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Pies, Pies, and More Pies March 29, 2009

Filed under: Baking Class,Pies — amynb2008 @ 2:52 pm
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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!

Mini Key Lime Pies

Mini Key Lime Pies

 

 

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?

Raspberry Chocolate Tart

Raspberry Chocolate Tart

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. 

Raisin Pie

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

Raisin Pie

Raisin Pie

 

 

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.