I knew this day would come when I was first asked to write the daily Celebrate This blog, and never did I imagine it would be such a bittersweet occasion. National Pie Day is obviously the food writer's Christmas, that and well, Christmas, but it comes with the burden of settling on just a few pies out of the vast selections of pies available about just about every baking blog. While picking just four out of the mountains of pie recipes upon pie recipes was more of a challenge than coming up with ideas for World Hello Day, I managed to pull through and the outcome is rather tasty to say the least. Feast your eyes on these pies, give 'em a try and feel free to share your favorite recipes for America's favorite dessert.
Okay, so I lied a little when I said that picking pies for the round-up was a difficult task, at least in the case of this first recipe from If You Give A Girl a Cookie. This mouthwatering recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie stands apart from its crusty peers as an unparalleled pie, since it not only haunts my mind as a pretty picture on an equally pretty blog, but ladies and gents, I have seen the salted caramel in all its golden glory and I have tasted the raw sugar-sprinkled crust and it was delish! That's right, this recipe is tried and tested by me, your faithful blogger, and I can attest to its greatness, as can the slew of energetic relatives who gobbled it up this past Thanksgiving.
Perhaps you went a little overboard on the cranberries this year and bought up every last bag of Ocean Spray's raw berries for fear that there wouldn't be enough for that awesome relish you make every year and your great aunt Sue just raves about. Well relish in this pretty piece of holiday heaven from baking maven behind Weekly Bite. This Cranberry Pie is jam packed with cranberries making it rich in vitamins and antioxidants, yet another reason to have another slice!
At this time of year leaving pumpkin pie out of a pie round-up is just baked good blasphemy, and this next recipe from Blommi is a sin all of its own. Just when you finally got your pants to zip from an indulgent turkey dinner, this rich and creamy slice finds its way onto your plate and into your mouth. Pumpkin-Ricotta Cheesecake Pie wins the title of my decadent dessert to grace Celebrate This. Fluffy and golden, this dreamy piece of pie has me drooling all over my keyboard!
If you thought I would leave you savory seekers hanging then you need to learn to trust in the crust and my love for the salty side of baking. Perhaps you didn't get your fill of turkey this past Thursday, or you have a few left over bits and ends burning a hole in your meat drawer, either way this next and last recipe for Turkey Pot Pie from A Garden Garden is sure to satisfy.