You can technically have pie anytime of the year, but there's something about Thanksgiving that makes eating pie that much more delicious. It's the ultimate, comforting sweet treat. One of the great things about pies is that you can make them ahead of time and they'll still taste amazing! On Thanksgiving Day, you'll be busy cooking a bunch of other dishes. Bake these tasty pies the day before and lighten your load!
No one bakes better pies than my Grandma Alma. So when it came to decide what holiday desserts to share with you, I instantly knew her White Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe would be one of them. With only 7 ingredients, you can prepare the filling in less than 10 minutes. If you're new to baking, you won't be intimidated by this recipe. There's only a few steps between you and an unforgettably, delicious treat to share with your friends and family. You can even give it as a gift!
If you want to make more of a classic dessert for Thanksgiving, then my Apple Pie recipe is for you! Even though apples are the base of its filling, the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg will give the pie an extra boost of flavor. The filling might bubble up in the oven and that's completely normal. To prevent a frustrating clean up, place a small sheet pan lined with parchment paper underneath the pie. The recipe also has instructions on how to make a pie crust. You can make a smooth crust to cover the pie or a lattice top if you're feeling adventurous!
Apple pie is a crowd pleaser and tastes great any way you serve it. I've eaten it cold, warm, with vanilla bean ice cream and just by itself. My absolute favorite way to eat apple pie is topped with whipped cream and caviar. That's right caviar! It's umami flavor will compliment the pie beautifully. If you want to serve your guests a mouthwatering treat they'll talk about for ages, the apple pie and caviar combo will blow their minds and tastebuds!
The great thing about caviar is that it tastes amazing all by it's self. I know deciding which caviar to buy can be tricky. So I created my own line called Crème Caviar. I teamed up with California Caviar to make a line that's sustainable, nutrient rich and super delicious! Whether you serve it with pie or with crackers, my white sturgeon caviar is a heavenly delicacy and its irresistible flavor will have you wanting more and more. Stay tuned, I'll be sharing some tasty recipes to make with caviar over the next few weeks.
I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you make these pies, tag me in your pics. I'd love to see them!
Over the past week on CORA-ntine Cuisine, I got to reunite with several friends that Nicole and I have made over the years. Our incredible guests included Maria Shriver, Sheila E, Debi Mazar, Chef Gabriele Corcos, Chef Karen Akunowicz and the Shirley Temple King! Many of the guests spoke of the importance of taking care of your health and eating foods that boost your immune system.
Hey y'all! This past week was one for the books. Not only did we celebrate Greek Easter, but it was also my son Caje's birthday! I got to chat with some incredible special guests including Cameron Mathis, David Burtka, Scott Evans, Chef Andrew Zimmern and superstar film director Tate Taylor! I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes from last week and fill you in on some of the topics we discussed.
I've had so much fun on CORA-ntine Cuisine this past week. I got to chat with several special guests including Chef Ingrid Hofffman, Chef Dominique Crenn, Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennet and my partners at the Little Kitchen Academy, Felicity and Brian Curin. There's been one common theme in all of my chats so far and that theme is positivity.