Tuesday, November 24, 2009

pretty easy pie



This post is a bit of a re-tooling from last fall's Easy as Pie but I think it's worth sharing, especially during prime pie baking season.

{I use a very simple and yummy pumpkin pie recipe from Libby's. I also use a refrigerated pre-made crust.}



When the pie has about fifteen minutes left in the oven, I begin to cut shapes from the 2nd pie crust included in the box. I found these small leaf cookie cutters a few years ago at Target.


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Once the shapes are cut, I place them on a baking sheet covered with foil and sprayed lightly with cooking spray. I like to draw lines on the leaves with a knife and make dots with a tooth pick; then I sprinkle on cinnamon.

Right about now the pie is usually done and out of the oven so in goes my baking sheet. It usually takes 6-8 minutes for the leaves to bake.

When the pie has cooled slightly, I gently insert the leaf cut-outs.



Tomorrow I'll be baking this pie among other things as we get ready for my favorite meal of the year, Thanksgiving!

From my cottage to yours, a very happy, healthy and delicious Thanksgiving!

xo

48 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks great! Love the little leaves decorating it. Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite. Blessings to you, :) Tammy

Julie Harward said...

SIMPLE AND OH, IT LOOKS SO GOOD! YOU CAN BE PROUD TO SHARE THAT WITH ANYONE! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Come say hi :D

Lori said...

ooooooh, that looks so pretty...do you know, not one person in my house likes pumpkin pie...love the smell though...mmm mmm mmm

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

It is beautiful Elyse!! You do everything so perfect! I cant wait for Thanksgiving, yummy!! I hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful holiday!
Love ya,
Amy

becky said...

Oh its so pretty..Thanks for sharing.Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Theresa said...

What a festive pie:) It looks delicious! Thanks for the link to the recipe and the tip on the leaves! Have a blessed day!

cupcake studio said...

Mmm, that pie looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

Claudia said...

What a wonderful tip, Elyse. It sure looks not only yummy, but beautiful! My Mom always took left over pie crust and cut it into strips - then she would sprinkle it with cinnamon and roll it up and bake it. Oooh, I loved those little morsels.

Happy Thanksgiving, dear Elyse - to you and your family.

xoxo
Claudia

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Elyse! What a yummy and sweet looking pie! Oh how I would love to drop by and have a slice with you! Love the cute falls leaves you added!

Wishing you and your darling yours and Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Sandi said...

Elyse,
This looks so yummy! Please send a piece right over. lol
Blessings~

Alison said...

Oh this looks sooooo good!
love
Alison
x

Julie said...

Beautiful pie! Love this idea--I always forget to do this with the crust--thanks for the reminder! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

LiLi M. said...

Mmmm have a happy Thanksgiving with your family Elyse and enjoy all deliciousness!

debi said...

Elyse, your pie looks yummy! Love the cutouts.

Have a wonderful and tasty Thanksgiving!

Hugs, Debi

Bethany said...

What a beautiful pie. Was so excited to find this exact thing in our fridge at the library. Yum. It was delicious and so pretty. Thank you!!!!!

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Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Elyse! I love pumpkin pie the very best!
Brenda

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Yum, Elyse! My MIL bakes the Thanksgiving pies, but if that were my task, I'd bake your leaf cut out pie! No order for the turkey place card holders yet, so I may be keeping the turkeys as you advise!

Lisa said...

Love this! Pumpkin pie is my favorite and I have tons of cookie cutters so it will be easy!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisa

LaurieStar said...

What a beautiful pie! Have a happy Thanksgiving, Elyse, my friend! All the best!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Elyse, what time should I be there! Your pie looks so delicious and pretty! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Twyla

Pearl said...

Lovely Pie! Thanks for the tip

Vicki said...

My goodness, such a pretty pie! Thanks for the easy directions, too. I am wishing a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving for you and your sweet family! Vicki

Julie said...

Thanks for visiting me, Elyse...I always appreciate that and the kind messages you leave--thank-you!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your pie looks almost too pretty to eat. I say almost because I just can't resist pumpkin pie! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Blessings,
Marcia

margarita ♥ Stipje ♥ said...

thank you so mutsh for your comment on my blog.
but no a dont make it by my self.
klik on the ♥ en than you go 2 the blog .
have a wonderful day hugs from holland♥ stipje

Couture de Papier said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I am invited to an artist blogger friend's families home in Cohasset! Carol is an artisan at the MOM in NY. She is a famous fine artist from Manhattan! I love her pink paintings and tromp' loreal work wow! Her link,interior design is on my cottage fleamarket blog. Maybe I can do an interview of her while she is here..we need our own TV station! Did you see exhibit Fashion Designer paper doll..I posted on my blog at Peabody Museum? We are hoping to get up there this Saturday!! LOL Denise

Couture de Papier said...

PS drooling over pie..! Dangerous living alone with pies.. cakes could eat in one night gulp!

Cottage Flair said...

That pie looks so pretty and so professional. If I baked, I'd give it a whirl! Happy Thanksgiving.
Jennifer

fairiemoon said...

It looks yummy Elise.
Our favorite is pecan pie. One year I made one for Christmas to impress my MIL and accidentally doubled the butter. Rather than ruining the pie, it gained legendary status with my hubby. He still asks for Double Butter pie, but I guess I think that Pecan pie itself has enough butter in it without doubling it.

Erin :)

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You stop it right now - that is TOOOO cute!!! You + cute is the same as pumpkin + pie. You have a great Thanksgiving also!! ♥

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Elyse- the pie looks wonderful friend!

A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

blessings
mary

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Thanksgiving Elyse,
Your pie is beautiful. Wishing you and your family a beautiful day.

Karen

Glitter and Bliss said...

Hey!! So great to see your comment today!! I have been lingering in the background lately. Too busy to come up with any post worthy of reading. :) I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving...R.I style. Hugs!!!

Leslie

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

That looks wonderful. You did a great job. Yum! Thankyou for your sweet comments. Hugs.

koralee said...

This looks amazing...I love love pumpkin pie...please have a piece for me...and happy American Thanksgiving!

Ana said...

Hi Elyse,
Just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a very blessed Thanksgiving. May it be filled with the blessings of family, love, laughter, good food and good times. Enjoy.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Stephenie said...

That pie looks yummy!!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
STephenie

Zuzu said...

Ooooo, that looks so good - and pretty!

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Elyse!

Zuzu

Lori said...

happy thanksgiving dear Elyse!!! i hope your day is wonderful:)

Paula said...

Hi Elyse!
So glad you stoppped by my blog, it brought me here and I am delighted! What a cute blog you have, your clothespin dolls are just darling. They bring back so many memories of creating with my mom:) Off to read some of your older posts...hope you had a yummy Thanksgiving!
paula

tales from an oc cottage said...

HA! There's a bit of 'ol Marty Stew in YOU!!!

m ^..^

Amy C said...

eeek, this is so cute and so creative, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.
xox

Lori said...

The pretiest pie around! Lori

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Totally clever....Pumpkin pie can look sort of boring and this soooo takes care of that. I'll put this one in my memory bank for sure.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Angela Harris said...

Thank you SO much for your encouraging comments!
I will be back often to see more beautiful projects like this :)
~Angela Harris

marĂ­a cecilia said...

mmmmm, delicious and beautiful!!!
Hugs to you Elyse
Maria Cecilia

Susan at Charm of the Carolines said...

How precious! I love the acorn/maple leaf edging and center arrangement. The pie looks delicious, but who would want to cut it? Presentation is as delectable as the taste. Thanks for sharing.

Susan at Charm of the Carolines