I was a busy girl yesterday… baking pies for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin and Pecan…
Here’s a peek and some recipes…and some helpful tips…

The pie dough I use comes from Martha Stewart. Her Pate’ Brisee is one I have used for years… and it is the best, really! So easy, flaky and it hold up well!

Let’s get started making delicious pies…

Click HERE for a very informative video on making pretty and easy pie edges.

The pumpkin pie recipe comes from the back of the Libby can. I just add a tad more cinnamon and cloves. You can find the recipe HERE.

The pecan pie recipe also comes from Martha and you can get the recipe HERE. I tweaked it a little by adding 1 1/2 cups rough chopped pecans to the pie mixture and then decorated the top with 1 1/2 cups of pecan halves.


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  1. says

    Honestly, Way to pretty to eat! But I’m sure they will be enjoyed by all. My sister cooks for Thanksgiving, I’ll do all the cooking for Christmas. My pies never look like this!

    The French Hutch

  2. says

    Yvonne, in the spirit of Thanksgiving I must tell you how grateful I am for you sharing all of your wonderful recipes. I have learned so much from your blog. My latest effort, your beef and barley soup, was just delicious.Even my husband who professed not to like barley scarfed it up. I hope you and your have a lovely day tomorrow.

  3. says

    Hi Yvonne –

    Your pies look delish and so pretty. I always wanted to try making the leaves for the edge – you make it look so easy. I hope you have a wonderful day – it looks like it is going to be a nice day. Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving

  4. Anonymous says

    What beautiful pies you have made for Thanksgiving.

    I get mine from the store because I have pie making

    Hubby even hired a pie expert to come to my kitchen and show
    me and my niece how to make pies.
    It was so hot in the kitchen that day in late October that her
    pies were hard to roll out.

    Maybe someday I will just get up the courage to try and make a
    pie crust and keep at it until I get one pie made.


  5. says

    Oh, your pies look SO pretty and delicious too! I love pumpkin pie, hoping we have some tomorrow:) Your guests are lucky people, very BLESSED to have YOU as their hostess (with the mostest)!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO

  6. says

    They look just wonderful, I can’t wait to get started. . . I think I’m going to make a pumpkin pie and an Apple Galette I got a whole basket of free green apples…..Have a most wonderful Thanksgiving…with love Janice

  7. says

    What a great baker you are! My daughter brought our favorite Chocolate Pecan Pie…I can’t wait to dig into it! I am truly thankful for you and all of your sweet comments lately! Thanks for taking the time to stop by! It means the world!

  8. says

    OMG Yvonne…What a blog!!!!
    Thanks so much for visiting my “lowly” blog…I do appreciate your sweet comments…
    I am going to put you in my sidebar, so I can follow you more closely…

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours…
    Feel free to visit ANYTIME!!!!

    Linda :o)

  9. says

    Your pies look beautiful.
    Hope you had a grand day.
    I wasn’t on pie detail this year. I did individual lack forest cakelets and pumpkin trifle. Too many desserts, as usual! Today I wish I had some of the left overs! :)

  10. says

    Yvonne, your pies are absolutely gorgeous–and look delicious. My niece is looking for a new pecan pie recipe, so I will direct her to Stone Gable. She will love it! I hope you and your loved ones had a fabulous Thanksgiving. XX00

  11. Christine says

    Yvonne, You have fantastic recipes . When you make your pies a week early, do they keep for Thanksgiving?
    I love everything you make! Happy Thanksgiving

  12. says

    I’m not sure when you freeze the “pie”….before filling it or after it’s been filled, Never heard of this before and I love your explanation as to why…”making it flaky AND so the crust won’t slump or shrink.”

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