A Passion for
When it comes to perfect pecan pie, count your blessings
Isn’t that pecan pie on our cover gorgeous?
It is my very own prize-winning pecan pie, fresh out of my publisher’s
test kitchen and snapped up in a portrait of sweetness. It’s just a
taste of what’s up ahead in my new cookbook, A Passion for Baking (Oxmoor
House 2007). Speaking of pie, which pie personality are you? Classic
apple pie, big, fat blueberry pie, or a gooey heartland Shooflly Pie?
Can’t pick, huh? Well, no wonder. November is the playoffs of pie
season. Leave freezer pies (over priced, tasteless and loaded with
chemicals) and those tasteless add-water pie mixes to the no-taste crew.
Homemade, fresh-from-the-oven pie is easy and so much better you’ll be
trying a new one every day. Don’t forget to check out my best
Thanksgiving Recipe Collection featured below. It’s your all-in-one easy
reference of everything from the turkey to the sides.
Pecan Pie (Our Cover Story)
World’s Best Double
A masterful, big,
definitive pecan pie from my upcoming A Passion for Baking, (Marcy
Goldman, Oxmoor House, 2007). This is the ultra pecan pie, big, sweet,
and satisfying! Make sure you use plenty of fresh crop Georgia and
California pecans and upgrade, it with some Tate and Lyle’s corn syrup
for a mouth-watering pecan pie like no other.
Pecan Pie Biscotti
Don’t you love concept baking? What’s
great in pie is great in biscotti. Pecan pie without the sticky mess. A
superb gift biscotti. How good is this recipe? Ask out tester Amy who
had to beat tasters off with a stick. Is Amy popular these days? You
bet. On her recipe form she wrote: “These are beyond delicious’.
!!! Free !!! The Skinny on Pie
Some basics on the basic recipe.
!!! FREE !!! Famous 30-Second Pie Dough
You can’t beat this pie dough – nor ruin it. It is pastry perfection
and suits pros and newbies alike.
Cream Pie Dough
An excellent, flaky pie dough that is good
enough to eat without the filling. Does double duty as a pastry dough
for tarts and filled cookies.
‘N Bold Apple Spice Crumb Pie
A majestic spice and apple pie that is
holiday perfect. Accented with lemon, cream, vanilla and even a few
cranberries, if you’ve a mind to add ‘em.
Deluxe Chocolate Shoofly Pie
You will have to shoo people away from
devouring this pie in one hearty serving! It is a gooey, sweet pie that
is pure Heartland American baking – perfect for Thanksgiving. This
version has all the right notes, taking something old-fashioned and
marrying it to today’s tastes. Our tester pronounced this ‘sublime’.
Classic Sweet Potato Pie
An exceptionally luxurious sweet potato pie, replete with brown
sugar, cream and spice. One sliced and you might never look at pumpkin
pie again. Pie-shaw!
Chocolate Cream Pie
Smooth as silk and real chocolate filling –nothing out of a box.
This is diner-style delicious pie.
Boston Cream Pie
Not really pie but really good.
Whoa Nelly and Heavens to Betsy - leftover
sourdough biscuits get gussied up in a city slicker dessert. Great for a
BBQ supper or a brunch. If you have pecan biscuits or pumpkin biscuits,
they would work great too.
Luscious Pumpkin Pound Cake
A bourbon spiked brown sugar glaze is the final touch on this
irresistible, gone in one Thanksgiving dinner, cake.
Spiced Apple and Fresh Cranberry Tea Bread
Scents of Nantucket throughout the land, courtesy of your oven and this
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success. Cake now Legend.
Read all about it. Some cake with your pie?
Cranberry Apple Warming
Warming trends in a cuppa tea. Brew it by the cup or the pot in case of
Caramel Vanilla Apple Sauce
A new classic is born. Serve on ice-cream, cheesecake or yogurt
and granola for breakfast. This is ambrosia, plain and simple.
From the Bread Board
Zesty Garlic Butter Sesame Crescent Rolls
Move over Dough Boy! These rock. One batch
of these garlicky-soft rolls and everyone will bless the baker. Not just
Parker House Bread
more fiddling around if you have a crowd. Butter dipped Parkerhouse
bread rolls you pull apart as they come out of the oven. Make one
regular and a batch of garlic or parmesan cheese ones.
Bakery Corn Cakes
Bakery in Montreal no longer makes these amazing corn treats, but you
Great fresh baked or toasted and slathered with butter. Not a corn
muffin, not corn bread – something better!
The taste of Boston Brown bread in mini
loaves – perfect for traditional New England Thanksgiving side bread.
Make three little loaves or a baker’s batch of small ones (if you have
the mini loaf mold).
Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey
Parker House Rolls
Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing Not Out of a Box
Ever Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Layered ‘N Baked Cranberry Sauce
Durkee Green Beans and Onions Casserole
Sweet Potatoes and Marshmallows
Pomegranate Braised Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Vermont Country Inn Pumpkin Pie