Another holiday season is upon us and no doubt there will be moments of both stress and joy, especially in the kitchen. But don’t let a simple thing like making a couple of homemade pies intimidate you so much that you feel obliged to turn to the premade, nutritionless dessert options in the frozen food section!
Some of the best holiday desserts and pies start with a crust, which is often a serious stress point during an already hectic season. Check out one of my most popular articles, Don’t Sweat It! Easy & Delicious Pie Crust and you’ll never have to fear the crust again!
In my article, The Pies Have It! , you will find several recipes including Fresh Winter Squash Pie and my all-time favorite recipes for rich, creamy (and super easy) Classic Egg Custard (pictured left) and Coconut Custard Cream Pies that are sure to bring tons of accolades from friends and family and dash any lingering symptoms of homemade pie insecurity.
This may come as a real shocker to some people, but the truth is that not everyone likes pumpkin pie! So, if you are tasked with making a not-so-traditional dessert for the holidays or just want to add some diversity to the dessert table, consider pairing my Easy Dessert Crust with any flavor of Super Quick and Easy Fruit Jam and Filling (used to make the blackberry pie pictured here) to create a spectacular dessert that will put a smile on everyone’s face!
And if by chance you still have some fresh green tomatoes from your garden still ripening in your pantry, you might want to try my Green Love-Apple Pie, which is not only fantabulous, but will also blow a few of your guests mind!
Of course, if you’re into gardening and are using some of your own home-grown pumpkins or squash be sure to save the seeds for next year. Learn how to do that the right way in my article, Winter Seed Saving: Pumpkins and Squash.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
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Jill Henderson is an artist, author, and the editor of Show Me Oz Her books, The Healing Power of Kitchen Herbs, The Garden Seed Saving Guide and A Journey of Seasons and Illuminati Agenda 21 can be found in the Show Me Oz Bookstore. Jill is a featured columnist for Acres USA and a contributing author to Llewellyn’s Herbal Almanac and her work has appeared in The Permaculture Activist and The Essential Herbal.
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