Connecticut Pies from The Pie Lady

 Thanksgiving,Cooking How-To,Dessert,How-To,Recipes,Regional Food
October 26, 2012

Recipes and a video how-to from Michele Albano Stuart, a baker known for her classic pies.

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Michele Albano Stuart, aka The Pie Lady, learned to make pies from her Italian grandmother. She first sold her versions of grandma’s pies at a farmers’ market in Vermont. By the end of the first summer, it was clear that Stuart’s pies were a hit.

Stuart’s rotation of pies has grown to more than 80 recipes, which can be found in her cookbook, Perfect Pies. She’s gone from baking in her condo kitchen in Vermont to owning two Connecticut bakeries—in Norwalk and Westport. And the quality of her pies have landed her spots on Good Morning America and the Food Network. Here she is making her famous Apple Crumb Pie on Better:

Here are two of her recipes we think are perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Lemon Meringue Pie from Michele Stuart

This pie is absolutely beautiful to behold.

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Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie

Dried cranberries provide an extra layer of sweetness to the classic apple pie.

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