Category: Pastry and Pies

Pies have been the most popular dessert for many years. The secret of making tender, flaky pastry has been a treasured skill passed on from mother to daughter. From traditional pastry to crumb crust, fruit pies and cream pies, you will find them all here.

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Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie is a combination of two of my favorite desserts: Apple Pie, and Apple Crisp.  It’s basically apple crisp in a pie shell.  And it’s so yummy!  Here’s how:     Start with an unbaked deep dish pie...

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Is there anyone who doesn’t like Chocolate Cream Pie?  It’s a true classic, and everyone likes it.  You can adjust the chocolate flavour to your taste, by using bittersweet, semisweet, milk chocolate, or any combination of these that you like....

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Coconut Creme Pie

This is a combination of two recipes, with a couple of little tweaks of my own.  It has the familiar rich, creamy coconut filling, but is topped with a meringue, similar to a lemon meringue pie. It was delicious, and went fast.  I...

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Toffee Tarts

Toffee Tarts Sweet creamy little tarts with flavours of caramel and chocolate. These are like Turtle Tarts but without the pecan. Safe for those with nut sensitivities. Kids love these! Makes a 36 mini tarts Ingredients: 36 mini tart shells...

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Turtle Tarts

Turtle Tarts Sweet creamy little tarts with flavours of caramel and chocolate, and topped off with a pecan half. Everyone likes these! Makes a 36 mini tarts Ingredients: 36 mini tart shells (two boxes of 18, in the frozen food...

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Orange Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin-Orange Pie Filling This is the pumpkin pie that my Mom used to make. The orange perks up the pumpkin just enough to make it perfect.  This is the flavor that I remember from my childhood.  No Thanksgiving is complete...

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Easy Flakey Pastry

  Basic Pastry Recipe This recipe makes enough for one double-crust pie, or two 9-inch pie shells. Ingredients 2 cups flour ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp brown sugar ¾ cup lard or shortening 1/3 cup cold...

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Saskatoon Berry Pie

It’s Saskatoon season!! Every July, we look forward to the short season when Saskatoons are ripe and ready for the picking.  We usually go to a local berry farm where you can pick them yourself (u-pick) or pay twice as...

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Bumbleberry Pie

Bumble Berry Pie This is a delicious pie to make in summer when fruit is plentiful. You can vary the fruit used, depending on what you have, but always start with the apple base. You can also use frozen fruit....