didn’t have someone to be there with me to at least keep me entertained. My mom and I had fun – lots of laughs!
The pie smelled REALLY good (I have never not liked the smell of baked goods). And according to my family it tasted good too. I did try one bite and the verdict – good flavor but still don’t like pie. I think it is a consistency thing or something.
Anywho, this is a big step for me! I am going to try a different pie every couple months. I think next will be cherry. If people like it and it makes them happy, then I will keep making it! And I do have to say there is something kinda refreshing & traditional about baking a pie. The house smelled good, it was nice to spend time with my mom in the kitchen, and pies just are a symbol of family & comfort.
What is your favorite type of pie?