Berry Hand Pies – “Pie it Forward” Cookbook

I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll admit it again.  I’m a hopelessly horrible pie crust maker.  I’ve tried many a recipe and many a method, and I can never seem to get it right.  Am I overworking the dough?  Is it not chilled enough?  Is it a bad recipe to begin with?  Am I just jinxed?  It’s hard to say.  But heck, I keep trying.  Once in a while I get a good one:  like this crust I used for these Berry Hand Pies.

This recipe comes from the cookbook Pie it Forward by baker/confectioner/pastry master extraordinaire– Gesine Bullock-Prado.  Perhaps you’ve read Gesine’s other books: Confections of a Closet Master Baker or Sugar Baby.  In Pie it Forward, Bullock-Prado shares both sweet and savory pies.  More on Pie it Forward at the end of this post.

This pie dough recipe was created specifically to be a “hand pie dough.”  Bullock-Prado describes it as a zippy and easy-to-handle dough, tailor made for small, handheld treats.  Something different about this one- it has a 1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk in it.  I was a little worried about that… because what in the world would I do with the rest of the sweetened condensed milk?!  Not to worry though.  I discovered through some Twittering that you can place sweetened condensed milk into a little container and just stick it into the freezer until you need some more.  So that’s what I did!

The filling is a mix of strawberries and raspberries and a tiny bit of… fresh rosemary!

A brush of egg wash gives the pies a slightly shiny finish when baked, and a sprinkle of turbinado sugar (or any sugar) gives them sparkle.

The dough was pretty easy to work with (thank goodness!), and it turned out the best sort of rustic-looking pies with thick, syrupy juices oozing out in all the right places.

These hand pies were delicious.  The recipe makes 12 individual, hand-held pies.  I included them on a platter of desserts that I made for a gathering.  They were among the first to go!
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In Pie it Forward, author Gesine Bullock-Prado shares the best dough recipes to use for each creation- from sweet tart dough to strudel dough to pizza crust!  And guess what?  There is an entire chapter devoted to perfecting pie crusts- all kinds of tips and tricks! She shows us how to master fillings too.  Yep, this pie cookbook covers both sweet and savory recipes.  As a pie-challenged individual, I’m happy to have this book at hand in my kitchen.  Recipes I’m excited to try:  New England Berry Galette, Blueberry Brown Butter Tartlets, German Apple Custard Tart, Buttermilk Peach Pie, Butterscotch Meringue Pie, Meyer Lemon Pudding Pie, Apple Strudel, Bavarian Calzones, Fried Green Tomato Tart and A Very Good Pizza Pie.  Everything looks so good!

Author Gesine Bullock-Prado is offering a copy of Pie it Forward to one lucky Recipe Girl reader. To enter to win, please leave one comment below sharing your favorite pie to make or eat- please do not include links! This giveaway is now closed.  The randomly selected winner is commenter #1: Karla G!  Congrats! One winner was selected and will be contacted via email. The winner will receive one copy of Pie it Forward.

Pie it Forward is available for purchase on Amazon, and it’s in bookstores too. You can visit author Gesine Bullock-Prado on her blog: Confections of a Master Baker and  Pie it Forward Cookbook (devoted specifically to the cookbook- tips shared and questions addressed) and  Twitter.

Print Print Recipe

Berry Hand Pies

Yield: 12 hand pies

Prep Time: 45 min + chill time

Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients:

Hand Pie Dough:
2 cups Gold Medal® All-Purpose Flour (cold)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons frozen vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

Filling:
1/2 pint fresh strawberries (170g)
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of sea salt
1 cup halved fresh raspberries
egg wash (1 egg whisked with 2 tablespoons water)
turbinado or sparkling sugar, for sprinkling

Directions:

Prepare the hand-pie dough:
1. In a food processor, pulse together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the shortening and butter. Pulse until the mixture resembles cornmeal.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and condensed milk. With the processor running, slowly add the milk mixture and continue to pulse until the dough just comes together.

3. Turn the dough out onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Use the plastic wrap to turn the dough over a few times, until it no longer has dry bits of flour visible and is smooth. It's important the the dough be rather smooth- otherwise, when you roll it out for your pies, the dough will crack. Wrap the dough in the plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before using.

Prepare the filling:
4. Hull the strawberries. Cut them into small pieces, a bit larger than corn kernels. Combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon zest and rosemary in a mixing bowl and stir until the strawberries are evenly coated with sugar. Allow to strawberries to sit for a while until the sugar melts and the juices of the strawberries are running freely. Drain the strawberry juice into a small bowl. Add the lemon juice, then stir in the cornstarch until the mixture becomes a smooth slurry without lumps. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the berries, the cornstarch slurry and the salt. Stir over medium heat until the mixture bubbles and thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Allow the filling to cool completely in the refrigerator, about 20 minutes. Stir the raspberries into the strawberry mixture.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Assemble the hand pies:
5. Divide the dough evenly into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 4-inch round and place the rounds on a parchment-lined sheet pan. With a pastry brush, brush egg wash along the outside edge of the dough rounds. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling onto the middle of each round. Fold the dough over, creating a half moon, and seal the pastries by pressing gently along the edges of each with the tines of a fork. Brush the outsides of the pastries with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado or sparkling sugar.

6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow the hand pies to cool completely.

Tips:

*Most berries will work in a hand pie. Just be sure to cut the berry pieces small enough (not much larger than a kernel of corn).

Source: RecipeGirl.com (re-printed with permission from Pie it Forward by Gesine Bullock- Prado and barely adapted)

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260 Responses to “Berry Hand Pies – “Pie it Forward” Cookbook”

  1. 1

    Karla G — August 9, 2012 @ 6:13 AM

    I didn’t see the requirement for entry into the giveaway, but I would love to win! I usually use Martha Stewart’s pie crust recipe, and it has never failed me. You should check it out!

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    beth — August 9, 2012 @ 6:15 AM

    I’d love to win this book! I make a mean pie crust (my mom taught me) and would love to try these out!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 9, 2012 @ 6:29 AM

    I have wanted this book ever since I read Dawn/vanillasugar interview Gesine and everything she said just spoke to me – love her story.

    And great job on the hand pies!

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    Mary — August 9, 2012 @ 6:53 AM

    Favorite pie is a rhubarb meringue pie made by my granny. Amazing.

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    ECho — August 9, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

    I”m too intimidated to make one but I love lemon meringue pie.

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    Shannon — August 9, 2012 @ 7:04 AM

    Apple by far!

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    Kathie — August 9, 2012 @ 7:08 AM

    Like you, I am not a good crust maker. My mom used to come and make 8-10 crust for me and put in the freezer. May if I win this book, things will change. I love apricot fried pies and I want to adapt this recipe to apricots. Thanks so much!!

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    Blair B. — August 9, 2012 @ 7:13 AM

    warm apple pie is the best!

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    Katie — August 9, 2012 @ 7:17 AM

    Oh man … my favorite pie to make is apple pie. You can’t beat warm apple cinnamon goodness. I’ve always been too scared to attempt my own pie crust though ….

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    Annamaria at Bakewell Junction — August 9, 2012 @ 7:17 AM

    I’m trying to perfect my apple crumb topped pie but I have yet to perfect the crust. Hopefully the book has tips on crust. Thanks for the giveaway.

    PS: Cute hand pies.

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    Erica H — August 9, 2012 @ 7:19 AM

    Cherry pie in the summer is the best!

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    Anne Caffey — August 9, 2012 @ 7:26 AM

    favorite pie to make and eat is peach pie!

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    kathy — August 9, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    Cool and tangy key lime pie is my absolute favorite on a hot, humid Midwest summer evening! Would love to win a copy of this cookbook to try my hand at those delicious looking berry hand pies.

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    Rachel — August 9, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

    My favorite is apple pie with crumb topping! Don’t forget a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. :-)

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    Judy Anderson — August 9, 2012 @ 7:32 AM

    I love Gesine, her stories and her recipes, and when it comes to pie, my favorite is blackberry!

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    Paige — August 9, 2012 @ 7:33 AM

    I use my mom’s recipe for crust – its just flour, salt, solid shortening and a little water. It doesn’t need to chill and is very easy to work with! Her big secret is to do it QUICKLY. Don’t overmix, don’t play with it too much, just roll it out & slap it in the dish! I use her recipe for everything from apple to cherry to blueberry/custard/merengue pies, but my favorite standby is chocolate cream pie topped with fresh whipped cream.

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    Deborah — August 9, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    These look sooo good! Pie is one of my alltime favorite desserts. I have a Sour Cream Apple pie that I’ve made so many times- definitely a favorite!

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    Julie @Savvy Eats — August 9, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    This book is on my “wish list”! I love some strawberry pie!

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    Emily380 — August 9, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    I LOVE Cook’s Illustrated’s apple pie. It’s not too sweet and it’s beautiful to look at.

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    Marsha Carsner — August 9, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    I love pumpkin pie. Easy to assemble and turns out great every time! These hand pies look amazing and I will be making some this weekend for my family. Thanks!

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    Angie — August 9, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    I love apple pie!

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    Jane Svoboda — August 9, 2012 @ 7:46 AM

    I love any kind of berry pie! Looking forward to reading the cookbook!
    I will try this crust!
    Jane

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    Eliana — August 9, 2012 @ 7:46 AM

    Although I am a sucker for key lime pie, I can see this hand pie very easily becoming a new favorite!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 9, 2012 @ 7:50 AM

    Looks finger licking good!

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    Patty — August 9, 2012 @ 7:54 AM

    My favorite type of pie is a peach galette. So good, so easy!!

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    April V — August 9, 2012 @ 7:57 AM

    I love making a simple cherry pie! It looks so pretty, and is so easy!

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    Suzy — August 9, 2012 @ 7:57 AM

    Too many to choose my favorite…apple (with lots of cinnamon), cherry (not too sweet), chocolate, peach…yum!

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    katie r k — August 9, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

    Tough call but I think coconut cream pie!

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    Lynda — August 9, 2012 @ 8:09 AM

    I adore apple pie, but really any fruit pie makes me happy.
    I have a hard time with pie crust also, so I can use all the help I can get. Would love this cookbook, and I’ll try this yummy looking recipe.

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    Terri Rendfeld — August 9, 2012 @ 8:12 AM

    Peanut butter pie is my favorite. I love to make it for my family and eat it.

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    Emily — August 9, 2012 @ 8:13 AM

    Peach pie in the summer, apple in the fall, Costco pumpkin at Thanksgiving, and banana cream can fill in the rest of the year. :)

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — August 9, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    I love to eat peach pie or coconut-banana cream pie!

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    kelsey — August 9, 2012 @ 8:28 AM

    I AM NOT THE BEST PIE MAKER, BUT I KEEP TRYING….I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET AND JUST MAYBE…..MAYBE THIS WILL HELP…PLEASE SELECT ME TO WIN…

  34. 34

    The_Archer_of_the_Forest — August 9, 2012 @ 8:30 AM

    I am a big fan of the straight up Apple pie with lots of cinnamon and spices. Simple but effective.

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    Cristina — August 9, 2012 @ 8:32 AM

    Definitely will make some hand pies this weekend :))
    Some blueberries and apricot sound divine
    And this book might open up some real pie making in the future. My family loves apple pie, lemon meringue and definitely peanut butter chocolate cream pie :))
    Hope to win this book

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    Pam — August 9, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

    I think I make a pretty good apple pie, but lately I have been experimenting with mini pies in different flavors and shapes. Anxious to try your recipe!

  37. 37

    Dawn — August 9, 2012 @ 8:34 AM

    I am a terrible baker. I love savory pies and would love to learn a method to make them.

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    Natalie — August 9, 2012 @ 8:35 AM

    My mom’s homemade apple pie. It makes life worth living!

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    Lacey - Small Town Cookie — August 9, 2012 @ 8:35 AM

    My favorite pie to make and eat is blueberry peach pie. Like you, I tend to have a difficult time with pie crusts. I think I could learn a thing or two from this book.

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    Tamara B — August 9, 2012 @ 8:37 AM

    My favorite pie is caramel apple pie.

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    Tracey Bowry — August 9, 2012 @ 8:37 AM

    In the last few weeks my favorite pie to make and eat has been tomato pie! It is so good with homemade pie crust, garden tomatoes, and cheesy goodness. I can’t wait to make these pies though. Thank you for the recipe!

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    sara — August 9, 2012 @ 8:41 AM

    My favorite pie is the same as my grandpa’s – cherry pie!

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    Wendy Parker — August 9, 2012 @ 8:44 AM

    my favorite pie was my Grandma Nora’s mincemeat pie. Smelling a pie baking takes me back to those holidays. Grandma Nora cooking the filling and making the crusts while I stood beside her on my cooking stepstool :-) . She and my Mom Dorothy gave me my love of cooking.

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    Lauren — August 9, 2012 @ 8:46 AM

    I love love Raspberry pie. My grandma doesn’t make it often but I would love to try an make my own :)

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    Kate W. — August 9, 2012 @ 8:48 AM

    sugar cream..yum

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    Kate@Framed Cooks — August 9, 2012 @ 8:48 AM

    These are just plain gorgeous! My favorite pie is a tough one, but I gotta go with blueberry peach. Two great tastes that go great together. :)

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    Susan Peterson — August 9, 2012 @ 8:51 AM

    Being a Weight Watcher, I make a great pumpkin pie that is Weight Watcher-friendly! Some of my friends and family prefer it to the regular pie-crusted version! So you CAN eat pie and lose weight!

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    Joanna H. — August 9, 2012 @ 8:52 AM

    My favorite pie to eat is cherry pie. When I make pie, I usually make a crumb topping because of my bad crust-making skills. Maybe this book could help me out!

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    Ali — August 9, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

    I love my mom’s peaches and cream & berries and cream pie (it is a toss up between those and apple pie with crunchy streusel topping).

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    Kimberly — August 9, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

    MMM, those look absolutely delicious! I bet they’d be perfect for a picnic. My favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb.

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    abigail — August 9, 2012 @ 9:03 AM

    i’m not too good at making pies by scratch. pumpkin pie recipe on the pumpkin can is what i do

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    Jennifer McNabb — August 9, 2012 @ 9:04 AM

    It is so hard to choose 1 favorite pie! I could eat pie for breakfast! I would have to say cherry raspberry and my next favorite would have to be rhubarb!!

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    Marilyn — August 9, 2012 @ 9:07 AM

    My favorite pie is and always will be PUMPKIN! There’s something about the spices that make everything feel warm and cozy, no matter what time of year it is!

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    Judy E — August 9, 2012 @ 9:22 AM

    If I’m making a pie, it’s usually chocolate cream pie, though I made a great peach and blueberry galette!

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    gloria — August 9, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

    I love all pie, but my fav is definitely pumpkin. Hot or cold, it’s delicious.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 9, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

    I am a horrible crust maker. Ugh I just can never get it right! Sad because I love my mom’s homemade pies and I can never replicate them! I want this cookbook, it would be the answer to all my pie woes :)

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    Jackie — August 9, 2012 @ 9:48 AM

    This is hard to answer only because I love most pies…but if given the choice, I would go with cherry and of course, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

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    tammy — August 9, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

    Looks yummy! Do these pies freeze well? I’ve been wanting to make these pies; not only fruit but meat pies as well. I want to freeze them individually so they would make a great after school snack for my sons.

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    Robin Thomas — August 9, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

    Chocolate Chip Pie…so easy.

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    MaryB — August 9, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

    Sour Cream Lemon pie is our current favorite.

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    Sherry Peyton — August 9, 2012 @ 10:13 AM

    The pie that never fails me is lemon meringue. It’s always comes out perfectly. Thanks to Joy of Cooking! lol

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    Sarah L — August 9, 2012 @ 10:19 AM

    Key lime pie is a favorite of mine.

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    Jessica — August 9, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

    My favorite to make is a pumpkin cream cheese pie with a streusel topping. Delish! And to eat…any kind, of course!

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    Mellisa W — August 9, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

    I am like Harold with his purple crayon. I want to have a picnic with all nine kinds of pie that I like. Thanks.

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    Kelly — August 9, 2012 @ 10:53 AM

    I’m terrible at pie crusts too! Its reassuring to hear I’m not the only one. When I do make a pie, its got to be apple— my fiance’s all-time favorite dessert!

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    Amanda L. — August 9, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

    I love blueberry pie!

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    Jody G — August 9, 2012 @ 11:02 AM

    Lemon Meringue Pie (my noni’s famous recipe)

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    Andrea K. — August 9, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    I too have no luck with pie crust. Whenever I use my mom’s recipie, which I’m assured is fool proof, the crust slides down the side of the plate. Then I get crazy looks from her and my sister because “it’s soooo easy.”

    But I do love strawberry pie with mixed berry coming in a close second.

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 9, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    These look amazing, Lori!

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    Patricia — August 9, 2012 @ 11:22 AM

    A ‘homemade’ Rhubarb Custard Pie that I was served in a restaurant many years ago has always stuck in my memory. It was so good.
    Pie crusts have never been a friend of mine, either, and most of my ‘pies’ turn into crisps or cobblers. Would love to have a book that really explains it all.

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    Debby G. — August 9, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

    I love pie! I have two favorite pies I like to make, an Amish apple pie and a peach pecan pie. Unfortunately, I’m not a good crust maker and always wind up using the refrigerated pie dough.

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    Brenda R. — August 9, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

    I love the apricot hand pies my dad made me as a child!

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    Cheryl Sethaler — August 9, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

    My favorite pie is Pecan Pie but I’m in desperate need of learning how to make a good pie crust.

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    Krisi Friday — August 9, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

    I would love to win this cookbook.

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    Rick Taylor — August 9, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

    My favorite pie is my mom’s chocolate pie. It’s an old family recipe. So rich and delicious, reminds me of the holidays! :^)

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    Dina — August 9, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

    Apple pie with crumb top! Yum!

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    Lindsay — August 9, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

    I love pumpkin pie!

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    Amy Tong — August 9, 2012 @ 12:11 PM

    My favorite pie to eat would be my aunt’s famous egg custard pie. So good!

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    Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe — August 9, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

    My absolute favorite pie is an Angel Lemon – kind of like a reverse Lemon Meringue. The crust is meringue and it has a light lemon filling. (Love that you added rosemary to your hand pies).

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 9, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

    I’ve always wanted to try out hand pies! Can’t wait to give this a try and devour every single one of these :)

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    Kim N. — August 9, 2012 @ 12:46 PM

    My favorite pie to make is banana creme!

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    Stacy — August 9, 2012 @ 12:48 PM

    I’m a brand new cook and have never attempted pie crust from scratch. It’s always scared me…maybe that means I need to conquer that fear. I’d love this cookbook to help jump start my collection. Oh yeah, may favorite is definitely my mom’s pecan pie. Yummy!

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    Amanda H — August 9, 2012 @ 12:55 PM

    I’m an equal-opportunity pie-eater, but what sounds lovely right now is rhubarb pie (probably because the season is over…)

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    Sharon Chrust — August 9, 2012 @ 1:36 PM

    I love old fashioned sugar cream pie! I have two daughters that each have a specialty; one makes awesome apple pies and the other makes amazing coconut cream!

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    jjmcgaffey — August 9, 2012 @ 2:01 PM

    My favorite is blueberry pie – the best recipe I’ve found yet is from Cooks Illustrated. And their “foolproof pie crust” – with vodka for flexibility – is great. But I see a lot of yummy recipes in Pie It Forward, too – the hand-pies sound delicious.

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    Crystal — August 9, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

    I just love apple pie, either with a regular crust or crump topping. I have Gesine’s first book and would love this one, too!!

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    Carol P. — August 9, 2012 @ 2:11 PM

    I love cherry pie.

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    Mary Ellen Bowen — August 9, 2012 @ 2:20 PM

    I love to make and eat an apple pie in the autumn

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    C Cunningham — August 9, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

    Wow, I love berry pies and must get this book!

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    Bianca — August 9, 2012 @ 2:50 PM

    My favorite pie to make is good ‘ole all American apple pie.

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    Lori Lange — August 9, 2012 @ 3:09 PM

    I feel your pain! :)

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    Lori Lange — August 9, 2012 @ 3:10 PM

    Best thing to do to get that question answered would be to go to Gesine’s website devoted to this cookbook: PieitForwardcookbook.com – I’m pretty sure you can ask her directly there!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 9, 2012 @ 3:38 PM

    I love raspberry pie. It is my absolute favorite!

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    Nina — August 9, 2012 @ 3:43 PM

    Hmm… I have to admit that I make a fantastic apple pie. I slice my apples paper thin and use Ina Garten’s pie crust recipe. It’s always a success.
    I also love peach pie :)

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    martina Fegan — August 9, 2012 @ 3:43 PM

    I love making apple pies in the fall using apples grown on my grandfather’s (now my brother’s) farm. It was the first kind of pie I learned to make.

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    Kara D — August 9, 2012 @ 3:47 PM

    I love classic apple pie!

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    Elizabeth — August 9, 2012 @ 3:49 PM

    My favorite pie to make is just a classic French Silk pie.

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    MaryMar — August 9, 2012 @ 5:20 PM

    my mothre’s apple pie. i look forward to it every year when she makes it for the holidays!

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    Denise B — August 9, 2012 @ 5:23 PM

    Lemon pies are one of my favorites. A fried lemon pie is hard to beat. But lemon meringue is awesome too.

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    Emily Rogers — August 9, 2012 @ 5:27 PM

    My favorite is Strawberry Rhubarb, I usually only have it once a year but it is always glorious!

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    Aliza — August 9, 2012 @ 5:54 PM

    Yum! Definitely Blueberry pie!

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    Kathy — August 9, 2012 @ 5:58 PM

    I love the Holiday’s pumpkin pie is one of my favorite. I to have problems with making a crust. I remember Baking with my Mother (deceased) she had no recipie’s for baking, she would tell me to “just look at it” to practice and keep on trying. When I bake I know she is with me.

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    June g. — August 9, 2012 @ 5:59 PM

    Banana cream pie! Or peach pie! Or strawberry rhubarb pie! I lovvvve pie!

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    Terri — August 9, 2012 @ 6:01 PM

    My favorite pie to make is my great-great-aunt’s shoo-fly pie!

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    Janet Lloyd — August 9, 2012 @ 6:58 PM

    I love to make pecan pies because they are so easy, but my favorite to eat is a scrumptious, luscious coconut cream pie!

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    kayceebeebee — August 9, 2012 @ 7:09 PM

    Apple pie. I always make two so I can give one as a surprise to someone special.

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    Marissa — August 9, 2012 @ 7:38 PM

    I love a good chocolate silk pie.

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    Avril — August 9, 2012 @ 7:40 PM

    I love making “rustic” pies…I only have to roll out one pie crust with this type of pie. I am intimidated by making pie crusts and I don’t want to be!

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    Christopher R Roach Jr — August 9, 2012 @ 7:43 PM

    mmmmm….. Peach Pie for sure :)

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    Judy — August 9, 2012 @ 7:45 PM

    Recipe looks amazing. Wonder how cherry pie filling would work?
    I would love to win that cookbook!

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    BarbaraL — August 9, 2012 @ 8:10 PM

    My favorite pie to make and to eat is a rustic peach pie, made on a baking sheet not in a pie plate, with the crust folded around and over the filling. Love it!

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    Teri Pastorino — August 9, 2012 @ 8:31 PM

    Oh I love anything cherry or strawberry with raspberry
    Oh who am I kidding, I love allllll fruit pies

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    Lynna — August 9, 2012 @ 8:42 PM

    my favorite pie to make and eat would be a caramel apple pie!

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    Kristen — August 9, 2012 @ 9:39 PM

    My favorite pie to make or eat is blueberry with a streusel topping!

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    Muria — August 9, 2012 @ 9:39 PM

    I have lots of favorite pies to make and eat. My husband’s favorite dessert is pie, so I have great recipes for berry jello pie, chocolate mousse pie, and apple strusel pie. I also really like my mom’s pumpkin pie recipe. I’ve tried several recipes for pie crust, including Martha Stewart’s, and maybe it’s the lack of food processor, but I can’t guarantee a good result. I’ve made fabulous pie crust once, and flopped the next time. So I stick with a mediocre pie crust, and keep it really thin, so the filling is most of the flavor. That and the strusel on the top (or whipped cream).

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    Amy J — August 9, 2012 @ 9:48 PM

    My hubby makes an amazing apple-blueberry pie with an “apple crisp” like topping. Love.It.

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    Joanie from CLBB — August 9, 2012 @ 10:36 PM

    Sweetened condensed milk, huh? Interesting technique. Yours look very tasty, Lori. I’m a rolled-crust failure. I just found a perfect crumb crust, tho, woohoo, in the latest ATK healthy family book. Love Key Lime more than anything.
    Thank you!

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    Mimi — August 9, 2012 @ 10:51 PM

    I absolutely love banana cream pie!

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    Heather Peskin — August 9, 2012 @ 11:02 PM

    My favorite pie to make is the little apple hand pie. I would love to try some of the pies in this book.

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    Yuri — August 10, 2012 @ 12:04 AM

    The ever so traditional apple pie. Never had a decent one as a kid so I simply enjoy making them now!

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    Dani H — August 10, 2012 @ 12:05 AM

    i feel pie should be its own food group! and though there’s no such thing as a bad pie, my current favorite is mixed berry {blueberries and cherries.}

    i’ve been following Gesine and her blogs since her first cookbook came out and would LOVE a copy of “Pie It Forward” ~ thanks so much for a chance at the giveaway!

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    Rebecca H — August 10, 2012 @ 12:17 AM

    tough to pick only one….peach, no blueberry, no key lime!!! Peach it is.

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    Catherine Campbell — August 10, 2012 @ 12:52 AM

    Love rhubarb-apple pie. Tart and sweet! Thanks!

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    lisatberry — August 10, 2012 @ 2:59 AM

    My all time favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb and I can remember many thanksgiving mornings sobbing on the floor because my darn pie crust kept cracking…..I’ve cut myself some slack now and call them “rustic”

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    kesha — August 10, 2012 @ 3:09 AM

    My absolute favorite pie is Warm homemade cherry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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    Debbie A — August 10, 2012 @ 3:27 AM

    My granny made the best lemon meringue pies. She is the inspiration behind my baking and cooking.
    My favorite pie to make is banana cream pie. That’s how I wooed my husband.

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    Debbie — August 10, 2012 @ 4:01 AM

    Fresh Blueberry pie, double latice crust with a scoop of orange sherbert. UMMM!

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    Nicole G — August 10, 2012 @ 4:06 AM

    My fav to make & eat is cold strawberry pie! Thx for the chance – great giveaway.

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    Sarah — August 10, 2012 @ 4:09 AM

    My favorite pie is raspberry-lime, with cherry custard on top!

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    Jill — August 10, 2012 @ 4:55 AM

    My favorite pie to bake is from delicious Colorado peaches! The season is in full swing, and we can not get enough!

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    Melissa M — August 10, 2012 @ 5:05 AM

    My favorite kind of pie to make AND eat is pumpkin pie! They remind me of my Grandmother, and learning to cook her food. The recipe and a story about her appeared in Yankee Magazine about 10 years ago.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Lori – my grandmother owned a very successful bakery for many years so she knew how to make a great pie crust, but as soon as Pillsbury came out with the rolled pie crust in the box, she stopped making her own!

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    Patti Williams — August 10, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

    My family’s favorite is apple, but I prefer a good cherry pie. Its easier to just make both and I don’t have to share.

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    Maria in NJ — August 10, 2012 @ 5:08 AM

    There is an Italian meat pie that we make at Christmas time its called “pizza gaina” that is probably my favorite pie to bake…

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    Heidi — August 10, 2012 @ 5:09 AM

    My favorite pie is always peach. I really like the pies my daughter has been baking for 4-H — she does such a great job with her crust. Our county has a cherry pie contest every year, and the last two years, the pies have brought in $19,000 — yes, $19,000 on cherry pie! It helps fund our Washington, D.C. citizenship trip every three years. Heidi

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 10, 2012 @ 5:10 AM

    You may struggle with the dough but they still look delicious! What helps me is moving the dough constantly. I don’t flip it but I side it around alot to prevent it from sticking. Not sure if that’s any help! We all have our kitchen nemesis.

    It’s really hard to pick just one pie. I do really love key lime, though.

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    Jaime — August 10, 2012 @ 5:12 AM

    Oh, I think apple pie, a very spicy apple pie where the apples have been cooked down before baking. I’ve got my favorite recipe, of course!

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    Janet — August 10, 2012 @ 5:18 AM

    My favorite pie is an “Old Fashioned Apple Pie” from the Farm Journal’s Complete Pie Cookbook.

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    Lids — August 10, 2012 @ 5:18 AM

    Blueberry Pie – has to be heated and served with vanilla ice cream

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    Mimi — August 10, 2012 @ 5:22 AM

    My favorite, and the favorite of the family (hubby excluded) is a Lemon Meringue Pie. Oh soooo good when left in the refrigerator overnight.

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    Alison — August 10, 2012 @ 5:31 AM

    My favorite pie is currant pie! My Oma used to make it when I was young from red currants that grew in her yard.

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    dianne nanney — August 10, 2012 @ 5:36 AM

    have many recipes for crust but none using sweetened condensed milk:) thx for trying and sharing with us:)

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    Jodie Miles — August 10, 2012 @ 5:42 AM

    I love all cream pies…Banana, Coconut and Chocolate! Yum!

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    Doreen — August 10, 2012 @ 5:51 AM

    Love the idea of hand pies. They are beautiful!

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    Marissa — August 10, 2012 @ 5:55 AM

    Favorite pie is a stawberry rhubarb with a crumb topping! It gets gobbled up the same day it’s made! Yum!

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    Tania — August 10, 2012 @ 5:56 AM

    Caramel apple pie -it has a crunchy streusel topping. Yum!

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    Carla — August 10, 2012 @ 5:58 AM

    Lemon Meringue – bored one summer day when I was 12, I tried my hand at making my own pie. It was all from scratch, I didn’t know any options. Turned out delicious.

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    Christie — August 10, 2012 @ 6:01 AM

    My all time favorite is a classic cherry pie. A little vanilla ice cream on the side doesn’t hurt either.

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    Suzanne T.. — August 10, 2012 @ 6:07 AM

    My favorite pie is Blueberry. We used to pick wild blueberries in Wisconsin and my Mom could make the most incredible pie with them. I am glad that pie is starting to get the attention it deserves!!

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    Kari M — August 10, 2012 @ 6:13 AM

    My favorite pies are pumpkin or banana cream! Yum!

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    Mel — August 10, 2012 @ 6:19 AM

    Cherry pie has always been my favorite. I’ll do anything for a slice.

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    Lori Lange — August 10, 2012 @ 6:20 AM

    Any filling can go in a hand pie!

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    Barbara Johnson — August 10, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

    Fresh cherry is a favorite pie of mine!! I’d love to have the cookbook!!! I love making pies!!!

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    Melanie — August 10, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

    My Favorite pie? The one somebody else bakes!! Actually, I love blueberry pie made with fresh blueberries from a U-pick or farmer’s market.

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    sharon Brown — August 10, 2012 @ 6:25 AM

    My favorite pie is apple.

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    TR — August 10, 2012 @ 6:28 AM

    My all time new favorite pie is Pecan Pie. Can you believe all these years I’ve never even tried it! 48 yrs that is! OMGosh! It is so wonderful. I had two pieces the first time I eat it. And then one again for breakfast! hahaha

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    Melanie — August 10, 2012 @ 6:29 AM

    A fresh blueberry pie with blueberries from a U-Pick or Farmer’s Market.
    Of course my all time favorite is the pie sombody else baked!

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    Heather H. — August 10, 2012 @ 6:31 AM

    I love to make French silk pie!

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    Juli — August 10, 2012 @ 6:32 AM

    My favorite pie to make is apple pie. It’s a simple and easy pie, but it’s always delicious and a crowd pleaser. It’s even better a la mode!

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    Linda — August 10, 2012 @ 6:36 AM

    Have been making pies for many years but have never seen a dough recipe like this one before so I am anxious to try it. I am not the best pie maker but I love pies so I just keep trying!

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    Michelle — August 10, 2012 @ 6:36 AM

    My very favorite berry pie is blackberry. Takes me right back to my childhood!

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    Leslee — August 10, 2012 @ 6:38 AM

    Favorite pie I make is Sour Cream Pear Pie.

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    Lori Hensley — August 10, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    I LOVE Blueberry pie! – but peach or strawberry will not be turned down! :)

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    susitravl — August 10, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

    Gooseberry Pie is my favorite!

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    jan s — August 10, 2012 @ 6:47 AM

    My favorite pie (at the moment :) would have to be banana cream.

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    Sarah G — August 10, 2012 @ 6:49 AM

    I love strawberry-rhubarb and peach-rhubarb pies!

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    Sara — August 10, 2012 @ 6:52 AM

    Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pie is my favorite. Warmed, with fresh whipped cream. Decadent!

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    Melissa Demas — August 10, 2012 @ 6:56 AM

    I use my mom’s pie crust recipe. She learned from my dad’s mom when she was a young bride. I love ANY of mom’s pies…especially raspberry!

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    najwa kronfel — August 10, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

    My favorite kind of treat!

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    Grace k — August 10, 2012 @ 7:11 AM

    Your pie looks delicious! My favorite pie has to be a chocolate truffle pie :)

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    Darla — August 10, 2012 @ 7:12 AM

    My mom also had a special recipe when she made a hand pie. Little sweeter because you get so much dough. Cherry is my favorite.

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    Becky — August 10, 2012 @ 7:15 AM

    This recipe gives me strength to try and make my own pie dough one last time-thank you!

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    Rachelle — August 10, 2012 @ 7:15 AM

    I’m a cherry pie kind of girl…

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    Mary Miller | A Passionate Plate — August 10, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    My favorite pie is my mom’s apple pie. She makes the dough from scratch and puts just the right amount of everything in the filling. She has made so many pies that it is all committed to memory. With vanilla ice cream, it’s a slice of heaven.

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    Lisa — August 10, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    Tollhouse pie!!!

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    Veronica — August 10, 2012 @ 7:49 AM

    Is cheesecake considered a pie? If not, then it will have to be an old fashion apple cobbler (I mean pie :) )

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    gina @ skinnytaste — August 10, 2012 @ 7:51 AM

    So am I, which is why I find cooking so much easier! These little pies look to die for Lori!!

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    Regina — August 10, 2012 @ 7:53 AM

    My favorite pie is Green Tomato and Apple.

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    Angie — August 10, 2012 @ 8:04 AM

    This book looks amazing! I love peach pies!

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    Anne @ Webicurean — August 10, 2012 @ 8:10 AM

    My favorite to eat is cherry pie! I rarely make it tho because pitting cherries is no fun. My favorite pie to bake is blackberry since they’re so abundant, plus it’s quick and easy (because I cheat and use the Pillsbury ready made crusts ;)

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    Jennifer Evans — August 10, 2012 @ 8:23 AM

    Really good Key Lime Pie makes my mouth water…

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    Maureen — August 10, 2012 @ 8:31 AM

    Apple Crumb is my favorite.

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    Marcia — August 10, 2012 @ 8:39 AM

    I love cherry pie!

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    Corisa — August 10, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

    My favorite pie to make is my mother’s apple pie ! I love baking it with her and the smell in the house that lingers all day is delectable !

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    Melissa M. — August 10, 2012 @ 9:09 AM

    My favorite is my Grandpa’s Chocolate Marvel Pie- yum!

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    Jacqui — August 10, 2012 @ 9:20 AM

    I am scared to make pies!! I made pecan pie once in my life, but that was it. And it was using a store bought crust! Would love to win this book and try my best to become a pie expert :-)

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    Mary — August 10, 2012 @ 9:22 AM

    My fav anytime pie tp make and eat is pumpkin pie.

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    April Smith — August 10, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

    I love when I find a good pie crust recipe, it makes the pie that much better. The problem is that I keep misplacing that really good pie crust recipe and have to search anew every time I make pie–sometimes with success other times not. This recipe looks so good!!

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    Elizabeth — August 10, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

    I love my sister’s blueberry pie! Or apple crucnch pies. yum!

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    Juliana — August 10, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

    This looks like a fun book! I think my favorite pie will always be blueberry. When I was little, my grandma used to make it, and I was so fascinated and impressed by her baking until I realized it was a pre-made crust and blueberry pie filling from a can. XD

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    Janet R — August 10, 2012 @ 9:49 AM

    Peach is my favorite, but I’m much better with apple! LOVE pies and hand-pies! And I would adore this cookbook! Have a great weekend!

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    MarthaC107 — August 10, 2012 @ 9:50 AM

    This recipe reminds me of my momma’s empanada’s. Now I have craving for them. She would make dozens for us kids in all kinds of fruit filling such as apple, strawberry, pumpkin & pineapple.

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    Allie H — August 10, 2012 @ 9:54 AM

    my favorite pie is my mom’s blackberry pie! so yummy :)

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    Mily — August 10, 2012 @ 10:52 AM

    My favorite is apple pie

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    Amanda — August 10, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

    my grandma used to make the best pies. after she passed away and we were cleaning out her freezer, we learned her secret. lard!! her peach pies tasted like a summer day!! soooo good! thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Sarah — August 10, 2012 @ 11:15 AM

    I love fresh strawberry pie!

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    Leesa Gentry — August 10, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

    It has always been cherry pie until this year. Made a Apple Rhubarb pie and fell in love. The only Rhubarb pie I had ever had was strawberry and rhubarb and it was good but the apple was perfect. Might have to find a way to make a cherry, apple and rhubarb.

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    Su Murillo — August 10, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

    Key lime pie or apple pie. They are sooo good :)

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    Jennifer — August 10, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

    My favorite pies to eat are a lemon meringue pie and a banana cream pie (with strawberries).

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    Amy — August 10, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

    Pecan

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    Melissa — August 10, 2012 @ 12:39 PM

    I love coconut cream pie.

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    Judy M — August 10, 2012 @ 1:03 PM

    Pie is a favorite dessert of mine & I would have to say that chocolate cream is my favorite. I hope I win because making pie crust is not something I do
    well or often. I can use a good book to teach me!

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    Sheila — August 10, 2012 @ 1:03 PM

    This pie looks delicious. I am more of an Apple pie lover but i love strawberries too!

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    Lisa S. — August 10, 2012 @ 1:17 PM

    Any berries…individually or in a mix! Yum!

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    Sarah C — August 10, 2012 @ 1:46 PM

    My favorite pie to make is called Mile High Peanut Butter Pie – so good! My favorite to eat, though, is Key Lime Pie.

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    Dani Andersen — August 10, 2012 @ 1:52 PM

    I have been making Rustic pies all summer so will be adding this one to my list – my favorite pie of the moment is nectarine and basil – light and fresh and fragrant.

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    Susana I. — August 10, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

    I think lime pie! and then is between apple and pecan pie. :)

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    Sandra — August 10, 2012 @ 2:24 PM

    I have a lot of favorite pies, but if I could only pick one, it would be mincemeat (the non-meat version, based on apples and spices). The combination of apples, raisins, spices, and a flaky crust makes me think of the holiday season.

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    Amy Allen Clark — August 10, 2012 @ 2:26 PM

    Oh, those pies look so good!! The only kind of pie I love is a cherry or chocolate pie! Yum, yum!! xo

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    Kippie — August 10, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

    My favorite pie is coconut cream

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    Lindsay E — August 10, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

    My Great Grandma’s Coconut Cream Pie, by far my favorite pie to eat or make

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    Sadie — August 10, 2012 @ 3:18 PM

    I’ve only ever made apple pie, but I’d like to branch out. That fried green tomato seems awesome.

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    Andrea W. — August 10, 2012 @ 3:32 PM

    Mmmmm…pie…I love pie. My favorite is mixed berry pie.

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    Juli — August 10, 2012 @ 3:35 PM

    When making pie, my favorite is really a broad category – anything creamy and delicious with a cookie or graham cracker crust. However, I ate an amazing peach pie this summer at a cook-out. It may be my new favorite to consume during summer months. I’ll have another favorite when it gets cooler outside…

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    Helen — August 10, 2012 @ 4:04 PM

    I really need to learn to make pie! One of favorites to eat is a Chocolate Silk Pie. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jeanine Brigham — August 10, 2012 @ 4:13 PM

    I love all the pies… chocolate cream, strawberry-rhubarb, lemon meringue, berries……..etc!

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    Christy — August 10, 2012 @ 4:45 PM

    I love making key lime pie!

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    Mynda — August 10, 2012 @ 4:50 PM

    My favorite pie is Pumpkin … and I can so relate to your issues with making pie crust! Mahalo for the chance to win!

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    Gloria Jacobs — August 10, 2012 @ 4:55 PM

    I love to make and and eat Black Rasberry Pie, Yum!
    I Love Pie! It is such a comfort Food!!

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    Jodie — August 10, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

    My mom makes the pies! My favorite is Triple Berry or Apple or Cherry or Blueberry – heck I like them all!

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    Linda Cogburn — August 10, 2012 @ 7:29 PM

    I love Mudd Pie!!

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    Carol F. — August 10, 2012 @ 7:47 PM

    I love pie so much that I have Birthday Pie every year instead of cake. I even got my Dad to wanting pie too. My favorites would be lemon meringue and apple crunb. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks

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    Christina C. — August 10, 2012 @ 9:13 PM

    My favorite to eat is apple pie – a classic! :)

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    Terry Mayfield — August 10, 2012 @ 9:29 PM

    I love to make boysenberry pies and apple pies. Berries in summer and apple in fall and winter. Love to use fresh fruits. The book sounds fantastic. Also love hand pies. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    Carolsue — August 10, 2012 @ 9:33 PM

    My favorite pie is Key Lime Pie. I’ve tried to make it with some success — it always tasted great even if it didn’t look very professional!
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    grace — August 11, 2012 @ 1:56 AM

    the rosemary is a great touch! my current favorite pie is butterscotch cream, which only recently replaced coconut cream, which only recently replaced blueberry, etc, etc. :)

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    Holly — August 11, 2012 @ 3:30 AM

    My family misses the Gesine bakery in Montpelier! Our favorite pie is blueberry-rhubarb with a crust that includes powdered sugar and vanilla seltzer water.

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    Andrea M — August 11, 2012 @ 3:36 AM

    I love crustless pumpkin pie!

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    Tracey Alvernaz — August 11, 2012 @ 4:11 AM

    I understand about the depth in pie crusts. This book looks great. Would love it for my collection! I love lemon Meringue

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    Hillery Schanck — August 11, 2012 @ 5:10 AM

    My favorite is Chiffon Pumpkin Pie…my mom’s recipe.

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    Sara M — August 11, 2012 @ 6:42 AM

    My favorite pie is called ‘for the glory pie’. And I almost always use pre bought crust. Then I can whip it up in a snap!

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    Kellyg — August 11, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

    APPLE PIE!!:)

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    Laura in Texas — August 11, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

    Pecan pie is my favorite!! Awesome looking book. WOuld love to give it a try.

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    Jan — August 11, 2012 @ 10:53 AM

    My fav

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    Jan — August 11, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

    Sorry, I’m writing this on my stupid phone.
    My favorite pie to make is a cream cheese cherry pie.Yum! Oh, it’s also my fav to eat! Lol.

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    Susie — August 11, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

    I love fruit pies. My favorites are lemon meringue and blueberry.

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    Yvette N. — August 11, 2012 @ 1:50 PM

    Favorite pie to make is Rhubarb Banana. Sounds pretty random, but
    everyone loves it.

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    Gail — August 11, 2012 @ 3:17 PM

    I love pie. Apple pie is my favorite. But I will make any pie.

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    Patti Z — August 11, 2012 @ 3:49 PM

    I love pies-love to make them and eat them! One of my fans is chocolate pecan pie. This cookbook looks amazing!

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    Mark from Maine — August 11, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    Cherry crustada, with almond extracts!

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    Kathy Reavis — August 11, 2012 @ 4:36 PM

    My favorite pie – cherry. My favorite reading material – cook books so a
    cookbook about pies would be heaven.

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    Sue — August 11, 2012 @ 7:04 PM

    Favorite pie would be the all American Apple Pie….ala mode!
    Would love to win “Pie It Forward”! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Thanks!

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    Laurie — August 11, 2012 @ 7:47 PM

    I love banana cream pie. Yum.

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    Diane — August 11, 2012 @ 8:30 PM

    My fav is my French Silk Pie !!

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    carrian — August 11, 2012 @ 8:31 PM

    Pie crust can definitely be a bit tricky. I have a “magic” pie crust that I usually stick to and I love it’s results. I’ve tried so many different ones that end up crappy that I’m afraid to venture too much now. These little hand pies look so cute I may just need to try them

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    Cathy — August 12, 2012 @ 1:09 AM

    My favorite pie to bake is key lime pie! So fresh, tart, and sweet at the same time.

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    Kel — August 12, 2012 @ 6:05 AM

    I love lemon pie — and also cherry pie. Your hand pies look great!

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    Chris — August 12, 2012 @ 6:58 AM

    Buttermilk “Cream” Pie…..mmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!! Or Cherry Streusel! No, wait! Butterscotch Peach!! Forget it…..can’t choose only one favorite!!!

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    KatieBee — August 12, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

    I love making nectarine blueberry pies…of course, I like eating any kind of pie :).

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    Crystal — August 12, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

    One of my favorite pie memories is my grandma’s butterscotch meringue. It was the most delicious homemade butterscotch ever in a pie. I think she learned to make it from her mother-in-law. Grandma died last fall at 91. I really need to brush up my pie crust technique and track down this recipe!

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    Nina K — August 12, 2012 @ 11:30 AM

    Apple is my favorite, but I’d love a good recipe for Sweet Potato!

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    Heyam — August 12, 2012 @ 1:33 PM

    I love cherry pie, and blueberry!

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    Margene — August 12, 2012 @ 1:56 PM

    I use oil in my piecrusts and they are the “flakest” pie crusts around! One of my favorite pie’s is apple.

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    Karen Lynch — August 12, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

    Strawberry rhubarb is my favorite

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    jessica w — August 12, 2012 @ 3:56 PM

    sour cherry is my favorite pie to eat!

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    christylemon — August 12, 2012 @ 6:59 PM

    pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream is the best ever! and a frizzle of caramel or butterscotch sauce sends it over the top!

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    Bridgid — August 13, 2012 @ 1:46 PM

    chocolate pecan pie. Maida Heatter’s butterscotch pudding pie. apple pie. blueberry pie. cherry pie. key lime pie. lemon meringue pie. chocolate mousse pie. coconut custard pie. pumpkin pie. I could keep going. I want to say that I love all pies, but I don’t. But these few that I mention I would be happy eating a slice of every day of my life. :)

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    Rebecca — August 13, 2012 @ 5:53 PM

    Peach pie with crumb topping…hides imperfection in bottom crust. ;)

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    Sherri C — August 13, 2012 @ 10:04 PM

    I have always been a sucker for Blackberry Pie. It tastes like summer and reminds me of being a girl, I love it :)

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    Hannah — August 14, 2012 @ 4:52 AM

    I love warm apple pie with caramel icing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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    Debi — March 22, 2013 @ 2:18 PM

    My mom used to make these! She called them Popovers or pie pouches. I was just telling my hubby that I would make him some. She would fill them with a sweet potato mixture, lemon pudding, mincemeat, peaches and apples for Thanksgiving, instead of making the pies. She made them square so they would be pointy and then she arranged them into rows of twelve each. Then she placed them in a long wide box top lined and covered on the outside with foil. It made the desert table sparkle. He is gonna love em. Meee too! Yummmmmmmmmmmm