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6 Pies That Are Anything but Humble

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Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.

Today: Pies that will make you want to bake all weekend long.

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Pie is perfect. It embraces its flaws—like when the crust sinks a little bit or the filling bubbles over in a sugary volcano. That's okay. It's all easy as pie when, well, there's pie. 

While you can't put much into a flakey, buttery crust that won't woo, fruit is especially swoonworthy. It's impossible not to get weak in the knees at lemon meringue pie, with a tart lemon curd filling sitting under an impeccable golden brown dome. It's totally normal, even, to blush a little at rhubarb and apple hand pies, whose size makes it excusable (thankfully) not to share. This weekend, bake for your sweetie pie—or anyone, including yourself. Here are 6 not-so-humble pies from Yossy Arefi that assert the dessert's dominance. 

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Lemon Meringue Pie

 

Blueberry and Rye Slab Pie

 

Rhubard and Apple Hand Pies

 

Lattice-Top Peach and Blueberry Pie with Rye Crust

 

Apricot and Peach Crumb Pie

 

Key Lime Pie

Photos by Yossy Arefi 


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Tags: pies, seasonal baking, project dessert