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Two Wonderful Pie Books

We are two thirds of the way through summer, and it is now peak season for pie makers. There are still berries to be had. Peaches abound. And soon, as fall enters, we’ll have apples by the ton. In just two months, fresh pumpkin pie will tempt us. I like pies of all kinds, but…

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Watermelon Chiffon Pie from Ken Haedrich

  “I’m making dessert tonight,” Suzen said. “What a coincidence, so am I” I said. “We don’t need two.” “I bought the watermelon.” “You,” Suzen began, “have a large bug somewhere in your anatomy.” “Yes,” I admitted. “Yes, I do and to cure it I’m making this pie.” The name, Watermelon Chiffon Pie, had teased…

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Graham Cracker Crust from Ken Haedrich

  There they are. Twenty of them. Lined up on the shelf. I wonder how long they have been there? When were they actually made? Could they really survive a nuclear attack? I am talking, of course, about graham cracker crusts. They are thin, placed in those tinny shells and they do not contribute mightily…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for the Fourth of July from Ken Haedrich

Rhubarb is a funny word. “Getting into a rhubarb” is an old-fashioned yet common expression, one I have yet to find the origins of. Rhubarb has been cultivated for over 5,000 years, beginning in China where it began its life as a spice and medicine. Rhubarb, in the age of Marco Polo, was pricier than…

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