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Posted: 06 November 2011 12:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I was in the mood for something tart and fruity recently, so I made the deep-dish blueberry/cranberry pie from PPB with the basic flaky pie crust. (Thank you, Rose, for teaching a pastry-challenged baker to make a decent pie crust). The filling is indescribably delicious. I served it a la mode with pomegranate ice cream.
My next food-related challenge will be learning to take photos of food smile.

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Posted: 06 November 2011 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Sophia, your pie looks like a pastry chef made it. You were pastry-challanged? I would never have guess it.

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Posted: 07 November 2011 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Thank you Flour Girl. Before PPB, I used to buy ready-made frozen crusts as back-up in case my homemade attempt failed (which was often). Last year’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie was made in store-bought crust red face .

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Posted: 07 November 2011 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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That’s a beautiful pie and a fabulous-looking crust.  To me, it looks perfect.  I can’t believe you could refrain from eating it long enough to photograph it!

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Posted: 07 November 2011 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Yes that is a beautiful (and delicious) looking pie!

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Posted: 07 November 2011 11:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Always so generous with your compliments…thank you

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Posted: 08 November 2011 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Wonderful!  I love the deep fruit filling, and the crust looks perfect, too smile

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Posted: 09 November 2011 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Sophia,
Your pie looks lovely; the pink color of the pomegranate ice cream complementing the color of the cranberry fruit; and the stars scattered across the crust…beautiful!
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Posted: 09 November 2011 12:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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This is the Lemon Meringue Pie from the PPB, we all thought it was yummy.  The filling layer on this pie is very deep, and the meringue is just enough- this is a filling lover’s pie.  I didn’t use all the meringue that the recipe makes, so my topping is a little short.  My meringue did shrink a bit in height after coming out of the oven, but didn’t weep, bead, or pull away from the edges smile

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Posted: 09 November 2011 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Really pretty, Julie!  I love lemon meringue!  I know that several people have had problems with the meringue “disappearing/shrinking” after their pies/cakes have had a night in the fridge.  Did you have that trouble?

As always, you are the queen of top-of-cake piping!!!!!!!

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Posted: 09 November 2011 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Anne in NC - 09 November 2011 06:09 PM

I know that several people have had problems with the meringue “disappearing/shrinking” after their pies/cakes have had a night in the fridge.  Did you have that trouble?

Not at all, the slice photo is taken after a night in the fridge.  The recipe says to store it in the fridge uncovered, which I did (and I left half a lemon unwrapped next to it, just to be sure it wouldn’t absorb any flavor but lemon).  The meringue was a little more difficult to cut after a night in the fridge, but since they were leftovers, I didn’t mind so much. 

As always, you are the queen of top-of-cake piping!!!!!!!

  Thank you!  I made the pattern with a small spatula- the meringue was so soft I wasn’t sure about piping it- I wonder if anyone has piped it successfully?  That would be good to know smile

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Posted: 09 November 2011 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Julie, your pie looks absolutely luscious!. Love the pattern of the meringue topping.

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Posted: 11 November 2011 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Jenn, Birdsong, Sophia & Julie- All your pies look sooo deliciously beautiful! This time of year I crave pumpkin, but the berry & lemon meringue look mighty tempting too! I just got my PPB a few weeks ago and haven’t used it yet (still can’t tear myself away from TCB!), but am excited to break it out for Thanksgiving!!

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Posted: 11 November 2011 11:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Sophia and Georgie, thanks for the kind words!

Just wanted to alert everyone that there is also a Pie/Pastry Bible challenge getting underway on Cookbooker:  http://www.cookbooker.com/challenge.php .  There are free books for two lucky challenge participants smile .

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Posted: 17 November 2011 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Julie, that pie looks delicious.  I am especially tempted by the look of the filling.  Lemon Meringue is my favorite pie.

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