“I like pie.”

I decided early this morning that I wanted to make something for dessert. I didn’t want to bake cookies again, and I figured cake was too heavy. Instead I chose something a little lighter.

Pie. What is sad about this picture, is that that is the best I have ever done when it comes to fluting the edges of a pie crust. This also marks the first time I’ve baked a pie shell, rather than filling it right away & baking it.

The one side looks a little smushed because when I went to line it with foil, I had issues in getting it to fit over the crust without really messing it up. After that, I got to work on the filling.

Vanilla cream. Vanilla pudding, actually. I’d asked Jay & the bambino which they preferred–Vanilla or chocolate. Jay had no preference, and the bambino immediately started chanting “Vanilla! Vanilla! Vanilla!” And since I just wanted something cool & creamy, I was fine with it (although I would’ve just made chocolate, had I not requested input).

It was far simpler to make than I was anticipating. Milk, sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and some butter & vanilla. While it cooled, I got to work on dinner.

We FINALLY got to fire up the grill! Burgers…

And some hot dogs:

And they were delicious.

And after waiting about another hour and a half, I put the finishing touches on the pie.

Lots of whipped cream. The original recipe called for meringue, but I’m not a big fan of it, so I substituted the whipped cream. And I’m glad I did.

Supposedly Inga & her boys are in town this weekend, so tomorrow at some point, we’ll be headed to Jay’s folks’ place for some meal. I should probably work on the laundry, just to get it out of the way, and so we have NOTHING hanging over our heads on Monday!

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2 Replies to ““I like pie.””

    • Now that you say that, it kind of makes me miss grilling at my sister’s & brother-in-law’s. I need to get back to OH sometime soon!