Unlike Brownie, I didn't have much use for leftovers. I kept reheating the same meal ad nauseum to the point of a semi-nervous breakdown Sunday night: "I can't eat anymore of these vegetables!!!" And in all seriousness, the only reason I wake up on holidays is for the breakfast and dessert. Any food in between that is filler.
This Thanksgiving, I got to have three pies, one handmade by me, the other two handmade by others. For Madras Man's Wednesday night dinner, I tried Brownie's Apple Bacon Gruyère switching out the bacon for a half pound of pancetta. You read that right, Apple Pancetta Gruyère.
For the record, I needed to do two tries at the crust and assistance from Mommsie, but in the end it all came together. I baked the pie while we were all eating dinner leading to a wonderful pie-baking smell. Even hot out of the oven, it received RAVE reviews. Excellent idea, Brownie.
Briermere Farms and a Three Berry Crumble from Tate's Bake Shop. Briermere Farms is often called Long Island's best and I wholeheartedly agree. The cranberry pear is the right balance of tart and sweet with the perfect flaky crust and very flavorful fruit. The cranberries even still had a little bit of juice inside. I really think I need to get out to their farm more often.
For Brownie's, Apple Bacon Gruyère Pie Recipe, click here. I replaced the 3/4 pound of bacon with 1/2 pound of pancetta and increased the gruyère to between 3 and 4 ounces.
4414 Sound Avenue
Unfortunately, it appears Briarmere's pies are NOT available anywhere outside of the farm. If anyone has other information, please let me know ASAP!
Tate's Bake Shop
43 North Sea Road
Tate's does have online shopping, and a good variety of baked goods are available for shipping, like cookies