pies

MOUSSE PIE

MAKES 8 SERVINGS Crust 1 (9-inch) prepared chocolate crumb crust¼ teaspoon cinnamon Filling 1 (12-ounce package , or 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips1½ cups heavy (whipping) cream, divided 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar Additional whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles or fresh …

RECIPE: German Chocolate Pie

Rick Johnson of Belleville won second place in the American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships with this gem, a multi-layered pie in a pecan crust. MAKES 6 SERVINGS CRUST 2 cups flour½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup butter 1 cup roasted chopped pecans …

RECIPE: Midnight Pumpkin Pie

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 1 cup heavy cream6 ounces semisweet chocolate bits 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground dry ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt2 eggs 1 prepared (raw) …

RECIPE: Indiana Black Walnut and Sorghum Pie

MAKES 8 to 10 SERVINGS CRUST 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lard or butter, softened2 c ups sifted pastry flour (or 1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup cake flour) 6 tablespoons iced water FILLING  1/4 cup cold butter, cut into bits …

RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

MAKES 10 SERVINGS PIE Butter-flavored cooking spray 6 sheets (14-by-9-inch sheets) frozen phyllo dough, thawed 1/4 cup cold water1 envelope unflavored   gelatin powder 2 3/4 cups canned pumpkin (1 1/2 15-ounce cans)1 cup fat-free plain   Greek-style yogurt 1/4 cup agave syrup7 packets stevia sweet- ener powder, …

FROZEN VANILLA PEANUT BUTTER PIE

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 1 container (1 1/2 quarts)   slow-churned vanilla light   ice cream½ cup reduced-fat creamy or chunky peanut butter 1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crust ½ cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts, plus extra (if desired) for topping 1 large banana Lemon juice Mix together …

MEMORABLE RHUBARB PIE

MAKES 1 (9-INCH) PIE (8 SERVINGS) PASTRY 1¼ cups all-purpose flour¼ teaspoon salt 1/3 cup cold shortening or butter3 to 4 tablespoons cold water FILLING 1½ cups sugar¼ cup all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon nutmeg 3 eggs, lightly beaten 4 cups sliced rhubarb TOPPING ½ cup all-purpose …

GERMAN CHOCOLATE PIE

MAKES 6 SERVINGS CRUST 2 cups flour½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup butter 1 cup roasted chopped pecans Cold water FILLING NO. 1 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature½ cup Butter-Flavored Crisco 1¼ cups confectioners’ sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder4 eggs, divided ¼ …

Cherry-Dried Apricot Pie

MAKES 10 SERVINGS 1½ pounds frozen cherries½ pound dried apricots 1 teaspoon whole black or multi-colored peppercorns 2 fresh thyme sprigs 1 cup sugar, divided, plus more as needed 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons cold water 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt2 refrigerated …