Thursday, January 15, 2009

top-secret pie recipe


When my husband and I were first married, I often tried to impress him with my baking ability. I would whip up some of my perfect chocolate chip cookies or double chocolate brownies.

When I really wanted to prove how much I loved him, I would show him with a cheesecake, a Tiramisu or maybe a decadent trifle.

At first, he would humor me by sampling half a slice. As the years went on, it shrank to a taste, and then came the claims that he wasn't hungry. Hmph! How could he hate my cooking?!?

But after a few years, I slowly started to catch on that his love was pie. Yep. Pie. Tangy, tart, fruity pie. Cherry pie. Apple pie.

Pie? Really?

If I were to eat a slice of cherry pie, I would give myself a point for adding to my daily dose of fruits and veggies. That doesn't even count as a dessert in my book.

But then I realized that I had been depriving him of his most loved dessert. All the birthday cakes, trifles and cookies didn't mean a lick to him. I better learn how to bake a pie!

This task seemed overwhelming at first. Roll the dough. Make the filling. Keep it from burning.

That is, until I came up with my top-secret, highly-confidential cherry pie recipe.

It was my husband's 40th birthday yesterday. He is OLD! Way old! Over the hill! Let's-have-a-mid-life-crisis-and-get-some-bifocals-to-celebrate kind of old!! Fortunately, he is way, way, WAY older than I am and has crossed this milestone a good four months before I will.

So, we celebrated with PIE! Here's the recipe:

1 package of pre-made pie crust (it is sold with two rolled up crusts in one box)
2 cans of cherry pie filling
1 tablespoon of sugar (I don't think he really likes the sugar, but I selfishly throw it on the top to try to make it less tart. Seriously, I can only go so far with this pie thing.)

Put one pie crust in the bottom of the pan. Dump in two cans of filling. Cut cute little heart shapes in the other crust. Put it on top. Sprinkle the sugar on the top crust. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes.


There you go. Pie.

I love you, birthday boy!!

6 comments:

everydayMOM said...

I know you're going to ask about the "Automatic Social Bookmarking" thingy. Ahh... It's something I read about on another web site. I put it on there to see what it was and I haven't quite figured out how to make it go away.

Let's just ignore it and see if it will disappear on its own. Or maybe you could click it, and supposedly it will bring in TONS of traffic!

Megan said...

GASP... that is heaven on earth! It's beautiful! What a lucky hubs!

Anonymous said...

Cute pie! Looks nummy! The hearts really top it off too!
It's also good to know that you both are sooo way way older than me (I don't hit that milestone til next January!)
Have a great day!
Laurel

Wags World said...

You are such a good wife! He looks like a happy birthday old guy!

Katriena Knights said...

Dude! How can you not like pie?!

I can't even believe we're related....

everydayMOM said...

I was kinda hoping that someone would leave me a tip for making a pie that involved a teeny bit more than dumping two cans of pie filling into a pre-made crust.

But maybe this is actually how you are supposed to make pie?!? I should ask my mom instead of boring people with this ridiculous post. She's a pie-maker extraordinaire.

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