Must-Try Pies!

Snickerdoodle Pie

Tis’ season of eatin’, and just in time for the holidays, these pies are all must-tries!

 

Snickerdoodle Buttermilk Pie

Snickerdoodle Pie

The cinnamon-sugar goodness you love, enhanced and complemented by a velvety buttermilk custard! Have this uniquely satisfying dessert ready to serve in about 3 hours, with 45 minutes of prep/cook time and 2 hours to cool. Made easy by using a pre-made deep dish pie crust, the custard is made with eggs, buttermilk, butter and vanilla mixed with sugar, flour, salt and nutmeg and topped with a layer of cinnamon sugar before baking. Top with dollops of buttermilk or your choice of frosting for extra “YUM”!

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S’mores Pie

S'Mores Pie

We know s’mores are more of a summer treat, but this pie brings the fire pit-favorite indoors! Essentially brownie batter baked in a graham cracker crust with a toasted marshmallow top-layer, this recipe is easy, fun and deliciously-different. Our favorite part is the minute of broiling the marshmallow creme that gives you that thin, crispy caramelized layer that dessert dreams are made of. 👌

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Caramel Pear

Caramel Pear Pie

Complete with its very own homemade pie crust recipe for 100% “from-scratch” deliciousness, change up your pie routine with pears! They are just as sweet, juicy and easy to work with as apples, with the benefit of being a unique announcement when the time comes for dessert. Paired with a homemade salted caramel, your pear pie filling is prepared just as you would apple pie filling, with sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger and a bit of lemon juice. Complete with directions on how to lay out the lattice-pattern crust topper, be sure to tag us in your pear pie adventure with #BestMarket, we would love to see!

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Pumpkin Pecan

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Popular this time of year for their natural sweetness, you will see plenty of pecan pies and pumpkin pies, but combine the two and you have pure dessert dream-team deliciousness! The first layer of this pie is your pumpkin mix made with eggs, maple syrup, sugar, heavy whipping cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. After your pumpkin layer is set up in the pie dish, in comes the finishing pecan layer made with a simple combo of eggs, sugar and maple syrup. Bake at 425ºF for 15 minutes before reducing the heat to 350ºF and baking until the crust is golden brown and the pie sets, about ~40 minutes. After cooling, all that’s left is to serve with a dollop of whipped topping and listen to all the “YUM”’s!

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Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

Taking the classic apple pie to new heights, instead of the usual pie crust, this pie is held by and covered in a layer of CINNAMON ROLLS. 🤤🤤🤤 To achieve this, roll out enough dough to split into 2 pieces, one to act as the crust and one for the top layer. Spread those 2 rectangles with butter, cinnamon and sugar before rolling them into a log. The key is to then cut and press your cinnamon rolls to be about the thickness of regular pie dough. Once you have done that for your crust, add in your apple pie filling before distributing the remaining cinnamon rolls along the top and baking until the crust is golden brown and apples are soft. This isn’t a “must-try” list for nothing!

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Salted Maple

Salted Maple Pie

Something about maple is simply perfect for the fall and winter, a point we’ve proven in previous posts. Though it is just-as (if not more) delicious than salted caramel, salted maple is surprisingly underused in the culinary world, making this a great recipe for wowing the family with something they haven’t seen before. For the filling of this pie you will use butter, a high-quality Grade B maple syrup, light brown sugar, fine cornmeal, salt, eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Complete with its own step-above-the-rest all-butter pie crust, this recipe can do no wrong at any holiday feast it graces with its presence!

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Bananas Foster Pie

Bananas Foster Pie

Featuring naturally sweet bananas in a delectably sweet sauce, this recipe is a feat of culinary prowess and patience. Made by whisking egg yolks, half and half, cornstarch, sugar and a bit of salt with vanilla and butter, the trick to bananas foster is achieving its signature syrup/sauce. This is done by heating ingredients together in a precise order until thickened and creamy, then letting it all reduce to a syrup consistency. Once you have your filling down, bananas, caramel and rum are heated until bubbly before being cooled and spread in the pie crust to make the first layer of your dessert. Then follows the syrup before it is chilled for at least 1 hour in the fridge. Once chilled, spread on a layer of whipped cream and the remaining banana mixture. Drizzling with additional caramel before serving is quoted as “if desired” in the recipe, but we’re going to go ahead and say DO IT! Buon appetit!

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Pumpkin With Walnut Streusel

Pumpkin Pie With Walnut Streusel

Another pumpkin pie variation to outshine the rest, this recipe takes dessert to the next level with a walnut streusel topping. Made with both regular and brown sugar with flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, ginger, milk and eggs, the pumpkin filling makes up your first layer. Once that is in, you top it with your walnut streusel; a combination of brown sugar, rolled oats, chopped walnuts, flour, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg that moistens where it meets the pumpkin and browns on the top. The only side effects? Numerous “WOW”’s, “OOO”’s and the risk of one piece too many!

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Cranberry Apple Pie

Cranberry Apple Pie

Sweet apples meet tart cranberries in this delicious mashup perfect for your Thanksgiving feast! Using fresh apples with fresh (or frozen and thawed) cranberries, the filling is easy and the crust is flaky in this dessert delight. Ready in about an hour, this is one pie best served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. 👌

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie

If you’re ready to really bring something different to the table this season, this peanut butter and jelly pie is the way to do it! Creamy peanut butter is creamed with butter before being sweetened with powdered sugar and vanilla. After spreading your peanut butter layer into your graham cracker crust, top with a layer of your choice of grape jam or jelly. Lastly, top with your sweet oat and brown sugar streusel mixture before baking for ~20 minutes at 375º F until golden brown. Cool before serving and be sure to get some pictures to share with us (@bestmarkethq) and @portlandiapielady!

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Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie

Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie

Velvety smooth and oh-so satisfying, tap into the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes by baking them whole until tender then adding the fluffy insides to a food processor and blending until smooth. You will need 2 cups of pureed sweet potato that you will mix with browned butter, sugar, eggs, flour, a little salt, cinnamon, ginger, clove, plain yogurt (for creaminess) and heavy cream. Once your filling is mixed, add to a homemade or pre-made pie crust before baking at 350º F until the center of the pie has set, about 50 minutes. Let cool before adding a hefty layer of whipped cream in the center and serving.

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October 28, 2020