Pie!

I rarely choose favorites, but I’m like 95% certain pie is my favorite dessert. Or maybe not because I also love ice cream. And crumbles. And cobbler. And I would never pass up a good cupcake. Stop it, Allison. Clear your mind. Anyway….

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My sister Lauren and I trekked to the fruit market to grab some rhubarb (that stuff is huge and heavy) so I could make a couple of strawberry rhubarb pies. To be quite honest, I mostly wanted to take pictures of my pretty pies. I’ve always been equally interested in pretty food as I am in tasty food. I remember being six or seven and reading an article in a magazine about food artists and truly believing it was my calling.

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Making food beautiful isn’t always as easy as this looks, and the perfectly latticed and braided pies I’ve been dreaming of all summer didn’t turn out quite like I wanted them to, but fortunately half of my food score is based on taste and I got that one on lock. Here’s the recipe I used. Pro tip: don’t get impatient waiting on your dough to chill. In fact, make the dough the night before. I made two pies and the second crust was much easier to work with because I let it refrigerate longer.

Pie!