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Classic New York Cheesecake

There is ongoing discussion about if cheesecake is a cake or a pie. You can find heated arguments over the question on food blogs and Twitter in particular and spend some time having great fun. Cheesecake is made up of filling held together with a crust, which by definition is a pie. But …

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Peaches and Cream Kuchen

When it comes to Peaches and Cream Kuchen, you’ll want to devour every last crumb of this sweet and rich dessert. If you’re wondering what “kuchen” means, it’s the German word for cake, however, in Germany cake has a broader meaning and covers anything from classic spongy cakes and tarts to pies. Crust 2 cups flour, …

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Sour Cream Raisin Pie

What grabs your attention with Sour Cream Raisin Pie is, besides the fluffy meringue and the creaminess of the puddings, the hint of orange zest. Many pie lovers find this compelling, as this is a flavor that will keep you coming back for more.  Crust Blind-Baked Crust Filling 2 cups sour cream, …

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Ham and Cheese Quiche

Beside pie, the ultimate comfort food is anything made with melted cheese. So why not go for the one-two punch and make a cheesy pie? Ham and Cheese Quiche is another one of those delicious, warm-your-insides recipes. It’s so easy to make it that you almost don’t need a recipe. This …

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Shepherd’s Pie

This scrumptious Shepherd’s Pie is memorable and soul-satisfying. Try this recipe, it’s absolutely worth the time and effort.  Filling (Makes two pies) 2 lbs ground beef, 1 tbsp olive oil, 6 garlic cloves, crushed, 2 small onions, diced, 5 tbsp parsley flakes, 2 bay leaves, 2½ cups vegetable broth, 1 can diced …

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Chicken Pot Pie

For many people Chicken Pot Pie is just a pain in the rear to make. There are all those steps to cook all the ingredients separately, and there are many dirty pots and pans left behind. However, this pie is a wonder to eat! Try doing several at once and freezing …

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Amish Funeral Pie

If you live in southeast Iowa, where many Amish communities are, you have probably already heard about raisin pie. In places, it’s known as Amish Funeral Pie because it’s often served at funerals. The ingredients are always easy to find and, more important, the sweetness of the pie helps the grieving families forget …

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Frank Barnett’s Pecan Pie

Frank Barnett really understood the spirit of pie, along with everything it includes—generosity, sharing, creativity, and love. Frank Barnett’s Pecan Pie is simply scrumptious. Crust Basic Pie Dough for a single-crust pie Filling 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar, 2 eggs, whisked, ½ cup (1 stick) butter, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 2 …

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Hot Fudge Sundae Pie

Hot Fudge Sundae Pie is just the perfect pie to comfort. It’s creamy and sweet, and ideal for hot summer days. Crust Chocolate Cookie Crust Filling 4 pints (1 quart) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened. Topping 1 jar hot fudge, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 3 tbsp sugar, maraschino cherries, for …

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