I found the recipe via A Baby? Maybe. Beverley’s post about the pumpkin patch and making pie led to comments about how to make pie crust in a kitchenaid mixer. Crust in a mixer? I was sold! Have I told you how frustrating my pie making in the past has been? A lot of that frustration came from the crust too. I have yet to properly bond with my pastry blender. I was ready to give up and use a Pillsbury crust for my Thanksgiving pies and lie to my family that it was homemade. But yesterday, I fell even more in love with my mixer, if that’s even possible.
I followed Beverley’s advice and grated the butter. Fabulous idea! I also prebaked the crust for 15 minutes and used my pie weights for the first time with great success.
After a Facebook status update about baking the pie, dinner turned into an impromptu family event. All five of the taste testers agreed that the recipe is a keeper. Thats good, because all 5 of us will be eating Thanksgiving dinner here, along with 3 more.
They also volunteered to come over and taste test more pies in the next 16 days leading up to Thanksgiving. Anyone have some tried and true favorite pie (or other Thanksgiving) recipes to share?
PS. I will admit, my Step-mother-in-law’s famous crust recipe is better… I think I need to practice that one and perfect it in 16 days.
If you don’t feel like pie, the caramel sauce is super easy to make and would be perfect over ice cream!