Easy as Pie
Are you in charge of the Thanksgiving pie?
While the turkey may get a lot of attention, I say no Thanksgiving feast is complete without pie! Apple, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Chocolate, Pecan … the list goes on and on, and everyone has a favorite.
Whether you are tasked with bringing dessert to the family celebration, headed to a friendsgiving potluck, or just want to take a sweet treat to show someone you care, a delicious pie gifted in a beautiful pie plate is a great way to say "I'm thankful for you".
MacKenzie-Childs pie plates are a favorite at my house, and I love to give them as gifts because they are both pretty and functional. A must for holiday desserts, and what fun to use in the summer for tomato pies or at brunch for quiche!
This year I’m really excited about the newest addition to the Piccadilly line: the Piccadilly Pie Plate. Made on the MacKenzie-Childs farm in Aurora, New York, it's part of the ceramics line. The wider 10.5” diameter 2” depth make it an ideal size for a big family pie. I love the fluted edge that adds a pretty little flair to the dessert buffet.
When I'm traveling to visit family and friends, the MacKenzie-Childs enamelware pie plates work especially well since they are so lightweight and durable. The Courtly Check is a favorite year-round, and the Evergreen is so fun to get out and use for the holiday season. These stack so thinly I never have to be concerned about storage space.
If you love to bake your own pies, all three of these pie plates are oven and dishwasher safe. But no need to worry if you aren’t a baker- a pie from your local bakery tastes even sweeter slipped inside. (And you won’t be alone- did you know at least 7% of Americans admit to having successfully passed off a store-bought pie as homemade?!)
In my family, we don't have a pie tradition. Instead, we change it up from year to year. Sometimes we try a new recipe, but most often we use the occasion to try something new from one of the many local bakeries around town. This year, we're looking forward to a pie from The Copper Kettle.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving pie? Do you have a treasured family recipe, or a local favorite to recommend? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving!