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Fall Harvest Handpies

4 Oct


I purposely don’t spend much time scouring the internet for recipes.  I feel like they hinder my creativity by planting preconceived ideas in my head.  That’s kind of the way I feel about toys for my kids – we don’t have many because I’d prefer that they figure out how to play with something by using their imagination rather than be handed a toy that does the work for them.  I use recipes for inspiration once I’m already on to an idea; particularly if the recipe is unusual.  I let my imagination dictate what my next endeavor is going to be, and this pie was probably the most fun I have had trying to make my crazy ideas come to fruition.  This is a chronology of what happens when I wake up and decide I have a fixin’ for something…

Let me start by saying, this recipe was developed with A LOT of love and A LOT of dreams of what I wanted it to be.  These pies were inspired by the influences of my favorite things starting with a reader of my blog.  He told me about a recipe his grandmother used to make that was a minced mixture of apples, walnuts, raisins, spices – probably a version of a type of mincemeat pie. Continue reading