Pies & Cheesecakes

Mini Pear Pies with Caramel

Mini Pear Pies with Caramel

The other day on pinterest I saw a recipe for Mini Pies with Pears and Blue Cheese that looked awesome! I both love and hate it when I see a genius recipe idea like this… because I wish I had been the one to think of it first! But I was so happy someone had thought to do this–because it’s so simple to adapt in so many fresh, unique ways! Instead of blue cheese, I decided to fill mine with my husband’s all-time favorite cheese, and a classic-pairing for pears: delicious Bris! Then I simply topped them with some chopped candied pecans, and served them with an autumn side-salad.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

A friend of mine did a big favor for me a couple of weeks ago, so I told him I would make him his favorite pie as a thank you, and just as I was about to deliver it today, his wife actually invited us over for dinner, so we all got to share some for dessert. Luckily I had frozen some rhubarb earlier this summer so I was able to make this seasonal pie in the midst of wintery-January. Apparently my friend does this every year so she can make her husband his favorite pie for his birthday, which is also in January! So sweet!

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Yum-ee Banoffee Pie

Last week at thanksgiving I attempted to make my favourite English pie for my American family to try, and it was a complete disaster! In my first attempt, I followed a quick & easy “cheater” version which consisted of boiling sweetened condensed milk with butter and sugar to form caramel… and it was gross! (There are lots of recipes for banoffee pie out there using dulce de leche, but it just tastes like sweetened condensed milk with a bad texture and is no where near as good as the real thing!!) So then I decided to try the authentic, but very time-consuming recipe- where you boil the sweetened condensed milk for 3 hours to get toffee…. but after opening it, it exploded all over my kitchen! Then I opened another can an hour later, (very bravely) and it was black inside!…. So I didn’t have very much luck. More

Apple Pie

I LOVE this apple pie recipe!!!!!!

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Home Made Peach Cheesecake

Home Made Peach Cheesecake

I still have a lot of peaches left to use, so today I thought i’d make a peach cheesecake! Dean’s Aunt gave me this recipe a couple of years ago, and I have made it a LOT because it’s really really good… however, this time was the first time I made it all from scratch. It doesn’t look pretty or elegant, but the taste makes up for it!

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