Month: October 2018

Mini Apple Pie Squares

I love everything about Fall. The crisp days. The blue skies. The smell of logs burning in the fireplace. The awesomeness of golden-yellow Trembling Aspen leaves as they shimmer in the wind (best leaf name ever!). If you don’t have Trembling Aspen leaves near you, get in your car and […]

All-Butter Pie Pastry

In my humble experience, there is nothing … and I do mean nothing … that cannot benefit from the addition of butter. Yes, I am a butter addict. I will spread it on shortbread cookies even though I know they are already loaded with butter. I will slice hunks off […]

Butter-Shortening Pie Pastry

The battle between butter and shortening-based pie crusts has been raging for years. In one corner, you have the butter disciples who swear that nothing can match the flavour and baked golden hues of an all-butter pie crust. In the other corner, there are the shortening fanatics who promise that […]

Fall Harvest Concord Grape Pie

When I was young(er), we had a vine in our backyard that produced fruit my mother called ‘wine grapes’. My friends and I would sit on the lawn in early Fall and eat bunches of these distinctive purple gems off the vine and convince ourselves that we were getting drunk. […]