it’s true … i’ve never made a pie before. 

until last thursday.

inspired by this pin via pinterest,

i decided to attempt my first pie, pumpkin and fearless.

using store bought pie crust. i know, baby steps. i crafted this beautiful crust.

it was easier than it looked. and totally worth it.

i used canned pumpkin, which she once told me was ok, and her word is gold.

i followed the recipe on the back of the can with minor changes to the spices used.

it turned out better than expected. beautiful and delicious. really delicious. and really beautiful.

i did it. i made pie!


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  • Katy at

    You made pie!! awesome! I always use ready made crust, lol. Your braid is beeyootiful!
    good job, I can almost smell it through the screen..can’t wait for Thankgiving.

  • Lisa at

    Wow – that’s some first-try pie! Beautiful crust. This is my first comment – really enjoying your blog.

  • Funnelcloud Rachel at

    Whoah, your first pie has a crust like that?! So beautiful!

  • OurSoundHome at

    Love that braided edge – so pretty! I’m pinning that beauty!

  • Val at

    That’s gorgeous, Michael. And if you ever start a blog solely for cooking and baking, I suggest “Pumpkin and Fearless” as a the title. 😉

  • Paula at

    The braided crust makes it look so professional! It looks really good!

  • LissyLou at

    oooooo very fancy!!!

  • Ali Richardson at

    Yummy & beautiful! What more could I want in a pie!?

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    How could this possibly look this good? Huh? It’s beautiful – like something out of a magazine. That braided crust is fabulous.

    I have made pie but they never look good. Mostly cause I’m impatient and don’t take the time with the crust. But they are still tasty. PS – Try the Pioneer Woman’s crust. It is awesome and pretty simple.

  • Gabriela at

    THAT my dear, is THE most beautiful pumpkin pie I have ever laid eyes on. Heck, I’ve never even ever made a pie. Yours turned out perfectly delectable. It also photographed beautifully. Congratulations! My hat’s off to you, my friend.

  • Ellie at

    Were you one of those kids who didn’t talk until you could say a perfect sentence? Cuz seriously, that pie is beautiful!

  • Anonymous at

    It looks like you’ve made hundreds!
    Love the braided edge.

  • Suzanne@Meridian Road at

    I’ve never seen a pie with a braided crust before! Great WOW factor there. Well done!

  • Wendi at

    Wowie wow wow! Makes me wanna braid bread dough, cookies, more pies! This is gorgeous. :)

  • Lili at

    I’ve made lots of pies, but never one this gorgeous. I LOVE it. And your simple white scalloped pie dish is pretty awesome too. ~Lili

  • The Other Me Is Sane at

    Yay for you! You make me want to go make one myself. I’m enjoying reading your back posts. I like your style, short and sweet and to the point.

  • Chas at

    It looks fantastic! I would love to make pie too, but have never tried. I love the braiding!

  • Taylor at

    Oooh I LOVE your crust!! I’m definitely keeping this in mind for my pumpkin pie this year :)

  • Linds at

    I’m a pie fanatic! I’ll be making 7 pies this Thanksgiving! But I’ve always wanted to do the braid border crust and you convinced me to! Yours looks GORGEOUS! Check out the Pioneer Woman if you haven’t yet. AND her pie crust recipe.

  • Linds at

    P.S. You should start celebrating annual Pi DAY every March 14th (3.14)=pi. And EVERYONE makes pie’s on Pi day! Get on the band wagon Michael!

  • Linda VanDewark Stoodley at

    Bravo!! When I discovered I couldn’t make perfect pie crust like my mom could, I learned to use store bought. Nothing at all wrong with that. Yours is absolutely beautiful and I am going to try the braid around the edge. thanks for posting.

  • Amber at

    This is brilliant!

  • Connie at

    I wish you made a video showing how you did that braiding process. How long did you make the strips. I agree with all the comments. I have another adjective: Elegant.

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