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I was asked to bring a dessert to a potluck this week and decided to bring my husband’s grandmother’s recipe for Angel Pie.Angel Pie When I first met Alma she served me this pie and I thought it was amazing. When my husband and I got married my mother-in-law included this recipe in a collection of family recipes she gave me. I’ve been making this pie for almost 40 years! It’s easy to make and always a big hit. Since I am now getting ripe strawberries from our garden I decided to serve the Angel Pie with fresh strawberries. It’s been a while since I’ve made this pie, but it was a big hit.Angel Pie


Angle Pie




¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp cream of tartar

4 egg whites

1 cup sugar

½ tsp vanilla

½ pint heavy cream




Add the salt and cream of tartar to the egg whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beat in the sugar. Adding just a spoonful at a time. Beat in the vanilla. Spread the mixture in a well-buttered 9” pie plate. Spread the mixture a little higher around the edges to create a rim. Bake for one hour at 275, or until the meringue is dry and firm to the touch but not browned. Let cool.Angel Pie


While the Angle Pie is cooking whip the heavy cream. When the pie is cool spread with the whipped cream.


I cored some strawberries and cut them in half to serve with the pie. Once you have a bite of this delicious Angel Pie you will understand the name! So light and delicious!Angel Pie


I love serving recipes that have been in the family for generations. Alma, my husband’s grandmother was such a good cook that after she passed away we made a cookbook of her recipes. It has been shared with many family members and is well loved in our kitchen! It’s always a good sign when everyone cleans their plate!Angel Pie


Do you have a favorite family recipe?

A friend of mine shared this recipe with me over a year ago. I fell in love at first bite! Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations. This pie is a no bake version made with coconut oil. The only sweetener is maple syrup. It is rich and delicious and you will want to cut small pieces when serving.Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

1 ½ cups almond meal
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp coconut oil
Pinch of salt

1 cup of all-natural peanut butter (can also use almond butter!)
¾ cup water
½ cup melted coconut oil
½ cup maple syrup

¼ tsp sea salt

Chocolate Topping
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp maple syrup
3 Tbsp cocoa powder

Line an 8 inch spring form pan with parchment paper. To prepare the crust, combine all the crust ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the spring form pan. Set aside.

To prepare the filling combine the ingredients in a mixer bowl and blend until smooth. Pour the filling over the top of the crust. Place the pie in the freezer to set until firm. Once firm combine the chocolate topping ingredients and pour over the top of the pie. To create the marbled effect pour the chocolate topping over the top of the filling before it is firm and use a knife to swirl the chocolate and create a marbling effect. Peanut Butter PieTake the pie out of the freezer an hour or so before serving to make it easier to cut.Peanut Butter Pie

I will forever be grateful for my (ex) brother-in-law for introducing me to this delicious pie. Whenever we spend Thanksgiving with family I make this pie. After all these years when I think of Thanksgiving I think of a Cranberry Apple Pie.Cranberry Apple Pie

Cranberry Apple Pie

Use a basic pie crust recipe for a double crust 9” pie.

1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
¼ tsp salt
2 cups cranberries
½ cup raisins (optional)
4 tart apples (Pippin or Granny Smith work best), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
Freshly grated zest of one orange
2 Tbsp unsalted butter

Ingredients for Cranberry Apple PiePreheat your oven to 425 degrees. Roll out your pasty for the bottom crust and line a 9” pie pan. Roll out top crust an set aside.

In a large bowl stir together the sugar, flour, and salt. Add the cranberries, raisins, apples and orange zest. Toss to mix well. Pile the fruit mixture into the pastry lined pan and dot with bits of butter. Cranberry Apple Pie Cover with the top crust, trim and flute the edges. Cut a few vents in the top.Cranberry Apple Pie

Bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees. Continue to bake until the crust is browned and the fruits are tender – about 40-50 minutes.Cranberry Apple Pie

Perfect to enjoy at the end of your Thanksgiving meal!

Cranberry Apple Pie

Cranberry Apple Pie

Good to the last bite!Cranberry Apple Pie

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