RSS Feed

Pie Season! Feast!

Image

My homemade chocolate pie :)

 

Admit it.  You love pie.  

This canvas for goodness of sweet and savory alike primarily piques my interest in the fall, when my oven stays warm with the need to hone my Thanksgiving throw down skills.  My pie experiments range from crusty switches to hybrid filling creations – and really everything in between.  

I am not a pie purist.  If it’s in a pie dish, it’s a pie.  If you can cut it into a lovely triangle shape, it’s a pie.  If you name it a pie and it doesn’t have either of the afore-mentioned criteria, I’m not gonna hate.  It’s a pie if you want to call it a pie ;-)

Image

I borrowed this from another blogger – it’s perfect! It looks homey and delicious! The recipe is different than the one my mom made, but it’s similar. My mom didn’t use sour cream. I bet the addition is yummy!!

I had a horrifying experience with pie as a wee child.  My mom tried to make a pie.  She used a graham  crust, Jell-o pudding, canned fruit, and made a pie.  You’re wondering:  how could that be bad?  Who wouldn’t LOVE a pie made with Momma’s loving hands?  Well, me.  I thought a pie should be shaped like a TRIANGLE.  Mom put my pie on the plate, and it fell apart.  I was devastated, and I wanted PIE.  This wasn’t pie.  What was this?  It was tasty, but it wasn’t pie.  

It took years of therapy to alleviate the type-A tendency, and I’m proud to admit today, I’d happily just TAKE the pie, eat it, and not concern myself with it’s level of isosceles triangular perfection. 

I did want to know how the pie on TV was so perfect, and what they did to get a pudding pie to firm up so well.  Here’s an ode to my Momma’s pie, and turning it into a triangle :-)

  • No bake:  Add 4oz of cream cheese and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar to the pudding mix.  Mix well, and refrigerate overnight before adding fruit to the top.

 

  • A wonderful base recipe for baked pudding-texture pie is: 1 – 14oz. can of Sweetened Condensed Milk whipped into 5 egg yolks.  Add whatever sounds delicious to your pie.  My Chocolately Chocolate pie above uses this base, plus 8 oz of melted dark chocolate,  Image  

a tablespoon of Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa, Imageand a teaspoon of vanilla.  It was delicious.  It wasn’t overly sweet, the texture was inexplicably airy yet dense, and it cut into a perfect triangle.  Soul soothing!  

 

 

About these ads

About Flavorphilia

-- Flavor -- -- -- something excellent, intriguing, or otherwise delightful."Flavor" is the highest form of praise possible for an individual/object/activity. -- Philia -- -- -- to specify some kind of attraction or affinity to something, in particular the love or obsession with something Food, Fashion, & Music: My LIFE Trifecta!

One response »

  1. I do remember that incident. Sorry I scarred you, but you DID like the taste. LOL

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 598 other followers

%d bloggers like this: