FRIDAY was National Pie Day.
I felt the tugging. A strong tugging and yanking that I couldn’t resist. Blame it on the snowy day. I stuck my head out the back door….ahhh, that lovely snow, white, fluffy and quiet. It was so quiet, it was so serene and it was yanking on my nesting instincts so strongly that I knew I couldn’t escape. I HAD TO MAKE A PIE, from scratch!
Make a pie? No, I’m definitely not a make from scratch kind of gal. I’m the kind of gal that buys the dough, brings it home and unrolls it onto the pie plate.
I followed the recipe and it was turning out ok. It wasn’t too crumbly or too sticky and after chilling, the dough rolled out nicely. I was surprised… eeerrrr…. elated!
ut, see what happens, every time, every stinking time! Oh well, that’s easy enough to fix……next, bake the crust, let cool and add sliced bananas. I may have failed to mention that this was a banana cream pie.N
ext, the most important part of the pie, the creamy filling. I added the ingredients and cooked it on the stove, constantly stirring as per the recipe. When it got to a boil that couldn’t be stirred down, you were supposed to remove it from the heat and it would thicken as it cooled.
That never happened! When it started to boil, it turned into something that resembled play doh or rubber! What have I done……..something wasn’t right…..what to do…….I tasted it and it was good, textured like rubber but tasted good. Maybe Bill wouldn’t notice that the cream pie was more like a rubber pie!
Here it is prettily disguised with whipped cream topping covering the rubber filling. At least the crust was nice and flaky. Did Bill notice my faux paux? No, he liked it and he ate it, rubber filling and all.
Later, he overheard when I confessed to a friend that I had used 3/4 c. corn starch instead of 1/4 c.
So, Bill’s moral of this story is, “wear your glasses, stop taking them off !”
Mine is, don’t tell such things when hubby might be listening!
I didn’t actually make this pie on national pie day but thought I’d post it in honor of national pie day! Some of us are blessed with the natural talent to create a beautiful delicious pie and some of us are not, like me. Have you mastered the art?
*EDITED to add the recipe. Pictures are clickable. Enjoy!