The Pie Stand -Recipes

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I am not an experienced pie maker; experienced pie eater, yes. My mom is amazing at making pie dough, but I’ve always been a little afraid of it. See my mom teaching my daughters the art of pie making here. We decided to conquer our pie crust making fears and just go for, I mean after all, not great pie crust is still pie, which is still pretty great. 😉

I’m not going to lie and say it was easy. However first said “easy as pie”, well let’s just say -lie.

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For our pie stand we made: apple, apple crumble, coconut cream, cherry, blueberry crumble and individual banana cream pies in a mason jar. My sweet sister-in-law Heather, also made rhubarb custard tarts, and a strawberry rhubarb pie. We had vanilla whipped cream and vanilla ice cream on the side. It was all very, very yummy!

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We started out with making a whole lot of pie crust. I used this recipe from the crisco website for “Easy as Pie” Pastry Dough.

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I made one batch with one daughter, while my husband made another batch with the other daughter -since we knew we needed a whole-lot-a-crust!

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For the apple I used the same method that I shared here.

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For the blueberry filling and crumble we used good old Martha’s recipes –blueberry filling here, and crumble (which we also used for some of the apple) here.

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These were really, really good, and I would definitely use this recipe again.

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For the coconut I used a packaged coconut pudding that you cook on the stove top. After cooking and cooling an empty pie shell, we added the pudding.

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After it cooled we topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut. It was quite easy to make, but did involve a lot of steps and a lot of waiting in between. My husband, whose favourite is coconut cream, would say it was worth it.

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The final pies I made were these cute little mini banana cream pies in mina mason jars.

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I added some graham cracker crumbs to the bottom and baked for 10 min. (just follow the directions on the package for making pie crust).

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Then I added banana pudding, over some slices of banana.

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After they cooled I topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with some remaining graham cracker crumbs. This one, with no pastry was by far the easiest, and really yummy too.

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The pie stand was a huge hit, and making pies together as a family was really fun, and will be a great memory for years to come. We’ll all especially remember sharing a small pie for breakfast the next morning before the party -quality control. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it!

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With this much wonderful pie, life truly is a party!

This post is linked up at the French Country Cottage, Whipperberry, and Tatertots and Jello.

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Comments

  1. That is such a cute post, really charming. Glad to have found your blog. I love pie
    (is there anyone who doesn’t though, ha ha)
    Ciao,
    Mary

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