Let me first start off with, I am not a pie person. I never was. So it found it quite strange when I really wanted pie and not a particular pie but all kinds. This is strange to me since I don’t even like fruit pies all too much. I like fruit fresh not so much cooked. Mid October came around and I would be looking for pie. I really want the fresh strawberry pie from Baker’s Square but most of them closed and they claim it is only seasonal. Lies all lies. So I have been getting random pieces of pies everywhere I go: apple, pumpkin, and pecan. I even had The Husband go out and buy a strawberry pie.
When Thanksgiving rolled around, someone asked me to make two pies I jumped at the opportunity. I used my pie dough recipe form the pie competition I entered. The task at hand was to make a pecan and a pumpkin pie. As I was making it, The Husband was questioning why I was blind baking the pie. I told him so it won’t be soggy on the bottom. He promptly told me that it is suppose to be soggy like Jewel pies (if I offend anybody, I apologize now). I’m just quoting him. So I just ignored him and continues to bake. The Husband just watched and asked a bunch of questions and comparing all the steps to how the pies are in Jewel. I was close to kicking him out of the kitchen but I know he means better. He did the same thing with Thanksgiving Dinner. He questioned why I didn’t use the can cranberries and why I was making it from scratch. Please feel free to argue that point…….
Back to my original point, here are the pies I made. I got the pecan recipe from Simply Recipes. I omitted the molasses because I came to find out, we ran out.
The pumpkin pie I got the recipe from All Recipes.
If anybody knows where I could get a good strawberry pie in Chicago in the middle of winter, please let me know. I am willing to order and have it mailed to me.