This pie was all kinds of fun to make! It does take some time to roll the pie dough roses, but it was really, really fun to give it a try.
My recipe and pie inspiration came from The Kitchen McCabe. Hop over there to print it out and to see her video how-to for the roses. They are really quite easy.
Her pie is absolutely GoRGeouS!! And her photos are beautiful. I like the big leaves she used.
I tweaked and changed the pie crust, so it would be gluten-free for my dear, dear man. The recipe is below.
I was using one of my pie plates from Pampered Chef. It’s a pretty deep one. I used up my remaining pie dough and didn’t have the whole top covered with roses. I improvised and arranged my roses in the center of my pie. I didn’t want to take the time to stir up more pie dough. And I knew the roses were going to add enough crust as they were. When I make another one, I will trim the bottom of my roses so there isn’t so much dough. The Kitchen McCabe had this suggestion in her tips and I was going to follow it and completely forgot!
Find my Pie category by popping over here. I like to make pies. They are a creative, leisure thing for me. If I had to churn out a couple of dozen every week, well, that would put a different spin on it! 🙂 I’ve been so fascinated with all the pretty pies on Instagram and inspired to try some of them.
Years ago, in a Longaberger basket magazine, I saw a pie pictured with pretty shapes around the edge of the crust. I loved the idea and tried it a few times. I had small leaf cutters and they worked beautifully for Thanksgiving.
The flowers and leaves and small shapes all across the top of a pie were an all-new and all-awesome idea and had me all-excited! 🙂 See my Berry Pie over here.
When we found out my farmer man has Celiac, that added another new spin for me. Now I needed a pie crust he could eat. Because I soon discovered, I like to bake and I like to bake for him. That’s just not fun if it’s something we can all eat, but he can’t. No one likes to feel left out. 🙂 Just like my Grandma’s advice that I shared with my Butterscotch Pie Recipe: Do to suit your man. Seems that now GLuTeN-FRee is what suits my man!! Whether we would choose it or not. 🙂 And while I do bake both ways, often I don’t want to take time to make gluten-free and regular wheat flour recipe, too.
Happy new week! What’s been baking in your kitchen?
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