Pies of the week, previous pies and two gifts for better pie

So, good readers, if you have been following along, you know that there has been pie! Thanksgiving meant pies for a few friends and their families – Cranberry Tart, Pecan Pecan PECAN Pie and Deep Dish Apple Pie.

The following weekend the holiday parties began, and there was Pate Pie. Leftover savory caraway rye dough became 3 tart shells for Scrambled Egg Breakfast Pies and the this weekend – – –

IMG_6316Artichoke Hearts, Oyster Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pie for another party and the pie of my dad’s heart – shared with friends here at Bowen Court – home brew Mince Pie. I made the fruit / nut mix on Sunday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend and let it stew in its own juices for two full weeks.IMG_6310 It went into a pecan tart shell and was topped with hazelnut gelato. Oh, tr-la-la-la-la!

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The gifts? My neighbor’s daughter is going to medical school in Granada and brought me several of the prettiest, shiniest nutmegs I’ve ever seen – I have a feeling that I’m going toIMG_6312 find out that I only thought I knew what fresh grated nutmeg tastes and smells like. But best of my big brother made me a 4” high platform to stand on when rolling pastry. It tucks neatly away and it is going to save my back! So, this is what the world is like for the rest of you? Pretty cool!

Happy pie month!

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