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17 Pie Ideas To Keep You Warm This Winter

17 Pie Ideas To Keep You Warm This Winter

It’s the most magical time of the year. Winter is always special. There’s nothing we like more than getting comfortable with a blanket, book, cup of tea or hot chocolate and a nice slice of pie, preferably near the window when it’s snowing. Plus, they make ideal lunch or dinner for your friends and family. If you’re looking for pie ideas for this winter, you came to the right place. Throughout this article, we’re going to mention 17 amazing pies that will keep you warm this winter. Let’s start.

  1. Spiced apple pie with fluted round cutouts

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    Let’s take a classic American pie to a whole new level. This pie is easy to make, contains ingredients that you can purchase just about anywhere and you get to enjoy nice, delicious apple pie in an hour or so in six easy steps. Cinnamon and nutmeg give this wonderful dessert that winter “feel” we love so much. Get the recipe here.

    1. Raisin pie

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      This raisin pie is perfect for family visits over Christmas holidays. Also, studies revealed that raisin reduces risk factors of heart disease. In order to make this pie all you need is to get a few basic ingredients and to follow four simple steps. This pie, also, contains cinnamon which makes it perfect for winter. The entire dessert is decorated with little hearts made with heart-shaped cookie cutter. The final result is subtle, elegant, and expensive-looking desert that you’ll want to upload to your Instagram account. See how it’s done right here.

      3. Divine blueberry pie

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        Who doesn’t like blueberries? Not only they’re considered a superfood due to their numerous health benefits, but they only taste divine. Some ingredients you need for this pie include cinnamon, blueberries, and lemon juice. Preparation is very simple. Even if you don’t cook or bake at all this pie will still seem like it was made by a pro. Find out how to make this perfect two-step pie here.

        4. Tomato, cheddar and basil pie

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          Let’s step away from desserts for a while, shall we. When you’re in baking mood, you might as well make a pie for dinner and lunch. Plus, if you want something delicious and quick, then this recipe is perfect for you. Preparation time is 30 minutes and you bake it for about 40 minutes only. Ingredients like tomatoes, cheddar and Parmesan cheese will make everyone ask for an extra slice. Plus, it’s probably going to be the prettiest pie you’ve ever made. Get the recipe here.

          5. Spinach, ricotta and pimento pie

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            Although this time of the year is magical, it’s still characterized by viruses, the flu, etc. This pie contains spinach which is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, yet delicious at the same time. To prepare for and make this pie you only need 55 minutes. The pie will simply melt in your mouth. Plus, it’s perfect for your healthy lifestyle. Find out how to make it by following this link.

            6. Pumpkin, ricotta, and caramelized onion tart/pie

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              You’ve probably never though of combining these ingredients, but once you try this marvelous pie you will want to do it more often. If you need a delicious pie and have only 30 minutes to spare, this one is the ideal choice for you. Get the recipe here.

              7. Vegan tortilla pie

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                If you’re a vegan you probably thought you won’t find anything here that you could make. This recipe is just for you. To make this simple and yummy pie you need peppers, cumin, beans, and other healthy, yet tasty ingredients. You will love this easy-to make pie and the combination of red and yellow. Here’s the link for your perfect savory vegan pie.

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                8. Spiced pear and almond hand pie

                spiced peer pie

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                  If you’re preparing a dinner for your friends or having a party but want to impress everyone with your baking expertise, then you should make these little hand pies. Why them? It’s because there’s going to be enough for everyone, they’re all the same size so you don’t have to worry one person will get a smaller slice. To make this spiced pie you can just buy frozen puff pastry and avoid all the fuss. Plus, combination of almonds and pear is magnificent. Get the recipe here.

                  9. Maple granola pecan pie

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                    We’re take one more traditional dish to a whole new level with this pie that is suitable for absolutely every holiday or family-gathering situation. Plus, it’s super delicious and ideal for winter. Find out how to make an updated version of traditional pecan pie right here.

                    10. Pear, date, and sesame pie

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                      Are you adventurous and love experimenting? This pie is what you need. Pears are versatile and are perfect in any combination and this pie is no exception. Plus, all that sesame will make the pie look like it has been sprinkled with snow. Learn how to bake this pie here.

                      11. Fruit pie with crumb topping

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                        Here we have amazing blueberries once again and the crumb topping that is extremely fun to use. In advance, Blueberries contain many antioxidants and have many health benefits. When cooled off this pie is perfect for hot summer days when you need sweet refreshment. However, when it’s warm, it’s ideal for cold winter days when you just want to eat delicious pie and watch your favorite show. Recipe is here.

                        12. Chocolate pecan pie

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                          Chocolate and pecans are a perfect match and this pie is the proof of this wonderful relationship. Combination of vanilla, chocolate, almonds, and pecans will make you want winter to never end. You can go step further and serve the pie with whipped cream. Yummy! Get the recipe here.

                          13. Bourbon pie

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                            What can warm you up in matter of seconds? The answer is simple, it’s bourbon. Now, instead of drinking bourbon like you just joined some Gentlemen’s club, you can, simply, add it to this delightfully easy-to-make pie. Find out how, right here.

                            14. Triple chocolate pumpkin pie

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                              You won’t be able to resist this pie. It’s rich and contains all your favorite ingredients (vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, and pumpkin). The pie is very easy to make and once you do it will look like you purchased it in an expensive store. How great is that. Here’s the recipe

                              15. Honey pie

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                              honey pie

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                                Honey is a wonderful addition to all desserts. Plus, it’s organic and contains a wide range of health benefits. Combine honey with nutmeg and vanilla to create a perfect pie. The pie is simple, has minimalist appearance and very easy to make. What are you waiting for? Recipe is here.

                                16. Coconut custard pie

                                coconut pie

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                                  If you’re looking for a perfect holiday dessert, this could be it. After all, who says you can’t much on warm pie with coconut and imagine yourself on some tropical island? This easy-to-make pie’s instructions are right here.

                                  17. Chocolate tofu pie

                                  chocolate tofu pie

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                                    Here’s another recipe that both vegans and non-vegans can enjoy. To make this pie you need only four ingredients and that’s it. It tastes delicious sand you’re going to find yourself making this pie every week, because you don’t have to bake it. You can serve it plain or top it with whipped cream, your choice. Get the recipe here.

                                    Conclusion

                                    It’s the holiday season, which only implies there’s going to be a lot of baking in your home. Recipes listed in this article are delicious, easy to make, and contain ingredients you can find just about anywhere. So, what are you waiting for?

                                    References

                                    http://www.marthastewart.com/274980/25-perfect-pies#213954

                                    http://community.epicurious.com/post/5-pies-to-keep-you-warm-this-winter

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                                    Last Updated on March 30, 2020

                                    16 Simple Rules to Live by for a Successful And Fulfilling Life

                                    16 Simple Rules to Live by for a Successful And Fulfilling Life

                                    Is your day-to-day life full of stress and chaos?

                                    Are you scrambling to find a peaceful moment in the day when you can put your feet up and relax? Are you rushed, stressed out and ready to call it quits?

                                    Why is that so? Who is responsible for it? Why have we made it so difficult?

                                    The solution is simple: simplify your life.

                                    It’s the implementation part that is hard, but here are the rules to live by to help you with that:

                                    1. Believe in Yourself , but Be Aware of Your Limitations

                                    The first step to accomplishing all your goals and making your dreams come true starts with this simple realization that you are human:

                                    You are not perfect and you can’t do everything alone.

                                    Always keep things realistic. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself that you find it hard to move; trust yourself to deliver what you need to, but also be prepared to cut yourself some slack.

                                    Own up when you make a mistake. Set goals, and enjoy the journey.

                                    2. De-clutter and Simplify

                                    You have a thousand different things screaming for attention:

                                    You have to tidy up the kids’ room again; you have to do the dishes and laundry; and the never-ending household chores are waiting. You have to organize your calendar and make room for more appointments; make time to socialise; help the kids with homework; and make a gazillion school runs.

                                    Don’t even get started on what needs to be done at the office.

                                    Let’s get one thing straight—you cannot accomplish anything unless you get yourself some of the clarity that comes from creating space in your life, in your relationships and your environment.

                                    You need to reduce, cut back, simplify—Only then will you stop the feeling of being overwhelmed and rushed.

                                    Give anything you haven’t used for the past 3 years to charity. Get organized

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                                    Enjoy the concept of enjoying without owing, and appreciating without acquiring.

                                    3. Use Everything in Moderation

                                    This is something I live by, be it work, socializing, family commitments, overeating, shopping, or watching too much TV—it helps with every single thing.

                                    Embrace the philosophy of “having enough”:

                                    There’s no need to go to extremes, so exercise common sense and learn to curb any obsessive behaviour.

                                    Spend less money than you make. watch your diet and watch less TV.

                                    4. Keep Things in Perspective

                                    I admit there will be times when nothing will go your way, and you will find yourself fighting battles, fixing problems and minimizing damage all day long.

                                    We all have those days, and it is too easy to get caught up in the drama. Get a handle on things: this, too, shall pass.

                                    Your child will get better soon, the noisy neighbourhood parties will end, your backstabbing colleague will get transferred (we can hope, can’t we?), and there will be actual days where you tick off all the items on your to-do list.

                                    Don’t sweat the small stuff. Have an open mind. Here’s Why Perspective Taking Is an Essential Skill for Success.

                                    5. Treat Others How They Want to Be Treated

                                    You might end up getting in trouble if you try treating others how you want to be treated, instead of how they would like you to treat them.

                                    For instance, if you are not a phone person, you might not call your friend because you assume that they feel the same way you do, which may not be the case.

                                    Try to be sensitive to the needs of others, and occasionally going out of your way to do something for them.

                                    Try not to judge. Be generous; try to do something nice for somebody on a regular basis.

                                    6. Family First

                                    My priority is my family, and I left work to start my own freelancing career for the flexible hours it gives.

                                    That doesn’t mean that my work is not important—it just means that I have to operate in a way that works for me and my family.

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                                    How important is it to you that you spend time with your family? Are you making sure that your work doesn’t prevent you from doing just that? What sort of arrangements have you made to make it happen?

                                    You don’t have to stop living your life for your family members, but you’ll feel far less guilt if you prioritise and make time for them.

                                    7. Pay Attention to the Moment

                                    Stop thinking about what happened in the past, or worry about what might happen in the future.

                                    Live in the moment and learn to savour each one: How to Live in the Moment and Stop Worrying

                                    8. Have a Positive Mindset

                                    You are what you think all day long.

                                    If you have nothing but negative thoughts racing through your ahead, then that’s what you are going to get, so try shifting to a more positive outlook on life.

                                    You will be surprised to see that whatever you wished for will start to manifest itself around you.

                                    “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” ― Henry Ford

                                    This is How to Cultivate a Positive Mindset (A Step-By-Step Guide).

                                    9. Educate Yourself

                                    The most interesting people are the ones who take an interest in life and never let go of the “beginner’s mind”. They discover learning opportunities and continue to grow, both personally and professionally.

                                    Be a life-long learner. You don’t have to get old to become wise.

                                    Read good books. Try to learn something new every day. Take courses in subjects you enjoy.

                                    Learn to Create a Habit of Continuous Learning for a Better You.

                                    10. Be Passionate About Something

                                    There are some people who are so bursting with energy and vitality that others feel compelled to listen to them, and feel drawn to them.

                                    Passionate home cooks, budding interior designers, gourmet chocolate lovers, antique collectors—just try asking them a question about their interest and they will talk your ears off.

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                                    You want to be that person:

                                    Someone who’s full of love for something significant.

                                    Have one meaningful hobby that encourages you to follow your passion, and you’ll begin each day looking forward to something special.

                                    Don’t know your passion? Take a look at this: How to Find Your Passion and Live a Fulfilling Life

                                    11. Always Be Reflective

                                    Do you ever think about yourself in moments of solitude?

                                    What makes you, you? What makes you tick? What bores you to death? What sort of things do you dream of? What can’t you get over? What regrets do you have of your past?

                                    Take some time to think about those things and you’ll understand yourself more clearly and deeply. You’d be surprised at the life-changing impact such reflection can bring.

                                    Consider doing a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or another personality assessment to develop true understanding of your self.

                                    12. Surround Yourself with Supportive People

                                    Three things can change your life: friends, books and your thoughts.

                                    Choose them wisely.

                                    Avoid naysayers and party-poopers.

                                    Learn the 15 Differences Between Positive People And Negative People and surround yourself with the positve ones.

                                    13. Banish the Word “Perfection”

                                    Listen to what you tell your children: always do your best and forget about the rest. Here is Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                    You are expert enough. Strive for excellence, not for perfection.

                                    14. Fix It or Deal With It, Stop Whining About It

                                    Nobody likes a person who complains all the time.

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                                    If you look around, you’ll see many people who have been dealt a bad hand, but are making the best of things.

                                    Don’t blame others for your problems. Don’t make excuses. Don’t be overly sensitive. Don’t be a drama queen.

                                    15. Remember Things That You Are Grateful For

                                    Try this exercise:

                                    Whenever you are feeling low, make a list of all the things that make you happy, joyous, and grateful.

                                    A beautiful family, adoring kids, kind friends, health, happy home, a job that pays the bills, surprise dinner prepared by a loving spouse, a blog, favourite books and keepsakes, unexpected twenty dollar bill in your jeans pocket.

                                    Everything counts.

                                    After you’ve done this, consider what has happened to the feelings of doom and gloom. It is impossible not to be cheered up after remembering all the fantastic things you have in your life.

                                    Be grateful, and always make room for more happiness.

                                    Some inspirations for you: 32 Things You Should Be Grateful For

                                    16. You Can Have It All, Just Not at the Same Time

                                    There is no greater truth than this:

                                    You cannot have everything at the same time. You have only 24 hours in a day and need to take care of your relationships, work and spirit.

                                    One any given day, the focus will shift. Some days your children have to go to after-school care because you have an important meeting, while other times work has to take a back seat because of a sick child with a high fever.

                                    Sometimes you just need to chill with your girlfriends because it has been ages since you last took a break.

                                    You don’t have to do everything all at once, and life doesn’t have to be complicated.

                                    Simple living is mindful living.

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