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Recipe: Lemon Ice Box Pie

Posted August 14, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Sarah Lange’s Lemon Ice Box Pie from The Hart and The Hunter has a lemon semifreddo filling topped with an Italian meringue.

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Win A Pair of Tickets to Evan Kleiman + Sherry Yard’s Pie Class Tomorrow Night!

Posted August 13, 2013 by | 10 Comments | ]
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Tomorrow night at 7pm, two pie queens will share their pie secrets in a class at The New School of Cooking in Culver City. We’re giving away two tickets to the baker who needs the most help!
Tell us your pie disaster story in the comments below. Did you forget to add an ingredient? Did your oven catch on fire? (We hope not.) We’re going to …

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Recipe: Chess Pie with Blackened Pineapple Salsa

Posted August 13, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Today on Pie-A-Day we’re serving you Chess Pie With Blackened Pineapple Salsa.

It comes from Edward Lee’s Smoke & Pickles.

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Recipe: Candied Cardamom Coconut Cream Pie

Posted August 12, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Ann Kirk used to serve a deep-dish version of this Candied Cardamom Coconut Cream Pie is from Ann Kirk at Tom Bergin’s before the Irish joint’s recent closure.

Kirk says that you can make most of the pie’s components ahead of time.

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Recipe: Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Posted August 9, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Evan talks with Saveur editor James Oseland on this week’s show about pie in American culture.

He shared the recipe for the Blue-Ribbon Pecan Pie that won first place at a pie contest on an Oklahoma ranch.

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry and Blackberry Pie

Posted August 8, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

This Blueberry & Blackberry Pie comes from Lena Kwak, who created The French Laundry’s gluten-free Cup4Cup flour.

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Recipe: Sweet Cherry Pie

Posted August 7, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Today’s Sweet Cherry Pie comes from Noelle Carter of the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen. Make it with the last of the fresh cherries at the market; later in the year you can use canned.

On Sunday, September 1, Carter will be co-hosting the newspaper’s THE TASTE Labor Day Block Party with Nancy Silverton. Evan will be doing a demo.

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Recipe: Key Lime Mojito Mini Pies

Posted August 6, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]

When KCRW News Producer Avishay Artsy and his girlfriend Amanda Sutton held a recent housewarming party, they decided that many small pies were better than slicing up a big dessert for a crowd.

So they served these Key Lime Mojito Mini Pies, and we hear they were a hit.

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Recipe: Chocolate Pasta Pie (Torta Ricciolina)

Posted August 5, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Chocolate Pasta Pie

Pasta in a pie? Hey, why not?

It turns out that Chocolate Pasta Pie, or a Torta Ricciolina in Italian, is traditional to Bologna.

This recipe comes from Francine Segan’s book DOLCI: Italy’s Sweets. She cautions that wheat pasta is too dry for the pie – use egg noodles.

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Recipe: Late Summer Frangipane Tart

Posted August 2, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

This week on the show, Evan talks to Ghillie James about getting the most out of your freezer.

For Pie-A-Day, she gave us this recipe for Late Summer Frangipane Tart.

You can use frozen fruit, store made-ahead pie dough in your freezer, and even freeze the whole tart if you’d like to bake it before you need it.