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Apple Pie With Fresh Ginger

I made this apple pie for Thanksgiving, but it would be good for Christmas too. I just took a standard apple pie recipe and substituted fresh ginger for the dry ground ginger. When you substitute fresh ginger for dry, you need to use more because fresh ginger isn’t as concentrated. This recipe at Allrecipes.com calls for 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, but I used 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger. Actually, I think I should have only used 1/2 a tablespoon. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pie For My Birthday


This is the first pie I’ve ever made. Okay, I’ve made pie crust before for fruit tarts and I’ve made pie shaped things like quiche, but I’ve never actually made a pie. If you know how much I love pie, it’s even more suprising. I love pie so much that at my wedding, I didn’t want a wedding cake, I wanted many kinds of pie (and got what I wanted)!

Sweet potato pie is sort of like pumpkin pie in that it’s an orange pie made from a vegetable and it includes spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

I made this pie with sweet potatoes that we bought in Vientiane. We can’t usually get them up here yet. The variety of sweet potatoes that we can get in Laos isn’t as rich and moist as the kind in the US, but it still made a great pie. Continue reading