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Nov 15, 2011 08:49 AM

Love Love Love me a homemade pie...

What kind of pie are you making for Thanksgiving?
I'll be up at the cabin...does altitude affect a pies outcome..can you tell I don't bake much.
Can't wait to hear all your pie responses!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Apple, sour cherry and bourbon pumpkin! Usually a guest brings salted pecan as well, but this year she wanted to try something different and is bringing a chocolate caramel cake. Sounds delicious, but it's not Thanksgiving without apple pie for me!

    1. You didn't mention exactly where the cabin is, but only impact on pies might be a very slight increase in how fast liquid cooks out of a filling because of lower boiling point. And maybe moisture content of your crust if you're someplace really dry. I grew up cooking at about 6,000 feet in Colorado, but I'm in Texas now, so we must have pecan pie for Thanksgiving.

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      1. re: arashall

        Cabin is about 5,500+ feet in altitude..
        Thinking of making a pecan pie...if you have any tips arashall, please let me know..

        1. re: Beach Chick

          I grew up on the "Dear Abby" pecan pie recipe (easy to find online), so that's the one I like. It's totally simple. Altitude shouldn't impact pecan pie at all. This discussion, however, has impacted my sweet tooth and need to bake. Wish I wasn't at the office!

          1. re: Beach Chick

            crust will need just a touch more liquid to make it pliable and not dry... of course, too much develops gluten...
            it'll need a bit longer to bake, so i'd tent it with foil for part of the time to protect your crust from over-browning...

            1. re: Beach Chick

              It's not the altitude, it's the humidity!
              make it like you make any winter pie -- with an eye towards needing a little more water to compensate for dryer flour.

          2. Apple.

            I also do love sour cherry pie with a fierce, fierce love; but apple for Thanksgiving is non-negotiable.

            And I agree: homemade or none!

            1. Apple crumb pie w/a cheddar crust
              pumpkin chiffon pie
              possibly chocolate pecan pie

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                1. re: Beach Chick

                  Let me know if you'd like the recipe. :)

                  1. re: Chocolatechipkt

                    I would like the apple pie in cheddar crust recipe. :)

                    1. re: Becca Porter

                      I made this recipe:

                      But I made it in a springform pan, added ginger to the filling and crumb topping, and I added finely grated sharp cheddar to the crust (1/2-3/4c). Oh, and I left out the raisins b/c they're not popular here. :)

              1. + 1 on the apple crumb pie with a cheddar crust
                and that is the only " real" pie this year
                am also doing pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust
                if I had time and m own way...
                would also be doing
                chocolate cream pie
                tollhouse pie
                real pumpkin pie
                and maybe cherry pie as well.

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                1. re: sunflwrsdh

                  I like how you bake! -- and ITA on having time and your own way ...