I just wanted to share this pretty cherry pie picture we had on set the other day. The amazing stylist Karla Spies was preparing it in the studio and I had the pleasure of getting to watch her and see all the trade secrets. First of all its really a mash potato pie with a layer of cherries on top, so I guess a savory sweet pie. And the other tip I learned was she made her lattice pie crust on a sheet of wax paper and then put it in the freezer so she could lay the whole top on perfectly. Then let it thaw out and crimp the edges.
It was a thing of beauty, of course those stylist always make it look so easy. Perhaps this will inspire you for those thanksgiving pies that are right around the corner.
The rhubarb patch in the garden is ready for harvest and one of my favorite things to make is pie. This recipe is sweet and tart, what I like is there is only natural sugar in the pie. It’s made with maple syrup, lemon and ginger. Very simple ingredients and easy to make.
- maple syrup
- pie dough
recipe from Wild Country Maple Syrup http://www.wildcountrymaple.com
Recently I had the opportunity to do some photography with Wild Country Maple Syrup working on their new web site which required all kinds of photography. Shooting on site at their maple tree farm and maple syrup facilities in Lutsen MN was a lot of fun. The beautiful rustic log cabin buildings set in the north woods off of lake superior is inspirational. The maple syrup is the finest quality.