LIFE WITH PIE

   ... because life without pie would not be as sweet, salty, buttery, or  delicious.

                     “We must have pie.  Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”                                                                                          David Mamet, from his play Boston Marriage, 1999

plum pie

I love pie.  Thinking about it, preparing, baking it, and, of course, eating it.  It is one of the consistent  pleasures in my life. When I’m not sure what to do with myself, baking a pie, especially with local fruit, never fails to ground me.  And pies are suitable for all occasions, and flexible enough to accommodate many forms.

I came to pie baking as an adult and went through a lot of trial and error before finding my pie-happiness.  I am an ordinary cook with no formal training who has always loved to bake.  On this page I will share my favorite recipes, and tips for making foolproof pies from start to finish.  There is no need for pie fear!