This Cranberry Vanilla Pie might be your pumpkin pie alternative for Thanksgiving this year. It’s festive, easy and delicious! If you’re like my family tough and won’t budge on the pumpkin pie, this will also make a great dessert for Christmas, or just anytime during the holiday season….
I might be getting a little ahead of myself here, but I am in super fall mode. It was still a blazing 95F here in Dallas this weekend but that did not stop me from starting my fall baking with this Spiced Red Pear Pie with Honey. Yuuuum! I will always prefer a pear over an apple and will always pick pear pie over apple pie – as much as I love apple pie. Red anjou pears are my favorite although they taste almost like the green anjou pears, but I tend to think their flavor is more intense and sweet. Of course, you can substitute with any pear you’d like. And the combination of the pears with ginger, cinnamon and honey is soo yummy and super fall-y….
I LOVE this Apricot Tarte with Vanilla Custard for 3 reasons: 1) It is one of my two favorite cakes my grandma used to make and takes me right back to my childhood, 2) it is super easy and quick (if you have the pie crust already made) and 3) it is damn delicious. The sweet and sour tartnesss of the apricots and the smooth vanilla filling in combination with a buttery and crunchy pie crust – divine!…
I am super excited about this post for 2 reasons: 1) this pie is absolutely awesome and 2) my husband made it! I have to say that I am more than impressed. He’s really been wanting to make a whiskey cake for my blog for a while and came up with this idea. It tastes absolutely amazing. The crust is a regular graham cracker crust, filled with a flourless-chocolate-cake-like filling boasting with rich whiskey flavor, topped with meringue. While it is currently still about 100°F out here in Texas, it did not bother us the slightest bit and this pie will definitely be part of this year’s Christmas or Thanksgiving menu. And fall ist just around the corner! This is just perfect for the cooler cozy days of the year….
In many parts of the country, the days are getting grey and cool and its time for tea and sweaters. Not so in Texas. Temperatures finally cooled from the 100s down to the low 90s but that won’t stop me from making cozy pie to get that fall feeling started! A classic blueberry apple pie with a twist, rosemary that is. Yes, rosemary! While lemon or grapefruit with rosemary has almost become a staple, there are tons of more fruit-rosemary combinations that taste amazing. Like blueberries. And apples….