Intentional Living

My Love of Pies!

Fall is my favorite season. The colors, the weather, the smells of baked goods, and the feeling of rest and renewal. This time of year starts the scurry of baking for holidays. One of my most treasured indulgences at any time of the year is a slice of fresh pie. I love about any type of pie…most are simple…apple, pumpkin, pecan, and fresh blueberry to name a few and I think that is what makes them the best…being simple.

For a number of years, I avoided making pies because I didn’t have a no fail pie crust. I tried my mother’s, my great aunt’s and about any no fail recipe online. I learned quickly that a recipe truly needs to suit the maker or failure will arise. I finally found a crust I could make and somewhat master in my late 30s. 

Now I love to make pies for holidays and family get-togethers. There is a sense of contentment with this type of desert. It reminds me of simpler times and a way of life that is slowly being lost. More effort than mixing the cake mix and pouring in the pan but not so over the top of a seven layer torte that seems to take days to assemble.

With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, you may want to create one of these timeless desserts for your holiday dinner. Simple and timeless…you can’t go wrong!

Please grab your recipe booklet with five amazing recipes and my no fail pie crust recipe. And don’t worry about counting the calories…life is short!

Contributed by Jessica Clemens

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