Sunday, November 21, 2010

Do you have a favorite?

In gearing up for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, my Mom and I were discussing our favorite pie selections. Of course, my favorites vary from hers, but that's okay.  Whenever we have Thanksgiving dinner at my parent's house, we usually end up with about 5-7 pies to choose from.  All this for usually only 12 adults and 5 children all under age 6.  There's always leftovers...and we LOVE that!  This year I'm only making one pie.  It seems weird for me to only be making one.  I enjoy baking and LOVE pies.

What's our selection this year?

Lemon Meringue
Egg Nog (Non-Alcoholic)
Pumpkin (I know it's a classic, but I really could do without it)
Sugar Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie (if my sis-in-law hasn't had her baby and is willing at 10 month pregnant)

I'm making the Triple-Berry.  It's my husband's favorite, so I've perfected it.  Though since I've been married, my Mom has taught me how to make the Lemon Meringue and Egg Nog, she's going to make those this year. 

Which is my favorite, you ask?  Oh!  That's EASY!!!!


Yes.  I {HEART} Egg Nog Pie.  I've tried a few different varieties, but the one I grew up on is my favorite.  All the other pies can be made year round...but not Egg Nog.  I count down to when the Egg Nog is available for purchase.  I bought a Halloween adorned box this year, too!

I can't wait to share the recipes I have for all of these amazing family favorite pies AFTER Thanksgiving.  Because really, my jeans cannot afford making extra before Thanksgiving just to blog about it.  So sorry.  You'll just have to wait it out and enjoy them between Thanksgiving and Christmas!  And you will WANT to make them!  They're THAT  good!

BUT as these pie-making thoughts swirl around in my subconscious, I wonder,
Pumpkin Tarte with chocolate crust?

Coconut Creme?
Traditional Chocolate Cream?

No matter how you look at it, I think Thanksgiving is going to be filled with many thankful hearts for giving thanks for many MANY things!  I know I will be!


  1. I love eggnog too! I can't have too much though or I get sick.

  2. I've never had eggnog pie. I love eggnog, though, so I suspect it would be a winner for me as well. I must try it. Would you post the recipe?

    But then, I am a pie person. I would eat pie any day over cake. I love them all, but my all time favorite continues to be the very bad for you, sinful pecan pie in all it's variations (including turtle pie).

  3. My fave is chocolate cream and it's cousin, the German Chocolate pie. Glad to meet a fellow pie maker!

  4. Not only have I never tried egg nog pie, I've never even heard of it. Can't wait for that recipe!!! My hubby LOVES pies. I stink at making them, maybe I could pull this one off for him! I will be looking forward to it!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. You won!swing by the blog to check out your prize :)

  6. egg nog?? never heard of it, but i would love to try the triple berry! i bet it doesn't have dairy!

  7. You have got to be kidding me?!?!? I was all ready to switch my plans and make egg nog pie for Thanksgiving and you are not coming clean....garbage, pure garbage :)

  8. Hmm. Never had eggnog pie. Perhaps that's something I will have to try out...

    We always have a chocolate, pumpkin and berry pie. My favorite though is a yummy caramel apple pie!

  9. I am a chocolate kind of girl. The triple berry sounds delish though!

  10. I have never had eggnog pie, but I'm guessing I'd love it! I honestly couldn't pick my favorite pie - I think I like them all!!

  11. Hi! I'm new around here{your blog} but am following now! Woowhoo! My favorite is the old standby Pumpkin pie!! Can't beat it:)


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