I know I”m late in posting. My baking class was 4 days ago. It’s been a very looooong week. I’m lucky I survived…but survive I did and here I am!
This week our group made pies. I am not a pie person. They just don’t appeal to me. I wish they did. They really do look beautiful and the ones we made this week were no exception.
The first pie we made was the key lime pie. This was a super easy pie made with a graham cracker crust and topped with a little whipped cream and lime zest.
We then make 2 large raisin pies. I have never had raisin pie before. The filling was almost like raisins in a caramel sauce. It was very sweet and had, obviously, a very strong raisin flavor. If you aren’t a raisin fan, I wouldn’t suggest this pie.
The last pies we made were actually a raspberry chocolate tart. This was simply fresh raspberries at the bottom of a pie crust and topped with chocolate ganache. We then added a bit of whipped cream for garnish. There’s not much to say about this. It’s chocolate. Do I really need to say anything?
Sorry about the pictures. I took them with my phone, so they are great quality.
So that’s it. I’m sorry. I just can’t get about pies. Except for pecan maybe. But that’s just a whole other thing.
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 cups cold water
4 cups raisins
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
2 pie crusts, plus enough for top crust or lattice
In a saucepan, stir together sugar and flour. Add water and mix well. Stir in raisins, salt, and cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Pour into the pie crusts. Top with top crust (slit to allow steam to escape) or a lattice.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.