Hey kids! It’s time for the 2017 Pieathlon!
Every year at this time our friend Yinzerella over at Dinner Is Served 1972 lays down a vintage pie challenge. A group of retro food bloggers all submit pie recipes, and like a good gameshow hostess, Yinzerella spins a wheel and doles out assignments. This year, I got what’s behind Door #3! Monty Hall’s Angel Pie.
Of course, because I’m a generally unpleasant person with a vengeful streak I submitted a “Calorie-Wise Dessert” of Fluffy Lime Pies. I pity the blogger who got stuck with that.
Monty’s Angel Pie is a pretty basic recipe for a chocolate cream pie in a meringue shell. Nothing I couldn’t whip up half drunk on a Saturday night, which is exactly what I did.
The instructions were pretty basic. In fact, a little too basic in that they forgot to tell you what to do with the pecan pieces for the crust. Not that it’s hard to figure that out, but they were completely omitted from the process. So I just tossed ’em in and hoped for the best. (This is how my husband approaches our marriage.)
The crust took a little longer to cook than the recipe indicated, and perhaps I whipped up the meringue a bit longer than I should have because there was a significant volume of it, enough to fill the pie dish and a small soufflé dish.
The filling was quick and easy, but I think I fucked up a step because I read the directions of “Whip Cream” as that I was to add the whipped cream to the chocolate. Like I said, bourbon is my sous chef. ZONK!
While the filling firmed up nicely, it wasn’t as fluffy and light as it would have been if I had whipped the cream. Life is full of shoulda, woulda, couldas induced by bourbon. We move on.
Pie complete, I fed it to my unsuspecting neighbor who is a ready and willing experimentation subject. There were no complaints. He wouldn’t dare. I know where he lives.
Recipe from Cookbook of the Stars, Motion Picture Mothers, Inc., 1970
To see the posts of other entries in the Pieathlon visit their websites:
Cheese Meringue Pie at Food and Wine Hedonist
Waffle Pie at Bittersweet Susie
Chicken Sausage Pies at Dinner is Served 1972
Apple Cheese Pie at A Book of Cookrye
Lemon Raisin Pie at Dr. Bobb’s Kitschen
Nutty Caramel Pies at Grannie Pantries
Vintage Apple Pie at Recipes 4 Rebels
Rum Pie at Silverscreen Suppers
Torta di Pisatchhio at Battenburgbelle
Fluffy Lime Pie at Retro Food for Modern Times