Prettiest Pies on the Web
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 by Trendspotter   

After spending hours scouring the magazines at Borders and every food blog I could think of trying to find something to top those awesome lollipop pies I showed you this summer, it hit me… we need a food writer here at INPT.

Why? Because when it comes to food, most people care more about taste than the look, which might not make me the best source of info.

My goal for this post was to provide you with an awesome Thanksgiving dessert recipe (preferably a pie) that would just knock the socks of those in-laws who think you don’t know your way around a kitchen.

Problem is I kept getting distracted by all these pictures of really gorgeous pies that I forgot about recipes. I mean look at some of these…


I found this one on flickr.


These three are from Gemma Comas, the Baking Obsession and I Heart Cakes.

Then I got caught up in some of the more creative ones, like these cherry pocket pies, so cute, almost too adorable to eat.


And look at this “I love you” one. How cute is this? I love her little label too. It reminds me of me and my sister.


Then, of course I had to find out how one creates such gorgeous crusts, and before I knew it, Thanksgiving week was here and I have yet to test any recipes. I figure the least I can do is point you in the direction of some directions.  Here goes:


For detailed directions on how to create lattice and spiral tops, click here.


For using pie dough cut-outs to top pies (pictured above), head here.


For detailed instructions on how to make pie crust cutouts (with a pairing knife), go here.


For more general pie crust instruction and inspiration, head over to

At the very least, I hope I’ve inspired you. Good Luck and if you do have a great tried and true pie recipe share below.

Until next time,

7 Responses to “Prettiest Pies on the Web
  • Miss Dot on November 24, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I saw “pies” in your comment on SITS and I was here in a flash!  I love your collection of pics! My favorite are those pocket pies.  How cute!!

  • Tina Lane on November 24, 2009 at 8:40 am

    This seriously makes me want to run out and bake a pie.  (And I’m not a baker.)  Found you on SITs.

  • Rhiana on November 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful. I’m so glad I found your blog on SITS. It’s awesome.  Hope you don’t mind, but I’m adding you to my blogroll.

    • Trendspotter on November 24, 2009 at 3:53 pm

      Mind, OMG, we’re totally flattered! Thank You! We’re going to subscribe to your blog.


  • Jess on November 24, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    yummm… those are so cute! Makes me want to bake some pies too!

  • Ashley on November 25, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Can’t stop thinking about these freakin’ pies. Actually came back for the third time to see if I could whip one up before tomorrow:)

  • Poshhippie on November 25, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    ashley, are you still off carbs?

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