Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July Winners & Our Nutty New Theme!

Sorry Tarts for the delay...I bet you all are having as crazy of a summer as I am! Does it seem to you that summer isn't nearl as long as t used to be? I mean, it's the middle of July already!

Congratulaions to ALL of you who paricipated in the Taste of Summer Pie Challenge - they all lookd AMAZING. But you chose your winners - and look who you chose!

Jeannette’s Lemonade Stand Pie and Mary at alpineberry’s Blueberry Hand Pies! Ladies, great job! Please get together over the next few weeks and come up with your choice of challenges for us...we're anxious to see what you think up!

Now...look what Jacque at Daisy Lane Cakes chose for our August challenge!

Nuts about Pie!!

Let’s get creative with nature’s protein and nutrient powerhouse, the humble nut. Peanuts, cashews, almonds, pecans, pistachios… whatever you chose, let’s use nuts as a prominent feature in next month’s pie. Whether it’s a nut-based shell that perfectly complements the filling, or a nut-studded filling, I can’t wait to see what all you creative bakers come up with.

Don’t forget about coconut, which is a nut too, right?

And for those with nut allergies, feel free to use substitutions… or skip the nuts and get artistic with peanut shaped crust… or whatever. Be creative! Whatever you do, have fun and we’ll see you next month!
Let's all post by August 7th, and voting will run from August 8-9th. Don't forget to send a thumbnail and permalink to your post to PiesWithThat at gmail dot com to be added to the Round Up. Anyone out there not on the Sidebar who wants to be? Please email! Can't wait to see these pies!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Taste of Summer Pie Roundup

Summertime and the livin' is easy...

Thanks soooo much to everyone for such amazing participation this round! This was an awesome theme (which I am so sad I missed, but just couldn't get my act together this month).

Anyway, here are all you superstars who did have your acts together quite nicely! Please vote for your three favorites if you participated this month. We will tally the votes by the end of tomorrow (the 10th) and announce the winner and the next theme.

Happy Summer!



Chocolate Cream Pie by Madam Chow of Madam Chow’s Kitchen

Sweet Cherry Apple Pie from Jen at Piccante Dolce

Frozen Mango Coconut Key Lime Pie from Libby at The Allergic Kid

Sweet Cherry Pie from Irene at Confessions of a Tart

Donut Peach Galette by Mary, The Food Librarian

Fresh Fruit Tart by Jacque at Daisy Lane Cakes

Watermelon Ice Cream Pie by Debb Marie at Let Them Eat Cake… and All Things Baked!

Neopolitan Chipwich Ice Cream Pie by Suz at You Can’t Eat What?

Chocolate Raspberry Marzipan Pie by Karen (aka Baking Soda) at Bake My Day!

Nutty Buddy® Mini Pies by Rebecca at Ezra Poundcake

Simple Peach Pie by Caroline at Daily Blue Plate Special

Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart by Kelly at Baking with the Boys

Lime-Cream Boysenberry Pie by Judy at Judy’s Gross Eats

Strawberry –Banana Rhubarb Pie from Sarah of What Smells So Good?

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake by Kate at Grin and Bake It

Peach-Thai Basil Tart with an Almond and Black Sugar Crust by Alisa at Jane of Many Trades

Blueberry Hand Pies by Mary at AlpineBerry

Summer Key Lime Pie by Anne Strawberry

Boozy Summer Strawberry Tart by Amy of Sing For Your Supper

Key Lime Pie by Jayma of Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen

Individual Asparagus Manchego Tart by Sara at Cupcake Muffin

Lemonade Stand Pie by Jeanette at Jeanette Mommy Musings

Coconut-Rum Key Lime Pie by Jessica at My Baking Heart