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The Duggar Family’s Favorite Fall Desserts

posted: 11/18/13
by: Michelle Duggar
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11.18.13

Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: Do you have any favorite dessert recipes for the autumn?

Yes, we do! Our absolute favorite dessert for a bunch of us in this family is pumpkin pie. Jim Bob's mother, Grandma Duggar, would make homemade pumpkin pies when he was young and Jim Bob absolutely loved those. Now, all of our children really enjoy those, too. Often instead of a cake for their birthday they'll request pumpkin pie because they like it so much.

Grandma Duggar taught me how to make piecrust years ago when I met Jim Bob and now she has taught a lot of my girls, too. Grandma Duggar likes to pass on her specialty which is a really tasty, flaky pie crust.

One of my personal favorites has always been pecan pie. My mother would make us pecan pie at all of our family get-togethers during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also, we're native Arkansans and we have apple trees all around in this area, so apple pie is always another favorite in the Duggar home.

Usually when we are baking pies, it's not uncommon for us to make fifteen pumpkin pies for a big event. For a big dinner with a lot of friends and family we might also have, three or four pecan pies and five or six apple pies depending how many guests there are going to be.

That's the most wonderful smell -- those yummy pies being baked in the oven. It's just like a magnet; everybody seems to gather in the kitchen when they smell the pie cooking. It's a great tradition to celebrate the season. We have to make sure we limit those to certain times of the year or else we could be overindulging in all those great treats!

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