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Pies fit for a holiday feast




Clotee Pridgen Allochuku, Wikimedia Commons

Sweet potato pie looks a lot like pumpkin pie, but the taste isn’t exactly the same. If you like sweet potatoes, you will want to try one of these.

 

Holidays usually involve a special spread of our favorite foods, and the amazing thing is how, after a big meal, there always seems to be room for dessert.


In my family, some of us retreat to the kitchen after clearing the dinner dishes, casseroles, platters, etc., off the dining table. Then we start washing dishes or loading the dishwasher (I never use mine for some reason), and that allows some time for the food we’ve eaten to settle a bit. By the time we are done, out come the dessert dishes, which normally are pies of various types.


For Thanksgiving, there always is the traditional pumpkin pie, along with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. When I was growing up, another traditional pie was mincemeat. You don’t see that very often anymore. One time, I made it from scratch, using some venison. It actually turned out very good, but over the years, mincemeat pies have (in most cases) taken a back seat.

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