In the coffee and pie scene, Travis orders apple pie with melted cheese. When serial killer Ed Gein was arrested, he asked the police for a slice of apple pie with melted cheese in exchange for a full confession.
An excellent selection.
Inspiration for the New Year
The Savory contribution from overachiever Regina was this tomato tart, with added bok choy, leeks and mozarella. I went back to savory from sweet when this showed up, which means something.
Laura baked her first from-scratch pie ever with brilliant simplicity. Martha Stewart crust and filling from the pumpkin can label:
15 oz pumpkin
12 oz evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
1.5 tsp cinnamon
.5 tsp salt
.5 tsp ginger
.25 tsp cloves
Mix the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs and stir in the pumpkin and the dry ingredients. Slowly stir in the evaporated milk. Pour into unbaked pie crust and bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Then lower to 350 and bake for 40 minutes
The snooty food blogs can suck it: this was a perfect pumkin pie.
Of things I’ve baked myself, this cranberry tart is my favorite in a long time. It’s sour (I swapped lemon for orange zest) and sweet, cut by the dirty, dirty walnuts. When you think you can’t possibly eat any more pie, you can eat this pie.
From Becks, the lemon and whipped cream on this pie were delicious, but the saltine crust was truly unstopppable.