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In Praise of Pie

20 Nov

Though I have previously stated that the best part of a Thanksgiving meal is the plethora of side dishes, I have to confess that, upon further consideration, it has become very clear to me that that statement is simply not true. Because I forgot (I know, what?) about the pie. Of course! The best part of Thanksgiving dinner (or any dinner, should you be so lucky) is the pie. Whether you decide to lean in the direction of traditional (apple pie) or not-so-traditional (lime coconut tart), here are some pie and tart recipes from the Savory Salty Sweet archives that will stoke your dessert fire and get the pie train rolling.

Pear Nougatine Tart:

Dutch Apple Pie:

Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Tart:

Lime Coconut Tart:

Sour Cherry Pieyou’ll have to hunt down some frozen sour cherries (which are not terribly easy to find), but the effort will be totally worth it:

Sky-High Apple Pie:

Easiest Skillet Fruit Pie–this is a great pie for beginning pie-makers, or for people who are looking for a more casual dessert entry.

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8 Responses to “In Praise of Pie”

  1. Jean Schell November 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Guess what’s gonna be on my Thanksgiving table….many of these!

  2. annashortcakes November 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Gorgeous post! I wish I could make them all. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • savorysaltysweet November 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, as well!

  3. Joss November 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I think i put on about 5 glorious pounds just reading this post – delicious!

  4. Allison November 23, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    I’m so glad I didn’t see this post until * after * Thanksgiving, otherwise you would have inspired even more pie-making in my kitchen! And I’d already produced two pies for… two people. (Cranberry Apple, and Pumpkin.)

    These all look beyond delicious!

  5. Marissa (@pinchandswirl) November 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Genius pies here. These flavor combos sound amazing! The Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Tart especially is a must try!

  6. diane morris November 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Your pies look great! and nicely photographed! You must have had a very tasty ending to your Thanksgiving dinner!

  7. Celia November 29, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Don’t you wish we could all eat pie for breakfast? The pear pie sounds heavenly, and that is something I can attempt this weekend. Thank you!

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