This is such a busy time of year for all of us. I barely have the bandwidth to spend time at my desk blogging because I’d rather be baking pies! Today I’m sharing recipes for a “variety of pies” for your Christmas table. In The Orange Bee kitchen there will definitely be a Bourbon Pecan Pie as it’s my man Dan’s favorite. Oh we’ll have more sweet treats than pie, but pie seems to belong on our Christmas dessert table.
A simple and old-fashioned favorite of mine is this Buttermilk Pie – like Grandma used to make. My grandma was called “Gama” and this quick, easy and scrumptious pie is a wonderful addition to your Christmas pie spread. It is super quick and easy to put together and you can use the leftover buttermilk to make some biscuits for breakfast!
This Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue can take the place of sweet potato casserole any day. I love sweet potato casseroles and I’m not a fan of casseroles. The thing is I always feel like I’m eating dessert with my meal! I like to tone down the sweet potato casserole and not pile on marshmallows but the marshmallow meringue on this pie is heavenly!
I’m going to wrap it up with a fruit pie cuz we all need something healthy in our holiday spread. That’s a joke y’all! Peach Crumble Pie is full of fresh or frozen peaches – this time of year frozen peaches from the summers harvest will work beautifully. Juicy peaches bubbling up through the crunchy crumb topping make this pie irresistible.
Okay one more – if you want a real show-stopper try this Apple Pie Amsterdam. I worked diligently to perfect this unusual recipe as the apple pies of Holland are nothing like an American apple pie. It may just be the star of the show, encased in a crumb crust and topped with a fancy dollop of fresh whipped cream.
As I mentioned at the beginning this time of year is crazy busy for all of us and finding the time to sit and write creatively seems to be escaping me. I cannot promise that I’ll be back before 2018 arrives so let me take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a healthy and prosperous New Year! Now go bake some pies!