The Great Big Pie Bake Off

Some blogging friends and I got to chatting about pie recipes one day on Twitter.  Remember the  movie “Waitress?”… all the pies with the funny names that the main character would bake up as she daydreamed of a life without her deadbeat husband?

If you haven’t ever seen this movie, you simply must rent it- it’s pretty hilarious.  All of the pies in the movie look delicious,  so some food blog buddies and I decided to get together and bake up a few pies from this movie   We’re calling our event:  The Great Big Pie Bake Off!

My pie recipe is called:  I Can’t Have No Affair Because It’s Wrong & I Don’t Want Earl to Kill Me Pie

The instructions I found for this pie were a little sketchy, so I made the pie twice and adapted the recipe to make it work.
I wasn’t at all certain that this pie would be a hit.  A graham cracker crust is filled with custard and baked until firm.  Toasted meringue tops it off.
The way that it’s made, part of the thick layer of graham crust migrates a  bit into the custard layer.  I was a little worried about that, but it ended up turning out just fine.
My husband’s reaction after his first bite:  “Wow!  This is really, really good.”  Not a super descriptive guy, I know… but it was rather good.  It’s your basic custard pie that takes on a grahamy flavor of sorts with meringue on top.  My kiddo liked it too.
This recipe can be found here:  Waitress Pie

I can’t seem to stop singing the “pie” song from the movie:

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29 Responses to “The Great Big Pie Bake Off”

  1. 1

    Unplanned Cooking — September 29, 2009 @ 2:13 AM

    I love graham crust! We should have had you cook this weekend ;).

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    Lizzy — September 29, 2009 @ 2:49 AM

    I love that movie and your pie looks great!

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    Paula — September 29, 2009 @ 4:06 AM

    I adored that movie and have often thought it would be fun to make her pies. So glad you did! Your pie looks fantastic!

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    patsyk — September 29, 2009 @ 4:09 AM

    Your pie turned out so pretty!

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    Lisa — September 29, 2009 @ 4:13 AM

    Love the pie names! Funny!

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    Chaya — September 29, 2009 @ 4:18 AM

    I think the pie looks beautiful and would love to take a big bite from it.

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    Barbara — September 29, 2009 @ 5:59 AM

    I forgot how fun this movie is. I’m inspired to create my own pies!

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    Phoo-D — September 29, 2009 @ 6:38 AM

    That is such a funny movie – how great that you all baked pies from it! The custard looks delicious.

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    Sandie (Inn Cuisine) — September 29, 2009 @ 6:47 AM

    True dedication I tell you, true dedication. I’m so glad your pie turned out and your family thought it tasted delicious. Your meringue looks beautiful! I’ve been searching high and low for this DVD ever since we signed on to bake these pies, with no luck. Looks like I’m going to have to order it from Amazon because this is one movie I need in my permanent collection. Seeing it once just wasn’t enough. Thanks for playing along!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — September 29, 2009 @ 7:13 AM

    Oh, I ? Waitress!!!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — September 29, 2009 @ 7:14 AM

    That is supposed to be a heart…I guess it didn’t work.

    I HEART Waitress! ;)

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    Barbara — September 29, 2009 @ 7:38 AM

    Love the name for your pie! And it looks heavenly.

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    Maria — September 29, 2009 @ 8:02 AM

    That is a fun movie. Love your pie! Looks like a winner to me! Again, it was so nice meeting you in person. Thanks for being my walking buddy:)

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    Jennifer Juniper — September 29, 2009 @ 8:04 AM

    That tweet was so intriguing I had to click on over!!!

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    Leigh Anne — September 29, 2009 @ 8:07 AM

    WE’re having a soup and pie contest at church in a few weeks – maybe I’ll win with this recipe!!

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    Elizabeth — September 29, 2009 @ 8:11 AM

    Oh I loved that movie so much. Such a good idea! Too bad I missed the bake off!

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    Kate @ Savour Fare — September 29, 2009 @ 8:33 AM

    Love that movie! I always consider making cream pies and never get around to it. Glad we got to meet this weekend!

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    Barbara — September 29, 2009 @ 8:58 AM

    Terrific movie and fun concept…oh and great looking pie too!

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    cookiepie — September 29, 2009 @ 9:13 AM

    Such a sweet movie, and that pie looks fantastic!! I love the idea of a graham cracker crust with a custard pie.

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    Hélène — September 29, 2009 @ 9:34 AM

    I’ve never heard of that movie before. That pie turned out looking really good. I’d love to taste it :)

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    Alejandra — September 29, 2009 @ 10:32 AM

    Oh I loved that movie so so so much! It made me so sad to read about what happened to the writer/director/costar Adrienne Shelley.

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    Michelle — September 29, 2009 @ 11:16 AM

    Oh, how fun. I haven’t seen the movie, but it sounds pretty amusing. Great job with your pie!

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    The Duo Dishes — September 29, 2009 @ 11:21 AM

    Waitress was a pretty good movie. Funny! The pie custard sounds interesting and really creamy. Love the experimentation with this one.

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    Manggy — September 29, 2009 @ 6:35 PM

    I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard it’s a real treat for Pie lovers :) And a great one you have here too- love custard in every form! :)

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    VeggieGirl — September 30, 2009 @ 3:14 AM

    HA! Love this :-D

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    Kristen — September 30, 2009 @ 9:05 AM

    That is hilarious! What a fun idea and even better that it turned out!

    and Thanks for your encouraging words, I’m needing it ;-)

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    Alyce — September 30, 2009 @ 4:49 PM

    Hi there, I have just fallen in love w/ your site :) I love this idea of the pies. That movie was cute! I love pie too, lol. I just linked you on my blog too :)

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    Cayla — September 30, 2009 @ 7:01 PM

    Your pie looks absolutely AMAZING! I am definately bookmarking your recipe so I can make this sometime soon.. Although I’m sure it will not look as appetizing as yours!

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    Katrina — October 10, 2009 @ 5:56 PM

    I need to see this movie!