Hi everyone. Sorry I have been away!
I have been busy with a new job and things! All is well – I promise!
I am so happy to come back with an awesome recipe test (along with some rad fellow bloggers).
Onto the PIEATHON!!
We each had to submit a vintage recipe – and were give one in return.
One of my FAVORITE blogs Silverscreen Suppers got mine! Check it out!
The assignment I was given was Blueberry Cream Pie from Good Housekeeping’s Party Pie Book (1958)
Luckily this seemed like a simple recipe. I had great plans to make this mid week and to shoot some friends enjoying said pie and that just didn’t happen. I worked the Pinupgirl Clothing Yard sale and shit got crazy. Literally people were acting crazy! (but that is another post for another time)
Here is the recipe I was given:
I gathered my ingredients and just replaced the whipping cream with cool whip – That’s fine, right? I am tired and will have to do. I also got a pre-made crust. God bless AMERICA!
Make the jello instant pudding per recipe directions, you don’t use as much milk because you are going for a custard filling. Then you fold in some whip cream – or in my case – COOL WHIP!
You think that’s enough? I may need to test it!
Then you make the pie filling. I used fresh berries because it is summertime here! Lemon zest always makes everything better!
I pulled the pie crust from the over and the damn thing steamed up my lens!
Put the filling in the crust! Just give me a spoon!
Carefully (it’s hot!) pour the fruit filling on top! Place back in fridge to SET!
So – I did this LATE last night and have no one to test the pie. I am going to take it to work and update the post later!
I am going to take it to work and make my CO-workers partake. I hope I don’t kill them!
I know – I AM SUCH a procrastinator!
Don’t forget to come back and check how this pie came out! There will be an update in this post TONIGHT!
UPDATE – TASTE TEST
I brought the pie into my office for my lovely coworkers! They were brave but also utterly starving! (lunch was over 2 hours late and the natives were getting restless)
Holly : Your pie ROCKS!
Ali : Can definitely taste the lemon – more than the blueberry. It’s good but overwhelming. It’s more custard with blueberries.
Justine : Exactly what she said. A little too mushy for my taste.
Lori : I liked it – it was very Jello-tastic!
Susie (ME) : It tastes like nothing (I ate the whole piece though)
Gretchen : It tastes really familiar. . . I can taste the vanilla. It would be good with a cheesecake base. A little thicker and not so pudding like.
Talia : It had a weird aftertaste. You can taste the fakeness!
The Verdict: I agree it would be better without the crust and just served as a custard. It did not hold its shape well when cut. I may have used a little too much lemon in the sauce and I used fresh blueberries. Frozen may have had a more concentrated flavor. With all that and the reviews being said the general consensus was it was a nice cool treat on a really hot afternoon. It took less than 15 minutes to make and used very easy ingredients. I would totally recommend this for a festive BBQ – especially for someone who doesn’t bake a lot. Thanks so much lady friends for helping me! You are the best!
Office pie eating realness:
Please check out my fellow Pie-a-thon mates below! Recipe swaps are my favorite!
- Dinner is Served 1972 – Melton Mowbray Pie
- The Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en experimented with Swiss Pie With Hot Dogs!
- Pizza Peach Pie brought to us by Mandee at Vintage Recipe Cards
- Saucy Cherie whipped up Prune Whip Pie
- Our old friend Dr. Bobb of Dr. Bobb’s Kitschen brings us Mincey Peach Pie!
- Pasta Cheese Pie is the dish of the day at Yesterday’s Menus
- Ashley over at A Pinch of Vintage made Pecan Pie (I think with ketchup in it…?)
- The BattenburgBelle herself made French Onion Pie
- Kelli’s Kitchen baked a White Christmas Pie
- Retro Recipe Attempts attempted Steak & Mushroom Pie
- Taryn Retro Food For Modern Times traveled to Belgium for Belgian Onion Pie
- Jenny made a Magic Cream Pie over at Silver Screen Suppers
- There’s a Cottage Cheese Apple Pie in Clara’s Heritage Recipe Box
- Poppy of Grannie Pantries serves up a Brandy Alexander Pie
- A Book of Cookrye made up the mysteriously named Gowanda Pie
- RetroRuth at The Mid-Century Menu tried out a Cheese Pie
- Sarah at Directionally Challenged Cooking baked a Fiesta Almond Peach Pie