Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I love to bake pies. This week I baked a marionberry pie. When I started baking pies many years ago I decided I would have a signature on my pies. What do you think I chose as my signature, can you tell? If I took a pie to a potluck my children would know immediately which pie was the one I baked. Do you have a signature when you bake a pie?
After making the pie what do you do with the left over pastry crust trimmed from the edges? My mother taught me to not waste the pastry crust. Roll out the leftovers, spread with a little butter, and sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, cut in strips, place on a pie tin or cookie sheet, and bake. Sometimes this is the best treat ever in making a pie. They are like calories that you forget to count, a hidden treat, something to be savored all for yourself with a cup of tea.