Pies, Glorious Pies!

Often times, when one thinks of a Thanksgiving banquet, golden turkey, mashed potatoes, or dinner rolls come to mind. But what about something aside from the savory? What of the sweet, iconic, “save it for dessert” item? One of the first things that comes to mind, among other sweets, is pie. Be it pumpkin, apple, or blueberry, many think pie was originally created in America. Sure, America was the country that embraced pie—a classic dish that goes hand in hand with the rest of the Thanksgiving foods. Some people, however, believe pie was invented in early Europe, or even Egypt. This delicious pastry is the most quintessential Thanksgiving dessert, and it’s earned that title. With impeccable pecan and blueberry stuffing potential, pie makes the ultimate dish for beginner bakers who need something so error-free, delicious, and flexible that it’s almost impossible to mess up.

Pecan Pie

Crust

1 ½ cup of white flour

1-¾ cup of butter, diced

¼ cup of ice water

¼  teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of sugar 

Filling

3-4 eggs

¼ teaspoon of clove powder

½ teaspoon of nutmeg

1 teaspoon of cinnamon 

2 cups of pecan (extra if needed) 

½-¾ cups of brown sugar