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Coconut Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes plus cooling
  • Baking Time: 20 minutes for pie shell

Coconut Cream Pie

For those of us who like coconut, this is a winner!  In fact, a variation of this -- a meringue version rather than cream-topped -- won "Best of Show" at the NM State Fair Pie Contest.  It's an extravagent dessert, one that makes people happy.  (Doesn't all pie make people happy?)

Fresh Peach & Raspberry Tart
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes (plus 1 hour for peaches)
  • Baking Time: 15 minutes for tart shell

Fresh Peach & Raspberry Tart

Usually I say peach pie is my favorite, but this fresh peach and raspberry tart might be even better.  The nutty almond crust says "I love you" to the peaches, the raspberries add color, and the not-too-sweet peach glaze holds it all together with joy.  Try it!

Caramel Apple Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes plus baking
  • Baking Time: 1 hour

Caramel Apple Pie

When you’re looking for a special dessert, here’s one that brings together the best of the season:  apples, caramel and nuts. 

Sweet & nutty, just like the holidays!

Oh, my!  June Pie (Triple Berry)
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus making the pastry dough
  • Baking Time: 50-60 minutes

Oh, my! June Pie (Triple Berry)

Oh, my!  The aroma knocked my socks off.  These are the fresh berries many of us have access to during June, so I say it’s time to enjoy the bounty.  Use any combination of fresh berries you like that adds up to 5 cups.

Banana Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus chilling & crust
  • Baking Time: 15 minutes for crust

Banana Cream Pie

Who doesn't have ripe bananas around every now and then?  This is a perfect way to use them:  nestled in a crisp crust and crowned with an elegant (but easy!) vanilla pudding.  Oh, my gosh!  So good

Pear Frangipane Tart
  • Prep Time: 1 hour, including pears poached a day ahead
  • Baking Time: 1 hour (15 minutes for shell, 45 for filling)

Pear Frangipane Tart

There's something seductive about pears and almnds together, like they were born to love each other.  This tart will arouse applause from those lucky enough to be served a slice!

Slab Apple Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour for making crust, prepping apples, filling.
  • Baking Time: 1 hour

Slab Apple Pie

This is a great pie to make for a crowd. Because you cook it in a 13x9 dish, it makes more than a traditional pie, is easy to cut into many pieces AND it tastes great!

Silky Pumpkin Pie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus pie crust shell)
  • Baking Time: 55-60 minutes

Silky Pumpkin Pie

Silky is right!  Light like a custard, yet sensuous with ginger and cinnamon.  Everyone who likes pumpkin pie and who has tried this version has said it's their favorite.  See for yourself!  Took a blue ribbon at the State Fair.

Becky Appleseed Apple Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Baking Time: 50 minutes

Becky Appleseed Apple Pie

We're lucky in America:  we can get good apples almost year 'round.  October is prime time for apples, so get some and make an American dessert!  Stuffed with apples simmered in cider, oh my, this is one good pie.  Won a blue ribbon in a traditional apple pie contest in 2010.

Scarlet Raspberry Dream Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour plus pie shell. Allow 2+ hours chilling time as well.
  • Baking Time: 12 - 15 minutes

Scarlet Raspberry Dream Pie

Bewitching.  That's this pie!  Fresh, sweet red raspberries and dark chocolate buttercream are a winsome pair. The judges deemed it "Best of Show" at the NM State Fair Pie Contest 2014.

Adams Street Cherry Pie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus pitting the cherries and making the crust)
  • Baking Time: 50-60 minutes

Adams Street Cherry Pie

There's something about locally grown cherries, tart, bright red, enrobed in a sweet vanilla and almond sauce, all wrapped in a flaky crust, that just makes my mouth water. And this version won a blue ribbon in 2008!

Darby Blueberry Pie
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Baking Time: 55 minutes

Darby Blueberry Pie

Blueberry was my father's favorite pie. Darby was his name.  It's our pie of the month for June because of Father's Day.  It makes me happy when I bake it and remember him.  Here's to our Dads!

Gluten-Free Crust
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus chilling
  • Baking Time: as per recipe

Gluten-Free Crust

Most of us LOVE pie and some of us have to avoid gluten.  Here's a recipe to which my gluten-free tasters said, 'Yum!"

Delicate Tart Crust
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 1 hour chilling
  • Baking Time: 15-20 minutes

Delicate Tart Crust

This pastry is perfect for pear tarts and other tarts that have delicate flavors and/or nuts in the filling.

Meringue
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Baking Time: 20-30 minutes

Meringue

Meringue can be a challenge, even for experienced bakers!  This version is said to be foolproof, holding its own even in damp weather. 

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