Making Thanksgiving Pies with Grandma
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When I was growing up I always looked forward to my grandma’s pies. She made the best fruit pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She would always ask us ahead of time to see what kind of pies we wanted her to make. I would always request her blueberry pie. As I got older I also discovered that I liked her rhubarb as well. I have tried eating pies at a few at restaurants and other people’s houses, but none compare to my grandma’s pies.
A few years ago I decided it was about time I learned how to make these pies. I went over to my grandma’s house and we made blueberry pies while jamming to Johnny Cash in the background. We got out her recipe book and followed along while I had my note card to write down the recipe. I quickly learned that what the recipe book and what she actually did were a little different. So I had to write down notes next to the amounts to be sure I did the same thing she did.
As we made the pies I learned how to mix and roll out my own crust and make the filling. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I also discovered why they tasted so good, butter and sugar! And the right thickness of the crust. My grandpa likes thin crust, but some people prefer thick crust. I enjoy the thin crust myself. Pretty soon I was able to make pies on my own without her help. But it is still fun to go and make them together sometimes.