What Lynn’s Lovin
Pie – the Ultimate Comfort Food
September is pie season at my house. There is nothing better than filling your home with the scent of a delicious pie baking in the oven. Early spring fruit like rhubarb and strawberry make for a mighty fine pie, but the abundance of ripe, juicy, fall fruit provide endless pie options for the ultimate autumn comfort dessert.
I love to make fruit pies because there doesn’t have to be any specific baking rules – like cakes and other fussy desserts. Simply, you put fruit in a crust, add sugar, spices if you want, and bake. Pie can be made in a pie pan or free form, be sweet or savoury, double-crust, or have a crunchy crumb topping, and use one fruit or as many fruits as you have on hand.
It seems that it is the crust that seems to intimidate my friends. Please do not that stop you! I have included my favorite, no fail, pie crust recipe below that uses frozen canola oil and a food processor to make an incredible crisp pastry that is almost hands-free. Add fruit of your choice, sugar, and BAKE!
I hoped I have inspired you. Please see the attached recipes for more inspiration and guidance if you need it! Remember every pie is a good pie!
What Jenn’s Lovin
Confession – I’ve been finding it challenging to really get into a paper book lately. I’ve been loving audio books but I really miss sitting down with a paper book in hand. It’s not that I can’t make the time, it’s that I can’t stay focused on the pages. Does this ever happen to you? I decided to swap my typical book selections in for a few YA novels and I’m loving it! My two current picks:
a local Winnipeg author, Colleen Nelson with her newest book, The Life and Death of Fankie D. I also loved Colleen’s Pulse Point and Underland series that she wrote with her sister Nancy. Also on my list is Angeline Boulley’s first novel, Fire Keeper’s Daughter – a YA thriller woven with stories from her Ojibwe community. What are you reading this fall?
Eat Well…Lynn & Jenn