Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Delightful Pastries Pie Menu Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Bring home delicious, homemade pies from Delightful Pastries for all to enjoy this Thanksgiving. Whatever is your fancy, Delightful Pastries' new expanded pie menu will have something to suit your taste. Included are traditional selections like Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie and the not so traditional Apple Caramel, Cranberry Fudge, Coconut Chocolate, and Bourbon Chocolate Pecan. All pies ($25) serve 8-10 people; are made from scratch and use no artificial flavors or preservatives.
For those entertaining for the weekend, pick up a breakfast/brunch savory pie such as the Spinach Lamb ($58), Veggie Quiche ($42), or Ham Quiche ($42). Other items on Delightful Pastries' to go catering menu include: winter and grain salads, mini-pastry trays, international cookie trays and brownie trays. Pre-orders are recommended and package pricing is available. Orders may be placed at all three Delightful Pastries locations: 5927 W. Lawrence Avenue, in the Jefferson Park neighborhood (phone: 773-545-7215); the Old Town Chicago location at 1710 N. Wells St., just north of North Avenue (phone: 312-255-0724) and the Chicago French Market location at 131 N. Clinton Ave. (phone:  312-234-9644).
Sweet Pies:
Apple Pie - Butter crust filled with 2 pounds of Michigan apples from Schaeffer Orchards tossed with cinnamon and a light touch of sugar.
Apple Caramel Pie - Apple pie filled and topped with our scratch made caramel.
Cranberry Fudge Pie - Graham cracker crust filled with chocolate and topped with cranberries, a study in sweet and sour contrasts.
Coconut Chocolate Pie - A gluten-free pie constructed with a coconut shell filled with creamy chocolate ganache.
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie - A delicious pie filled with pecans, bittersweet Belgian chocolate and a touch of bourbon.
Pecan Pie - A delicious pie studded with half a pound of crunchy pecans.
Brandied Pumpkin Pie - A traditional pumpkin pie baked with a touch of brandy and a side of cinnamon whipped cream.
Savory Pies:
Spinach Lamb Pie ($58) French pastry filled with organic lamb and spinach, topped with gruyere b├ęchamel sauce.
Veggie Quiche ($42) Made with leeks, spinach, onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese stuffed in a French pastry.
Ham Quiche ($42) Baked with locally made Polish ham and Swiss cheese.
Other options for at home catering:
Winter Salad ($50) Arugula, butternut squash, roasted beets, oranges, spiced walnuts and maple mustard vinaigrette.
Grain Salad ($55) Wheatberries, chickpeas, celery, medjool dates, pickles red onion, mesclun mix and cumin vinaigrette.
Others sweets:
Mini-Pastry Tray (large $80; small $40) An assortment of mini eclairs, cannoli, fruit tarts, chocolate tulips, mousse cups, key lime pies, financiers, macarons, pana cotta, lemon meringue tarts.
Brownie Tray ($25) 40-piece tray of our assorted bars and brownies, all bite sized, perfect for a party or business meeting.
International Cookie Tray ($30) Viennese Almond Crescents, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Kolaczki, Italian Rainbow Cookies, Sprinkle Cookies, French Macarons.
Special Catering Packages:
Package #1 $150, serves 10 people - Veggie Quiche, Butternut Squash Soup, Winter Salad and 1 pie of choice.
Package #2 $190, serves 10 people Ham Quiche, Butternut Squash Soup, Grain Salad, 1 pie of choice and a small mini-pastry tray.
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Delightful Pastries Holiday Recipe
Pumpkin Pie


Pumpkin Pie Slice
1 ½ cups Pumpkin puree
¼ cup Brown sugar
2 tsp Granulated sugar (to taste)
1 tsp Cinnamon
¾ tsp Ginger, ground
1/8 tsp Cloves, ground
2 tsp Brandy/Whiskey/Bourbon
3 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 Yolk
1 cup Half and half
1 pie shell, prebaked

Whisk the puree till nice and smooth, whisk in sugar, spices and alcohol of choice.
Then whisk in the eggs, yolk and half and half.

Taste for sweetness if not sweet enough add a little bit more sugar.

Pour filling in a prebaked shell and bake for around 45 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean in between the center and the edge.

Serve with whipped cream that has been sweetened about 2 oz powdered sugar per quart of whipped cream, and a dash of cinnamon to compliment the flavor of the pumpkin pie.

Delightful Pastries, Pumpkin Pie©


Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.
Delightful Pastries Pie Class - Holiday pies with a twist

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