So yeah, I was pretty excited about making pies yesterday. Though, I was corrected that I was only making one pie and one tart in a pie crust. Semantics!
They turned out pretty well and I wanted to share them with everyone.
I really enjoy cooking. It’s an amazing skill to have that I get to use every day, multiple times a day. Baking, on the other hand, is not something I am terribly comfortable with. This was (technically) my third attempt at baking. I know, I know, what about cookies? I don’t include cookies in this because once you’ve got that dough, just don’t burn them.
I had attempted a raspberry crumble and while tasty, it was rather dry. My next attempt was an apple pie but I didn’t know what I was doing and used a flan pan. This was definitely NOT dry and tasted fabulous, but it was a mess to cut.
So, for the actual pie (thanks for the clarification, Désha), I went with a peach pie because we had a lot of peaches on hand. Well, I mean I thought we had a lot of peaches. Another run to the grocery store and we now had… too many peaches.
I am not crazy enough to figure out baking recipes of my own until I’m comfortable with the whole process. For the peach pie, I turned to Alton Brown! You can’t go wrong with Alton Brown.
The recipe was pretty easy to work with and I thought it turned out really well! Now I will offer some clarification, those are not what you may automatically assume they are. They are monkeys!
Now, the next one was the one I super excited about. For some reason, I had bought cranberries on a whim and then didn’t what I wanted to do with them. I came across this Cranberry Curd tart recipe from Laughing Spatula. This one was a bit more work and not a true pie (thanks Désha). And man, is it tasty!
Well anyway, I had a blast making these and they turned out pretty well!