Pie Day 2017
Every year I host the Pi Day (3/14) Pie Party for Houston Chowhounds. This year I ambitiously took on the task of baking two pies for the party, Atlantic Beach Pie from Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill NC and a Cranberry Sage Pie from acclaimed NYC Four and Twenty Blackbirds and their cookbook of the same name. I was combining our popular Cook the Book series in which we recipe test the recipes from James Beard Award winning cookbooks with this party.
|coarse crushed crackers for the crust|
|the finished crust|
|filled Atlantic Beach pie|
|fresh and frozen cranberries pureed in the food processor|
|cranberry filling in the pie|
|lattice top for the cranberry sage pie|
|finished cranberry sage pie|
Here's a run down on the other pies that my guests made for the Pie Party.
|savory pie with kibbe and tahini|
|spinach and mushroom Greek pie and two roses|
|cutting a slice through the spirals produces these pockets|
|a variation on the Millionaire Pie from a historical diner recipe|