“I bet we been together for a million years, and I bet we’ll be together for a million more…”
Call me old fashioned, but they just don’t make theme songs like they used to anymore. I mean they don’t really make theme songs at all. Who do we call to bring those back? Who is in charge of that? Let’s make that happen. All that to say, this post unfortunately isn’t a salute to the precocious and adorable Alex P. Keaton, but it is a salute to something else we find adorable-pie. Kat and I enlisted the help of our mom and two other sisters to share favorite pie recipes-just in time for Memorial Day. You’re welcome.
We’ll start with the matriarch and go in birth order.
She was a bit nervous sharing a “crunch” recipe and not a traditional pie. It’s like we’ve told her before-there are no rules at Dramatic in the Best Way. If you want to share a crunch, you share a crunch.
Well, there is one rule-ALWAYS consult at least four people before you take the plunge and get a perm.
We wouldn’t be true Georgia gals if one of us didn’t include a peach recipe of sorts. Saralyn wins “Miss Georgia” by sharing the stone fruit of the south in the form of a pie. It’s her mother in law’s recipe, who is actually from North Carolina, but we will let it slide. Peach screams “summer,” so make it sometime soon.
Leila-Caramel Ice Cream Pie
Leila decided to embrace the warm months and share an ice cream pie they like. She said, and I quote, “It’s knock your socks off sweet but very tasty.” You heard it here first, folks.
Here is the the ice cream pie recipe.
Caroline-Lemon Raspberry Mini Galettes
I tried to think of something I like that’s a little different than traditional pie. Bring on the galettes, and make them mini. If you’ve never made one of these, they are simple but different and imperfect but still pretty. You don’t have to perfectly crimp the edges like with a “normal” pie, which takes a little crust pressure off your shoulders. Phew. I made four out of these, but you could get five out of them, but I made the crust on each of mine a little thicker.
-Your favorite pie crust (unbaked), and if you want to roll out a store bought one, you do you.
-2 cups raspberries
-1 1/2 teaspoons fresh juice
-2 Tbs. lemon zest(You could definitely reduce the amount of this, but I like that much.)
-1/4 cup sugar
-1 Tbs. cornstarch or arrowroot starch
-Roll out crust and use a 5-6 inch cutter or something similar (I use a cereal bowl) to get your mini crusts.
-Mix raspberries, lemon juice, zest, sugar, and corn or arrowroot starch.
-Fill each crust leaving a 1 inch border of crust.
-Bring crust to the top and fold.
-Brush crust with an egg wash and top with sugar if you’d like.
-Bake at 375 (best to bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in case of spillage) for about 25 min.
-Best served with ice cream or whipped cream
*Lemon Blueberry is a great combo too.
Kat-Peanut Butter Pie
We had a great aunt, Janelle, who brought peanut butter pie to every family function. And I raged at every family function because of that pie. You just can’t beat it. It’s delicious. It’s simple. And you don’t even have to turn you oven on; although, I did because I’m a sucker for any kind of “specialty” Oreo. These dark chocolate ones beckoned me from the aisle at Kroger and begged to be the crust, but you can absolute buy a pre-made graham cracker crust (Janelle’s go to) or a pre-made chocolate crust (my mom’s go to).
Pulse 25 Oreos of your choice in a food processor. Add 4 Tbsp of melted butter. Press moistened crumbs into a pie pan and bake at 350 for 7 minutes. Let it cool completely. With a mixer, combine 1/2 c. peanut butter, 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar, 8 oz cream cheese softened. Once combined, fold in half a container of thawed Cool Whip. Spoon peanut butter mixture onto pie crust and let it set in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Top it with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chocolate shavings, peanut butter cups, the sky is the limit really. My favorite Atlanta restaurant has peanut butter pie for dessert, and they put a blueberry compote on it for a PieB&J. Nailed it.
Sha la la la,