Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Patch In Pictures...

Last Saturday we took a trip to Sauvie's Island Pumpkin Patch, which we visit every year to go through the corn maize and then take a hayride to get our pumpkins. It was so much fun, as always. The day was a gorgeous, sunny day and we had such a wonderful time! I even bought pears and apples at the patch's market to bake pies the next day. So fun! I'll also share my pie-making and recipe at the end of this post because I have found the best.pie.ever!

The Market at the Patch...
Lucy and I...

Getting ready to enter the Maize...
In the Corn Maize...
Wandering around aimlessly...
The View...
Sunflower baby...
The Big Red Barn...
Happy Lady...
Flowers...
Squash...
Our purchases (Corn Nuggets = Amazing)...
Taking a rest...
Whoa...
At the Patch...
Hmmm... what is this?
That's right...we sat the baby down in the middle of the field...we weren't the only ones...
Choosing a pumpkin...
Our little family...
Pumpkins...

Now for my pie! The pie a recipe I found on Cooking Light and it is truly the best pie I have ever had so I thought I should share. It is a Pear Pie with Streusel Topping and Caramel Sauce. I found it very extremely easy to make and the only changes I would make the second time around are: double the streusel topping (it needs more because it is so delicious) and pre-bake the crust for 15 minutes with a weighted center before filling. Also, I always use Martha Stewart's Pate Brisee recipe for pie crusts, it is light and delicious every time!

Pears...
Martha Stewart's Pate Brisee, my go-to pie crust. It is amazing every time, and easy!
Finished product...
Try it, you'll love it! The pears are way better for pies compared to apples in my mind. This is the pie I will be making for Thanksgiving. I love autumn!

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bev- Totally unrelated, but we have that same electric kettle. We love it. Can't find another like with with the bell to signal the end of the boil.
Your family is too cute and I always love to see babies at the pumpkin patch. Very picturesque.

Nicole said...

Do you make the pie crust in your KitchenAid mixer?(that is what it looks like from the pic) All the crust recipes I read call to make it in a food processor, which I don't have. Never thought to use my mixer... does it work ok? I am itching to make a good pie for Thanksgiving, but have never made crust from scratch (I always buy the premade... not so good!)

Beverley said...

Nicole, I do make it in my mixer because I don't have a food processor either and it works great! You just need to be careful not to over process. I make sure my butter is very cold and sometimes I grate it rather than cutting it up in pieces (on a large cheese grater) and that helps as well to make it mix faster.

Matt and Sarah J. said...

Cute pictures! Where did you get your baby carrier?

alexandjess said...

I have never thought to use my mixer to make pie crust! I do have a food processor, but it's such work to get our and clean up so I rarely use it. I've always mixed it with a pastry blender by hand and dread making pie crust.

Now I can't wait to make a pie to try it in my mixer!!

Also, for the pears, do you follow the same recipe as for an apple pie? or do you alter anything?

Thanks!!
PS. love your baby carrier too.

Beverley said...

The carrier I bought at a local baby shop (Segals for Children). It's actually an Ergo. This pattern was the cheapest one so I bought it, I actually quite like it now!

Click on the Pie's name in the post and it should take you to the recipe on the Cooking Light site. So good!!!

alexandjess said...

Sorry, didn't even see the hyperlink. Duh!

Thanks, can't wait to try it.

FSD said...

Love love love all the pictures! What a cool market! You make me want to check out our farmers market...something tells me it isn't quite as cool as it sits right by downtown Dallas.

The pie looks yummy. Better than the butterscotch pear pie recipe you posted?

Abby Rosenberg said...

I am printing the recipe now, this looks so good. I am going to attempt to make it on Thanksgiving! I hope it turns out good! Thanks for sharing.

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