Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sweetie pies




I was in a pie baking kind of mood today.  





And because anything is more fun when it is in an individual portion, I made single serving pies.  

Think fast food pies, but cuter.






I made the Barefoot Contessa's pastry dough and then rolled and cut out heart shapes.  






Next, I made filling out what I had on hand; apples, pears, dates, and a few caramel bits (for fun!).   I cut heart shapes out of the center of the top crusts for venting.





To make them extra special, I painted roses and leaves with food coloring.  Before I slipped them in the oven, I carefully brushed cream on the unpainted areas and sprinkled them with sugar.  

To be cautious, I lightly covered them with foil to prevent them from over browning and ruining the colors.  

Then I gave my sweetie pies to my real life sweetie pies.







Did I just make the first shabby chic pie?







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16 comments:

  1. I would say yes that is a fabulous shabby chic pie. You are so talented. What a lucky family you have.

    Lovely evening,
    Sue

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  2. I'd have to say yes you did! What adorable pies. I bet your family loved them. You are a very artistic baker. xo

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  3. Those are gorgeous! I love the flowers. So yummy too!

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  4. These are the sweetest baked goods I've ever seen!!

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  5. GORGEOUS x 1 million billion! So so so neat..you got a cool thing going here w/ these, I might have to swipe your idea for my ladies lunch this Friday!

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  6. Very pretty! Love to get one of those for dessert! Pat

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  7. Oh my, this is too pretty to eat. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  8. You certainly are the first shabby chic baker...oh my!!

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  9. This looks gorgeous! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party! Have a Sweet Week :)

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  10. Lisa, these are incredibly sweet! I have never seen something like this before. Joni

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  11. I would say yes! You just made the first Shabby Chic pie!!

    I have missed your posts but I am back from Los Angeles now and trying to play catch up!

    Love,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  12. wow that's all I have to say, you have got tons of talent!! Becky

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