Hey Pie Fans, are you part of the 20%?

Posted November 18th, 2011 in Holiday, Posts

It’s the week before Thanksgiving so we just have to pay tribute to pie.  Pie is officially back in vogue. Even the cupcake shops are starting to pay attention and introduce individual pies, hand pies, mini pies and pie pops.  I have read dozens of articles recently highlighting this “return to pie” trend and it is obvious that some of us never left.  One statistic I read said that 1 out of 5 of us have secretly eaten a whole pie!!  Thankfully I am not one of them, unless you count these cute little mini’s but no one is about to count that. 7% of Americans have passed off a store bought pie as homemade.  I have never done that but one of my friends passed off a pie I made as her own.  That was pretty nervy.  She was busted before the night was over.  You couldn’t possibly try to take credit for the infamous Costco pie.  It is too enormous to be baked in a regular oven and it takes two people to carry it out to the car.

I wanted to kind of kick up the whole Thanksgiving groaning board theme with my desserts this year so I made an assortment of individual desserts.   As I considered my options I thought about the ubiquitous sweet potato side dish with the marshmallows.  That should not be a side dish, it should be dessert. If it was dessert it would be beloved.  So I decided to make Mini Sweet Potato Pies with a toasted marshmallow topping.  I will become one of the 20% with this pie.  I also made a Mini Cherry Pie and a Mini Blueberry Streusal Pie.  Because everyone loves cherry AND apple I made a truly delicious Ozark Apple Cherry Pudding which is really a cake and I baked it in little pumpkin ramekins. TOO CUTE!

This Thanksgiving PERSONAL PIE FOR EVERYONE. That’s my motto.  Then tell everyone at the table why you are grateful to have them in your life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. What a great article; the Pics are beautiful. Also, what a great way to end your post.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your family.

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