Friday, October 1, 2010

A YUMMY "THANK YOU"

On Monday of this week, two of our friends helped me in a BIG way!! The new Gorilla "Playset" ("Jungle Gym" to us older folk) that we ordered for our boys, was delivered. Since it was delivered (in the rain BTW) while my husband was at work, two of our friends, Jim Usas and Keith Myers, were kind enough to come and help me out. Once the work was done, I gave them both a big hug and told them I would be baking them cupcakes as a thank you.

Then, I had a better idea...
Just a little back-story... earlier this year, I was seriously craving a Sugar Cream Pie. It's a dessert that I enjoyed while growing up, and I hadn't had one in a LONG time. Then much to my delight, I opened my new issue of Country Living (sorry, I can't remember what month) and there it was - a recipe for "Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie". It was definitely a sign, since I am a Hoosier born and bred. I made one back then for my Bunco friends, and they all really enjoyed it, so I thought it would be perfect for this occasion.

So instead of cupcakes for Jim and Keith, I decided to bake two Hoosier Sugar Cream Pies.
I gathered all the needed ingredients.
I then combined ALL the ingredients.
Then mixed them.
Then poured them into the pie-crusts, and...
sprinkled them with sugar and cinnamon.
After about an hour (can you imagine how absolutely yummy my house smelled?), I took them out of the oven and...
let them cool on wire racks. Good thing I put them on a cookie sheet, since one of them spilled over a little bit.

Now, you know me, I couldn't just show up with a plain pie. While the pies were cooling, I did a little paper crafting on my Cricut.

All ready for delivery.

I delivered them last night right after dinner so Jim and Keith and their families would have a yummy dessert.

Now here's the recipe if you want to make this pure Yumminess...

2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 3 tbs for sprinkling
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (9") store-bought piecrust
(**note - I didn't pay close attention to this particular ingredient and bought a 9" pre-made graham cracker pie crust. If I were to do it again, I would probably still buy the graham cracker pie crust, but 10" rather than 9".)
1 tbs unsalted butter
(**note - since I bought the wrong pie crust, I didn't need butter)
1 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For filling: In a medium bowl, combine heavy cream, flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of sugar, milk and vanilla.
2. Fit crust into a 9" pie pan and dot bottom with butter. Pour filling into crust. Combine cinnamon and remaining 3 tbs of sugar to sprinkle on top. Bake pie until set and center is firm to touch, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack.

Hope you try it. It's so very easy, and so very delicious.

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8 comments:

Alison said...

Wow! That looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Janet said...

Mmm, that looks delicious! I'm loving the thankyou you added to the top, so impressive! Thanks for the great idea!

Jami said...

Food gifts are MY FAVORITES!!! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-packages-party-3.html
smiles!

Krista said...

That looks delicious! Love the design you put on the top of the pies. Thanks for following me and I would love to follow you :)

Alexis said...

Looks amazing!

Lacey said...

I am definitely putting a big ol' star on this recipe. I'm putting the ingredients on my shopping list as soon as I post this. Looks yummy. And the decoration is adorable. I have a cricut on it's way - I just bought one yesterday on HSN. You just got me even more excited to play with it!

Denise Marie said...

what a treat..they R gonna be thrilled.

Jami said...

Love it everytime I see it! So glad you stopped by and linked up!
smiles!

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