Category Archives: Custard Pies

27. Lemon-thyme meringue

I don’t think I’d ever eaten a lemon meringue pie before making this one, so I can’t really contrast it directly to one that I didn’t just make up.   But this pie was super light and fluffy.  It was … Continue reading

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21-22. Seared Apricot Pie, and Frozen Mango Pie (with lavender-agave cream)

I’m a sucker for seasonal/rarer fruits. On my last trip to the Dekalb Farmers Market I came home laden with a large box of ataulfo mangos (the small yellow ones, not the green/pink mangos), a couple pounds of fresh apricots, … Continue reading

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20. Ginger and Rum-Soaked-Strawberry Pie (+ extras!!)

I found strawberries at an irresistible price the other day. So clearly I was going to make a strawberry pie.  But, lacking rhubarb, I looked for some other variant of strawberry pie.  I picked up ginger, thinking perhaps that would fit in … Continue reading

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17. Plantain Cream Pie

I’d never made a banana cream pie before.  But banana cream pie sounded boring and I had some obscenely ripe plantains I was planning on frying up and eating with tamarind yogurt. And so I did– but in pie form. … Continue reading

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8. Avocado Pie

Once upon a time, I hated avocados.  I found their texture disturbingly reminiscent of sticks of butter* and their taste overall lacking.  I moved to California where avocados were ubiquitous, and built a fortress of hatred as protection against the … Continue reading

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5. Chocorangue pie

Oranges are problematic, stubborn fruits. With an apple you take a bite, or grope it a little, and know immediately whether it is good.  A bad orange is more like a person: it does not betray its weakness so easily. … Continue reading

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1. Carrot Custard Pie

The first week’s pie was not an unequivocal success, but it was certainly quirky.  I got a hankering to make pie out of carrots.  After all- carrot cake is awesome– by my rule of “pie>cake”, carrot pie must be more … Continue reading

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