It’s All About the Pie{4}

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One of my favorite summer pies: Peach Custard

I find there are two kinds of people in the world: pie lovers and cake eaters. Let’s see, pie: buttery, flaky crust wrapped around some molten fruit delight or cradling a creamy confection; or cake: sweet bread acting as a vehicle for icing. As you can see, for me, there’s no contest; pie reigns and bakes supreme.

As a child I recall how family and guests would ooh and aah over my grandmother’s homemade pies, top crust buckling under the weight of settled fruit. She would often kindly share credit with her devoted albeit outspoken grandson, divulging, “Well, you know Tommy doesn’t like ‘skimpy’ pies. The irony was in my grandmother’s kitchen and heart,  nothing was ever skimpy.