Wednesday, February 15, 2012

valentine's day

I made a pie for Austin via the Martha Stewart Pies & Tarts cookbook.

It was delicious.
Crust recipe here (via my mom).
Cut one crust into heart shapes with a cookie cutter and refrigerate.
Whisk together 1/2 C granulated sugar, 3 TBsp cornstarch, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon (I used more cinnamon). Add 5-6 pears, peeled cored sliced, and 8 ounces of raspberries. Toss in sugar mixture with 2 TBsp fresh lemon juice. Prepare crust in a pie dish and pour fruit blend into the bottom crust. Dot with butter. Place heart shaped crust pieces on top in a pattern. To help the hearts stick together brush with water. Make sure there are vents. Sprinkle with sanding sugar (I used cinnamon & sugar). Refrigerate until firm about 30 minutes or more. In 400 degree oven, bake pie on a parchment-lined baking sheet to catch spill-over. Bake 20-25 minutes then reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake until done. The recipe says 85 minutes but mine only took about an hour. Cool completely and eat up!

We ate at the best Greek restaurant we've found in DFW. Ziziki's.

Austin made me love coupons (which I used all in one day).

"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." 
-Robert Heinlein


  1. It was a great Valentine's day! The pie was delicious, but spending the day with you Sunday was the real treat! :)

  2. aww you guys are so sweet! i love how you are best friends. and that pie looks amazing!! let's get together SOON! i heard about austin's job--that is so awesome! we need an update!


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