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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Pies

I spent Sunday afternoon baking pies for Memorial Day.
We're getting together with some of The Mister's extended family.
Apple, Pecan and Blueberry.
The house smelled wonderful.


The prep work, and waiting to be baked.



Cooling, posing for photographs, and waiting for a scoop of ice cream!


Happy Memorial Day!
Thank you, countless patriots, who gave their lives for our freedom!
God Bless America, My Home Sweet Home.


51 comments:

  1. Your pies are very artistic! I guess that shouldn't surprise me, right?
    Have a fun day tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks, Mari! I tried to make them a little festive looking! :)

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  2. What lovely pies Betsy all look awesome and artistic love bluberry pie:)

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    1. thanks, dear. I wanted them to look festive! :)

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    2. Look absolutely nice, so really. you! Lol

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  3. I made an apple pie today. Lol

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    1. haha...really? Yum. I can't wait to eat mine!

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  4. look at how artsy you got with those pie crusts...so cool..hope you and the fam are having a great weekend...and thank you for honoring those that served...

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    1. had to make them festive, right? Hope you have a nice holiday...do you have to work?

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  5. What a beautiful way to celebrate , family and pie,

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    1. well, laurie...you are my pie hero...making them with your eyes closed! :)

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  6. Happy Memorial day, Betsy! I love the pie with the American Eagle on it!

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I saw a very similar pie on a magazine cover years ago and loved it so much, I sketched a template on paper that I trace around with a knife. I'll continue to keep the template until I find a cookie cutter like it! ha.

      Happy memorial day to you!

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  7. Mmmmm,mmmm,mmmmm!
    One word, Presentation!

    Did you watch the Indy 500?

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    1. Please have a piece! :)

      the Indy 500 was on, and I could hear it in the kitchen. It was the Coca Cola 600 that I was most interested in! :)

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  8. Hi Betsy .. they look wonderful and just right for the family - healthy eaters I guess!!

    Pies always go down well, with ice-cream, cream or custard - depending on the time of year usually .. I'm quite partial to custard occasionally ...

    Have a lovely week - cheers Hilary

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  9. Looks delicious. No pies on our docket this holiday. Ambrosia, Fruit Salad, And homemade Cookies and Muffins, doing a brunch thing, but alas, I'm on a hardcore diet, which is what I'm guessing the reason for the fruit salad is for, as it's not the norm. Have a happy memorial day Betsy. Thanks.

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    1. wow...you realky are on a hardcore diet! Good luck with that...hope you're seeing results and feeling healthier, too! I love fruit salad...especially with brunch!

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  10. Now, when I married a soldier, memorial day has gained a new meaning in my eyes...
    Those pies look great, enjoy the day with your loved ones.
    xoxo

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    1. oh, yes, I'm sure it has! And I hope the next 100 days or so fly by quickly for you so he can come home safe and sound! :)

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  11. Happy Memorial Day!! Totally loved your pies - all of them a work of art!! take care
    x

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  12. They look wonderful! I'll have a slice for breakfast! :) Have a wonderful day!

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    1. ah...a girl after my own heart. hahaha....love pie for breakfast!

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    1. well, thanks...but I'm sure we'll manage to cut into them! ha.

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  14. Never tried pie
    Not sure it would be like by this guy
    But nice job with the eagle too
    And have fun with the extended family crew

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    1. well, I know you like apples and cinnamon, too.
      So maybe that pie could be tasted by you! :)

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  15. Oh my, you've done it again.....Now I have a new idea for pies for 4th of July!! Almost to pretty to eat...but I'll force myself, haha.

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    1. Oh, they would be perfect for July 4th, too! Fun, fun!

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  16. Betsy, you should be working as a food stylist!

    Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!

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    1. Aw, thanks! Now, that really would be a fun job, wouldn't it? :)

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  17. When you say pies, you mean some pretty amazing pies. I love the one with the cut out stars on top. Just beautiful Betsy.

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    1. thanks, sarah...but you know, nobody does beautiful food like you do!

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  18. Betsy,
    Those pies are a work of art....beautiful. 8~)
    Nancy

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  19. Is there nothing you can't do????
    You are my hero, Betsy...Believe me..
    Enjoy your day with your 5 men...
    And....for the love of God....don't eat too much pie!!

    Cheers
    Linda :o)

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    1. I had two pieces...is that too much? lol....

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  20. Your pies look gorgeous and I imagine they tasted that way too! I must make more pies and do the crust like you do. Thanks for the inspriation.

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    1. thanks, kathleen. Martha Stewart's Pate Brise is the recipe I use. :)

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  21. Oh my!! They look so nice!! Gary would love the eagle one!!! it was nice to "see" you and the family via skype and drooling over your pies!!! The newest Brock girl is too cute!!! Cant wait to see you all in July!! Hope you had a great day!!

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    1. hey...skype was fun! And yes, she was a cutie...it has been a while since I held a baby. Awww. :)

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  22. Oh, my, Sarah, oops... I mean Betsy, those pies are gorgeous and I'm sure they were as delicious as they are gorgeous!! Very patriotic. May we all deeply appreciate those who have given all so that we may enjoy our freedoms... blessings ~ tanna

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  23. Gorgeous pies Betsy! YUM! I have been craving pie lately!

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  24. yummy pies. I love your photos....what type of camera do you use

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  25. Well, if you don't get a program on TLC for cooking, it's not my fault. I would so totally watch it. These are BEAUTIFUL!

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  26. You put so much love into everything you do...that's wonderful.

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  27. OMGosh, the star and eagle pie look epic. I echo you...God bless America.

    Memorial Day was very relaxing. The hubby and I had three mornings in a row of sitting on the deck enjoy coffee and all the birds that come to visit the garden and feeders. I would stay all day if the heat didn't chase indoors.

    btw, we're a retired Navy family, my hubby being a Navy Chief, having served over 20+ years. I also did a 4 year tour in the Air Force before we married.

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  28. Oh Betsy - leave it to you to think to cover those gorgeous pies with patriotism. Love that...I bet they were enjoyed immensely. Thanks for sharing the love you share. XO

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