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  • Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
    "This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!"
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  • Award-Winning Butter Tarts
    Butter tarts are a Canadian tradition. Waaaay back in the 1970s, a national contest here in Canada concluded that these butter tarts, originating from Wilkie's Bakery in Orillia, Ontario, were the best. I certainly think so and it's the only recipe I use. Add a sprinkle of toasted walnuts when you add the raisins, if you wish, or use only walnuts if you don't like raisins.
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  • Chicken Pot Pie VI
    "This is a simple and delicious recipe I received from a friend. Chock-full of tender veggies, gooey cheese, and moist chicken."
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  • Chicken Wellington (Puff Pastry-Wrapped Chicken)
    This is not at all hard to put together, it's an amazing dish to serve to dinner guests and I have done so many times over the years and have always receive rave reviews from everyone at my table and you will too! --- to save time saute the onion, garlic and mushrooms up to a day ahead, the cream cheese and Dijon mustard mixture may be increased slightly — I always serve this with
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  • Chocolate Pecan Pie III
    "A different flavor - this pecan pie has cocoa in it."
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  • Fillet of Beef Wellington
    Some say it was his favorite meal, and others claim it resembled the boots that he wore. Whatever the case may be, the Duke of Wellington has a...
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  • Fresh Pear Pie
    "This is quite a refreshing dessert. Serve plain, or with whipped cream."
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  • Fresh Rhubarb Pie
    "Mom used to grow her own rhubarb in her back yard, and when her rhubarb was ripe what great pies she made of this. I will enclose her recipe."
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  • Grandma Ople's Apple Pie
    "This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite, and I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!"
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  • Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie
    Well, after looking for this recipe on here and not having any luck, I decided to find it and post it. In my opinion, this is the best pumpkin pie. Make your own graham cracker crust or buy an already prepared one.
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  • Means' Classic Pie Crust
    This pie crust retains the flavor of an all butter crust, but is flakier because of the shortening. This is an adopted recipe from the RecipeZaar account, and I am delighted to be the new owner of such a winning recipe.The lemon juice isn't in the recipe for lemon flavour... trust me you won't taste it, but rather to work with the flour and prevent the pastry from being tough. I also find that the dough gives a bigger yield than the 9 inch size stated, I roll mine relatively thin and can get a full top and bottom for a 26 cm (12 inch) shallow pie dish. I have included 20+ step by step photographs to help you see
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  • Middle Eastern Nut-Filled Multilayered Pastry (Baklava)
    Baklava (from the Farsi for "many leaves"), a pastry perfected by royal bakers in the sultan's palace in Istanbul, consists of layers of phyllo...
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  • Mini Chicken Pot Pies with Bacon and Marjoram
    Crème fraîche—a French heavy cream that's slightly sour—can be found in the dairy section of some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores.
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  • Mrs. Sigg's Fresh Pumpkin Pie
    "Pass the whipped cream and enjoy the looks of sheer ecstasy on everyone's face! Fresh pumpkin must be used in order for it to have the best flavor and texture. Believe me, fresh pumpkin is better than canned!!"
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  • Opal's Pumpkin Pie
    This recipe makes 2- 9" pies. If you make one large pie instead you will have to add time to the baking to get it done. This recipe was given to me by Opal Beebee, several years ago. This is a handed down family recipe. It was once prepared in the White House for one of the former Presidents. Opal's daughter had served in the National Guard and had met a Pastry Chef who later worked at the White House and called Opal to ask for the recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner at the White House. Do not eliminate the heavy cream IN the pie...the cream and the amount of spices listed is what makes this pie so special. It is good hot or cold. I never tasted hot pumpkin pie until I tasted this one.
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  • Oven-Dried Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Black Olives
    Oven-drying the tomatoes before baking the tart concentrates their sweetness and prevents juices from softening the filling.
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  • Pastry Cream
    "The classic version of vanilla pudding. Quick and easy. If you wish, substitute 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for the vanilla bean, adding it after the pastry cream is removed from heat."
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  • Salmon and Rice Wrapped in Pastry with Dill Sauce
    Start this romantic supper with Russian caviar and ice-cold lemon vodka. The main course is a simplified but impressive interpretation of the...
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