First Three Pies: Fruit, Nut, & Frozen
There are hundreds of pie recipes that all fall into one of 2 groups of pies: sweet or savory.
In the sweet category there are (at least):
- Ice Cream/Frozen
In the savory category there are meat and vegetable.
Have you tasted a pie from each category? I have.
But I haven’t made a pie from each. Well this birthday year I will make a mere 55 pies. And maybe I will make a pie from each category. Read here to see the why.
For our women’s ministry pie bake sale a friend and I made three types of pies: Apple, Derby, and Frozen Raspberry Freeze pies.
This was the first time I’ve ever made a frozen pie. And I have to say, making it was “easy as pie.”
This recipe calls for sherbert, cream cheese, and cool whip. We doubled the recipe and came away with 12 mini graham cracker tarts and 1-9 inch graham cracker crust filled with this tasty, light pink (because of the raspberry sherbert) deliciousness. I preferred eating the filling with the tart shells. There was a greater pie-to-crust ratio.
- NOTE: The little girls especially wanted to buy this treat from our bake sale.
- 2nd NOTE: Not all the pies made it to the bake sale. We saved some for ourselves.
Before Friday, I never even heard of Derby pie. It is also known as Kentucky Pie, May Day Pie and Kentucky Pegasus Pie.
Our recipe didn’t call for bourbon and I didn’t know it’s not a real Derby pie if it doesn’t have bourbon. It was very tasty and didn’t need the bourbon – imho. Whats’ not to love about pecans, butter, and chocolate chips piled into a buttery pie crust?
NOTE: Of course some pie was put aside for the bakers.
We made 3 apple pies. One was for the bakesale. It smelled amazing while baking. And there was one for each of us to put into our freezers for Easter.
Our recipe came from Martha Stewart. We used a combination of Granny Smith and Braeburn apples. We doubled the recipe (and added one extra apple) and were able to get three generously filled pies.
So what did I learn from making these pies?
- It is fun to make pies with a friend with whom you are kitchen-compatible.
- It is fun to try new taste experiences.
- Sherbert is also known as sherbet.
- It will be a wonderful treat to have a made-ahead dessert this coming Easter since it will be such a BUSY weekend at church.
- Pie 1 Raspberry Freeze
- Pie 2 Derby Pie
- Pie 3 Apple Pie
- What kind of pie have you made recently?
- What new recipe have you tried? How about leaving the recipe or link here?
Final Note: I did take photos of or pies. And as soon as I find my camera, I will include them in this post.