Thursday, December 24, 2015
25 Pies in 2015 - A Review
If you saw my last pie post, you saw that I was lamenting a bit about not completing my 25 Pies in 2015 Challenge that I set for myself. But, I've accepted that 25 pies in one year was perhaps a little too much for both my baking time and our waistlines! (I do usually try to reserve sweet pies for when we are having company.) That all being said, I still managed to make and post 15 pies this year - both sweet and savory. Let's take a look at them!
Savory Onion Pie: This pie came from an old Colonial Cookbook. It's similar to a quiche, but the eggs aren't the star of this pie - it's all about the 2 lbs. of caramelized onions (and bacon).
Chicken & Biscuit Skillet Pie: This pie is cold weather comfort food - a hearty chicken and vegetable pot pie topped with a flaky and buttery biscuit crust.
Thick & Chewy Pan Pizza: This pizza pie is cooked in a cast-iron skillet and has a thick and chewy crust. It's delicious and similar to one from a famous pizza chain.
Chocolate Cream Pie: An old-fashioned pie made from scratch with a thick and creamy chocolate pudding layer topped with a homemade whipped cream. A delicious treat!
Silky Peanut Butter Pie: Who doesn't love chocolate + peanut butter? This pie has a creamy peanut butter filling in a chocolate cookie crust - perfect!
Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp Tart: A classic combination of strawberry and rhubarb topped with a crisp topping and baked until golden and bubbly. A lovely late spring/early summer dessert.
Fresh Strawberry Pie: This pie is one I had been wanting to make for a few years. This challenge finally gave me the opportunity to give it a try. It's bursting with strawberry flavor. Perfect for summer!
Old-fashioned Vinegar Pie: Another pie that I had on my "to-make" list for quite a long time. It was delicious! I highly recommend giving this old-fashioned treat a try.
Southern Tomato Pie: Another savory pie that is a perfect summertime main dish when your garden is overflowing with fresh, ripe, delicious tomatoes.
Pawpaw Cream Tart: Pawpaws are one of our favorite fall treats and this was the first time I used them cooked in a recipe. It was wonderful!
Bacon Cheeseburger Pie: Just looking at these photos makes my stomach growl. This pie was probably one of my favorite things I made in 2015. A bacon cheeseburger in a pie shell. So, so yummy!
Cranberry Apple Pie: I love the combination of sweet apples and tart cranberries in this pie. It was a terrific way to use up some of our apples from our annual apple picking trip.
Skillet Tamale Pie: Another savory main dish pie, this pie has a Tex-Mex chili-like filling topped with a lightly sweetened cornbread. It was a hit!
Shoofly Pie: This pie has been on my "to-make" list since we visited Lancaster, PA in 2007. I am so glad I finally gave it a try. It was a huge Thanksgiving dinner win with our family!
Eggnog Pudding Pie: Last but not least, an easy and tasty pie for your holiday celebrations!
I hope that you've enjoyed all these 15 (not 25) Pies in 2015. I know that I've enjoyed making (and eating) them and bettering my crust making and pie baking skills. I'm sure there will be a lot of pie making in my future!