Coconut Lime Pie

This month is all about the citrus juicer, and that makes me pretty happy.  I love using citrus in baking because it adds an often needed balance to all the sugar and butter that go along with making desserts.  This pie is a bit of a spin-off from a key lime pie.  I love key lime pie, but have you ever juiced enough of those tiny limes to make several pies?  I have.  I made key lime pie for 40 people once and it took forever to get enough fresh juice out of those little suckers.  So I decided to create a pie using regular limes (which are more acidic than key limes) and add in some coconut to balance that extra tartness.

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Yay for Fall! Apple Pie

 

For the almost 25 years that I’ve used the Ankarsrum, I’ve always told people that pie dough was the one thing this amazing machine couldn’t do. Pie dough is made by combining flour and salt, and then adding chunks of cold butter which then get “cut” into the flour (much like making biscuits) to create this crumbly (small pieces of butter wrapped in flour) texture, add a little ice water and…Boom! It all comes together to form pie dough.

As we’ve gone over many times before, you CAN NOT put cold butter in the Double Whisk Bowl or you will end up with broken gears and bent wires. In case you missed that, click HERE for a quick refresher on how to properly use the beater bowl and whisks.

I’ll be honest, it has always bothered me that I couldn’t make pie dough with my Ankarsrum. I mean come on, it can do just about everything else. Except sadly, a load of laundry! So I set out to figure out a way to make it work even using cold butter.

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Grasshopper Pie & Emile Henry Pie Dish Giveaway

Contest is closed!

We are excited to kick off March with a lovely giveaway from Emile Henry. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I will be sharing a delicious chocolate mint pie, or as it’s called here in the South…..Grasshopper Pie. The giveaway will be for this beautiful green Pie Dish from Emile Henry.

Grasshopper Pie

A winner will be chosen from our blog subscribers list so be sure to go and subscribe today. Contest is open until 5:00pm EST Saturday March 12, 2016 and will be announced on Sunday March 13, 2016. Good luck everyone! Now, onto the pie!!

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