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Keep dessert simple

A good hostess makes the simplest, most satisfying dessert possible so that she doesn’t rip her hair out.

Every holiday I am put in charge of dessert preparation. I think people mainly make that vote because I swap at least one ingredient with some form of booze. But I’m not going to complain because pie making is like making a casserole. Mix ingredients, put them into a dish, place in the oven and hope for the best. I have turned pecan pie making into an art that I can now perform with my eyes closed. Joy of Cooking has the most basic recipe that comes out delicious every time. Now that corn syrup bottles come with the 1 cup marker I barely even need to whip out measuring cups. One pointer however – standard pecan packs come as bags of 1.5 cups where as the recipe only calls for 1 cup. Just use the whole bag. The extra half cup of nuts actually helps make that perfect, seamless nut crust on top of the pie. And wtf are you supposed to do with the remaining half a cup anyway?

Now for some other pies I thought looked delish…

For the above pies check out these recipes 1. Apple Cheddar Pie, 2. Chocolate Fudge Pie, 3. Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

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