A big dollop of the stuff is every pie's best friend. Try these variations when you want to up the ante.

Recipe by Sunset November 2014


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  • Using a mixer, beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until thick.

  • Variations: Add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Great with apple pie. Add 1 to 2 tsp. instant espresso. Try with nut or chocolate cream pies. Replace sugar with 3 tbsp. honey. Good with any pie, year-round. Omit the vanilla and add 1/4 cup minced crystallized ginger. Excellent with pumpkin or apple pies. Replace vanilla with 1 tsp. lemon or orange zest. Brightens up any holiday pie. Replace half the cream with crème fraîche, and use brown sugar instead of powdered. A snazzy topper for any pie.