Friday, June 10, 2016

Mothers Day 2016

Kerry asked for her favorite pie on Mothers Day - Sour Cream Lemon. We also had some fresh blackberries, so we made a double-crust blackberry pie. We followed the recipe for our Boysenberry Pie and used buttermilk crust for both. They turned out great.

Thank you Kerry for being a great mother to our children and grandchildren!

Blackberry Pie

Sunday, May 8, 2016

PI Day 2016

I was lucky enough to be in St. George for PI day (3.14) and visit two great pie shops. I first stopped at Veyo Pies and had a classic Apple Pie, then I went to St. George and had a slice of a great Dutch Apple.


Young Women Camp Dinner and Auction

Our young women ages 12 - 18 are going to Camp Shalom this year. Each year they hold a fundraising event with a dinner followed by an auction. The ward and neighborhood turns out to support these wonderful young women. There are many donated items, baked goods, homemade clothing, etc. One year, Dan Wells donated the right to have "your name" used as a character in one of his books. I won, and as it turns out, in his book "The Hollow City" I am a doctor in the first chapter.
Camp Shalom
Every year Kerry donates a quilt to the auction. It takes her many many hours to cut, piece, and stitch the fabric together but she loves doing it especially since it is benefiting our young women. Each quilt is beautiful and she doesn't even blink at giving it away.

I also donate a pie or two. This year I made a Sour Cream Lemon and a Raspberry Cream. The Sour Cream Lemon is a main staple but the Raspberry Cream is a new pie that we made for the first time last Thanksgiving. The auction was a success and those that bid on my pies even reported that they were edible!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Raspberry Cream


We wanted to try a new pie this year for Thanksgiving. I saw a billboard with a raspberry pie that looked really good. So a web search resulted in several recipes for raspberry pies. This one for raspberry cream looked the best, we tweaked it a little and it turned out really good. It would be a great pie on a hot summer day. 

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
1 cup fresh raspberry
3 cups frozen raspberries

Use a graham cracker crust.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, orange juice, extract, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spread into crust. Chill until serving.

Mash raspberries and force through a screen to remove seeds. 
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and 2 cups mashed raspberries.

Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled. Spread topping over filling. Garnish with fresh berries.

Mashing Raspberries through a fine strainer

Raspberry Cream Pie

Thanksgiving 2015

This is a special year for us, we have everyone in town. Nathan and Nicole's family moved back from Chicago so Nathan can work on a PhD at BYU. We are grateful for so many blessings: to be together with our family; our country; and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Karly's table setting

Katie ready for pie!

Grayson's Thanksgiving Feast

Here are the pies we made for this year's Thanksgiving. It reminded me of a Thanksgiving at my Grandma Murray's in Myton. It seemed that we wad a dozen of different pies. We cleaned out the garage and put up tables and chairs. And I finally got to sit at the adult table next to my Uncle Jerry.

Classic Apple Pie with leaf topping

Mariel and Kerry cutting out leaves

Pumpkin Pie with snowflakes

Mashing Raspberries through a fine strainer

Raspberry Cream Pie