Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family and think about all of the good in life that generates thankfulness. The holiday is about more than pumpkin or the best apple pie. There are options for additional delicious desserts and pies. Local cookbook author Sherrie Giddens knows how to put together a tasty Thanksgiving pie and wants to share her favorites with you.
Author of “Sherrie’s Favorite Pantry Mixes 1: Breads and Desserts”
Sherrie Giddens is a local favorite, family-friendly author creating titles for the whole family while writing children’s, young adult, teen, business, Christian life, home and family books, notebooks, diaries and journals that offer a moral compass as well as a Christian view on topics of interest for her readers. She also loves Thanksgiving, but knows there is more than the typical pie options to bake, so she enjoys creating her own recipes in the kitchen which she shares with guests. She wanted to share her favorite recipes with an even wider audience, so she wrote a book, “Sherrie’s Favorite Pantry Mixes 1: Breads and Desserts,” which is available on Amazon in Kindle and print versions. Enjoy her favorite pie recipes that all start with the finest pie shell recipe, which can then be used to create unique cranberry apple or raisin pies.
To Make Your Pie Shell
If your pie filling does not need to be baked, you can leave the crust in the oven for 10 to 20 minutes or until done. Remember to let it cool before adding a pie filling that needs to remain chilled or cool.
If you need to make a top crust for your pie, just double the recipe. If a beautiful top crust is difficult for you, roll out the dough and use cookie cutters, cutting shapes that can then be added to the top of your pie as decoration and baked as if it had the upper crust.
This recipe adds the perfect combination of sweet and sour for any dessert.
This recipe brings back childhood memories. Thanksgiving was never complete without my grandmother’s raisin pie.