I used to bake pies on the weekends. Then I started my doctoral studies and had to eliminate all the (quite literally) extra-curricular activities.
But today I returned to Pietown! We had some leftover blueberry canned pie filling from a brie recipe that didn’t quite work out that was my inspiration. I tried a new, much easier crust recipe that Ewell Gibbons was fond of. Remember him from the '70s? Mr. Wild Hickory Nuts? It looks too simple to be true:
2 c. flour
2 T. sugar
¼ c. milk
½ c. vegetable oil
I’m skeptical about this “shortcut” pie crust (and the canned pie filling) but just wanted to have a fun throw-together for my first attempt after the long layoff. And I figure a hefty scoop of Haagen-Dazs on top will make up for a lot of mistakes.
I’ll call this one Rusty Pie (cause I am). Or maybe Murphy Pie (plenty went wrong, mostly pilot error). I hope the crust does work because it is one heck of a lot easier than the butter-based one I’ve made in the past. I won’t stick with the canned filling though – to me the fun part is picking out the fresh fruit and mixing and matching the various flavors.
Back to the RV shopping report. I plan to go to
I’ll let you know how whether the pie passes the ultimate test. It’ll be desert tonight following John's pecan-crusted tilapia served with bacon grits and homemade yeast rolls.
Update: the pie crust was pretty good. John says he likes it as well as the time-intensive version. I'm thinking cranberry next time. Any pie recipes you want to share?