Two houses across the street have seen new folks move in over the last few weeks. I've been meaning to bake them pies as a welcoming gesture, and to give the false impression that I have endless time and energy at my disposal for the sole purpose of looking like Suzy Homemaker and putting all others to shame. Today was just the day for a sham such as this :P I really do love baking pie, and Clay loves to eat it, but it takes the right frame of mind to undertake such a feat with three small children around to keep me busy.

4 Responses to “178: Welcome-to-the-neighbourhood Pie”

  1. Angie:

    Now that’s an understatement! Way to go Kim!!!

  2. Jean:

    your pies are gorgeous – and that’s not being dramatic! pie season just passed here (due to Wes’s birthday being on the 22nd) and once again, I got high marks for taste and wow factor, but I’m not happy with presentation. What is the secret to your pretty crusts… and WHY did we not bake together last summer? But no worries… yesturday I saw an episode of Good Eats with Alton Brown and I now have faith that I will vanquish the fall-apart lacklustre crust problem. Wish me well!

  3. kim:

    Jean, this pie dough recipe is the ultimate! I will try to email it to you soon. It’s more finicky than the one I used to use, but man does this one kick it up in the flavour department. Rather than using only shortening for fat, it has butter in it too – yum! And it looks so pretty on top because I gave it an egg white wash, and sprinkled with sugar. Oh, and I have no idea why we didn’t bake pie together last summer….a month long visit still was not nearly long enough to do all the things we need to do.

  4. Jean:

    I look forward to it! the recipe with AB has NO shortening and ONLY butter for the grease element. (I also wonder why I can’t make Mom’s pie crust work for me… she used to make them for restaurants, for pete’s sake!)

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