Triple Vanilla Bean-Scented All-Peach Pie

Triple Vanilla Bean-Scented All-Peach Pie

I remember my first time. I was ten, yes, a young ten. It was 1955 and I was walking through the famed Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax in Los Angeles. It was my first return to California since we left in 1948. I smelled something, something wonderful. A whole sheet...
Basic Flaky Pie Pastry from Pie by Ken Haedrich

Basic Flaky Pie Pastry from Pie by Ken Haedrich

  I grew up in Oregon where pies and jams were everyday events. Suzi just returned from Seattle with jars of berry jams: loganberries, marionberries, … Wonders you cannot find back here in the East. I never put jam on my pie as a kid. No need for the pies were sweet...
Concord Grape Pie for the Fall from the CIA

Concord Grape Pie for the Fall from the CIA

The season for Concord grapes is almost over, lasting just from the end of August to mid-October. Then you have to wait a full year. Act now. There is no other flavor like Concord. Which explains the juices and the jams. There are other ways to employ Concord grapes,...
Creamy Prosciutto and Leek Pie from Not-So-Humble Pies

Creamy Prosciutto and Leek Pie from Not-So-Humble Pies

Yesterday I posted a recipe for Parmesan Pastry Crust. Easy and savory and destined for a quiche or other dish enabled by cheese. Here’s the recipe you want: Creamy Prosciutto and Leek Pie. This dish is a delight: rich, dense and rumbling with flavor. There’s a bonus,...