PIE WEEK! (Julie's Got Nothing on Me)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

That's right . . . not Shark Week.

Pie Week. It's coming. It's on.

I like to bake. Previous posts will attest [here, here for starters].

However, some rumination on my personal baking repertoire showed a lack of experience in the pie category. And that, my friends, is going to change.

Because I love pie. [Who doesn't love pie?]

A sort of challenge formed in my head, and let me tell you, good people--I have been obsessed in bringing this to fruition [think: cookbooks as sole nightly reading material]. A la Julie/Julia, this challenge has taken more of a miniature, yet still intense, form.

7 pies. 7 days.

My depth of research to cull down to 7 recipes to use for these 7 Days of Pie has earned my new nickname: "Pie Sleuth"

Pie Sleuth's Rules of the 7 Days of Pie Challenge:

1. Pies must be seasonal. No key lime, lemon icebox, or blueberry. It's almost Thanksgiving [and I love Thanksgiving].

2. Everything that can possibly be homemade in these pies will be homemade. No Pillsbury crust. No pudding mix. No Cool Whip. No cutting corners. Pure and simple experience and baking elbow-grease.

3. The 7 recipes must come from various sources. Not all-internet, not all-grandmother's cookbook.

3. One pie must be baked and documented every day. or else.

It's going to be intense, it's going to be awesome, and it's going to be tasty.

Are you in?

xoxo, Pie Sleuth

[thanks to Marth for helping me w/my logo]


  1. Jonathan4:36 PM

    I admire you for not using any "easy as pie" jokes. I'm glad that you recognized that it wouldn't even be funny in a lame sort of way. However, 3.14 jokes are allowed.

  2. Wait, are other people invited into this challenge?

    I have a KILLER chocolate tart recipe. I think it should count as a pie because it looks exactly like a pie but it is baked in a tart pan. Does that count?

    Actually was planning to bake a pumpkin pie for the first time very soon...

  3. So, what is our job? To just read along, judge your pies from the picture alone, or stop by and eat them? I know I'll get to taste one of them next week at Bunko, right?

  4. wish you could send taste tests through the blogosphere!

  5. I'm just waiting for you to create a cookbook. And I'd for sure buy it!

  6. Leslie,

    This is Cassidy, of Becky, of Galveston mardi gras queens, of Austin . . .

    I love your blog and baking. I too have recently decided to conquer the pie. On Monday I made a savory pie. The crumb left much to desired for, but I am sure that your week of pies will give me all the tips for the perfect crust.

    Hope you are well!


  7. excellent! you should probably assemble a crack team of pie-tasting judges. i selflessly volunteer.


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