Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

I have news for you. Apparently I’m the worst pie blogger ever. Today is a big holiday in the pie world and I had no clue.

pre baking

It’s National Pie Day…according to my reliable sources at nationaldaycalendar.com. (Because I guess 3.14 is not celebration enough for this high maintenance dessert). Continue reading “Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie”

9 Must-Have Tools for the Perfect Pie

So you’ve decided to make a pie?

Congratulations 👏🏼  you’ve accomplished step one and found your way here—the ultimate list of pie making tools.

9 Must-Have Tools for the Perfect Pie

Making pie is a process, but don’t be overwhelmed. In the end it’s really easy as long as you pay attention and follow directions.

There are a million pieces of advice I can give you. Continue reading “9 Must-Have Tools for the Perfect Pie”

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Pie

It’s the best week of the year: Thanksgiving week!

Short week, long weekend and more pie than you know what to do with. JK. We’re obvi going to eat it.

What dish are you in charge of at your Thanksgiving dinner this year? The BF and I are heading to both of our families this year so I’m on the hook for six (!) pies. Seven if you count our post turkey day friendsgiving. Good thing I find pie making pretty therapeutic. (Except when I burnt the butter twice today…)

Fall pie crust design with leaves

My turkey day pie marathon has officially kicked off for our annual “MergeGiving” at the office tomorrow. (Merge = our agency’s name).

Rather than make my usual pumpkin pie recipe that my coworkers have all tried, I decided to shake it up.

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Pie for Thanksgiving | via Pies Before Guys

Which brings me to this Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Pie. I used my Continue reading “Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Pie”

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10 Fall Pie Crust Designs

Happy fall y’all! Pie season is officially here. (I personally think it’s pie season, year round…but that’s just me).

If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of pie in your future. Between apple picking, Friendsgiving, and Thanksgiving—your oven is about to be in overdrive.

Which means you need insta-worthy pie crust ideas…naturally. Take a peak at a few of my favorite autumn inspired pie crusts. Hap-pie baking.

For these fun crust designs, you’ll find a few tools very handy:

Fall Banner

Throw some leaves and pumpkins on your pie and top it with an adorable fall banner.

fallbanner-acarried

via @acarriedaffairdesigns

 

Don’t Stop Be-leaf-in’

No such thing as too many leaves. All you need is a bit of patience and a lot of pie crust dough.

fullleaf

10 Fall Pie Crust Designs for all your fall pie baking | via pies before guys

LatticeLeaf

via @thepieblog

 

Watercolored Fall Leaves

Use a bit of watercoloring (aka food coloring) to add fall colors to your pie crust.

10 Fall Pie Crust Designs for all your fall pie baking | via pies before guys

via @mariesaba

 

Hap-pie Thankgiving

Puns on pie are always a good idea. Letter cutouts are essential, unless you have the hands of a surgeon.

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via @thepieblog

 

Pumpkin Toppers

Pumpkin pie may not have a top crust, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a few embellishments. I love these with leaves, pumpkins, and cranberry decorations.

leafvine-figs

via @fortyninefigs

LeafEdgesPumpkin2

via @thepieblog

pumpkin-sallys

via Sally’s Baking Addiction 

 

Mini Fall Pies

Make your mini pies even more adorable with a big leaf and a tiny braid.

mini-jojo

via @jojoromancer

 

Hope you feel inspired! There’s more where that came from. Follow @thepieblog on instagram for all the essential pie tips and inspiration this pie season.

 

 

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Southwest Chicken Pot Pie

It’s been gloomy and rainy all weekend in Chicago. The kind of weather that makes me want to do absolutely nothing. Do you think Spring will ever make an appearance? Saw this yesterday and it’s almost too accurate…

The Skimm

Thanks for nothing, Spring.

Since I’m pretty sure we’ll never get out of winter, we might as well solely eat comfort food.

Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie recipe | via Pies Before Guys

On the bright side, there’s no need for a beach body if it’s winter forever. And with that mentality in mind, I bring you: Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie. It’s your favorite pot pie with an extra kick.

Mix-4

Don’t get me wrong, I love a classic chicken pot pie. But sometimes you just want cheesy, spicy goodness. Continue reading “Southwest Chicken Pot Pie”

Nutella Pie | via Pies Before Guys

Nutella Pie

Hap-pie pi day, friends! Hope your day has been filled with lots of pie (sweet, savory, pizza…whatever floats your boat).

No shame: I had pizza for lunch and dinner, plus pie for dessert.

Nutella Pie | via Pies Before Guys

In honor of Pi Day I have a new *delicious* recipe. But first…there’s some Nutella controversy out there, so let me start with this: I have no illusions that Nutella is “healthy.”

But it’s delicious.

So YOLO, I’m eating it. And I’m eating it in this delicious pie because it tastes good on everything. Continue reading “Nutella Pie”