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Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Stumpf-Sized Pies

Here's another "think outside the pan idea" along the lines of how we make muffins. There are a couple pies we make every holiday season that are huge hits around here, namely pecan and coconut cream. Since one pie would be decimated in a blink, we've started making our pies in 9 X 13 baking pans. Here's why:
  • Square pieces are easier to serve,
  • Folks that like crust can get an edge, other get an inside piece.
  • The crust doesn't get too brown.
  • The crust doesn't have to be as pretty.
  • Double the filling fits into about 1.5 single crusts.
  • The crust can be patted into place rather than rolled out on another board that you then have to clean up.
  • More pie for later!


  1. I'm going to have to try this one! With 9 kids, I understand how quickly the pies can disappear! Thank you!

  2. We've been doing that lately too! Such a good idea, isn't it? We have 5 littles ones ages 7 and under, and #6 is due in March...BUT 5 of those (including new baby) 6 are boys, and some of them eat more then daddy...especially when it comes to dessert!!

  3. I never get over how creative you are! I would do this in a heartbeat, but my oldest daughter is our pie maker, and she enjoys creating beautiful and delicious masterpieces! I don't think this would fulfill her creative, expressive bent! :) As long as I don't have to make them, just enjoy looking at them and eating them, I'm fine with that! :)

  4. I might have to taste test this creation before I make my final decision on the tip...got any pies I can nibble?