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Pieathalon 2018 – Meet Crazy Neighbor Dude

August 20, 2018

As y’all might recall, once a year I participate in Dinner is Served 1972‘s pieathalon with a bunch of other vintage obsessed food bloggers. We swap recipes and bake what we’re assigned. Because I’m a Class A bitch, I always submit something horrible for someone else to make. That’s how I roll. This year I offered up “Cool Mint Cookie Pie” which I’m pretty sure tastes like tinted green sadness. In return I received Dutch Peaches and Cream Pie.

According to the Googles, there’s nothing Dutch about a Dutch pie. And honestly, there’s nothing about this pie that made me want to eat it. That’s where Crazy Neighbor Dude comes in.

I’m super lucky, given that I’m a Class A bitch, to have good neighbors on both sides of my home. On one side the kids babysit my dogs when I’m out of town, and on the other side Crazy Neighbor Dude is my safety net. He’s scared off whackjobs from my yard, taken me to the ER, and has actually babysat me. In exchange, I bake for him. He gets cookies, cupcakes and I even got him his own pie plate that he drops off to have refilled with homemade pecan pie. The poor bastard I’m married to doesn’t get the same kind of homebaked love. (Class A bitch, remember?)

So, this recipe is pretty simple. Even easier when you half-ass it like I did. The pie crust came from the Pillsbury Doughboy and the peaches came pre-sliced in a can.

Pre-sliced peaches FTW

Throw on some sugar, flour and cinnamon

Slather it up with sour cream and a little more cinnamon sugar

Baked up and oozing.

And then delivered it to Crazy Neighbor Dude! Btw… I have him so well trained that all I have to do is text him the word “Driveway” and he comes running.

Meet Crazy Neighbor Dude. Yes, that’s a cannon in his yard.

Crazy Neighbor Dude’s official review:

Just had a slice of pie, still slightly warm and I gotta say! It tasted classic. Warm peach is always delicious. The top layer was quite tricky on the eyes. Lol. It looks like it’d be crusty but when I cut into it it was very soft. Lol. The texture is quite amazing. It has a perfect amount of crunch to it.

So… there you have it. Crazy Neighbor Dude approved.

5th Annual Pieathalon Pieathletes

Dinner Is Served 1972
Kate’s Pie

Kelli’s Kitchen
Chocolate Mousse Pie
Dr. Bobb
Dr. Bobb’s Kitschen
Ritz Cracker Mock Apple Pie
Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en
Marguerite Patten’s Cheese Pie
Silver Screen Suppers – The Wonderful World of Film Star Eating and Drinking
Sweet Onion Pie
The Nostalgic Cook
Poppy Crocker
Granny Pantries
Strawberry Ginger Pie
The Battenburg Belle
Battenburg Belle
Frosty Vanilla Pie
Mock Pecan Pie
Vincent Price Pineapple Meringue
Culinary Adventures With Camilla
Peaches and Cream Tart
Peter Fuller, Curator of Vincent Price Legacy UK
The Sound of Vincent Price & Vincent Price Legacy UK
Puddin n’ Pie
Renee Quintana
Tortillas and Honey
French Raspberry Pie
Unofficial Mad Men CookBook
Aloha Meringue Pie
Retro Mimi
Once Upon a Salad
The Millionaire
Vintage Cookbookery
Yul Brenner’s Walnut Pie
A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tyler Pie
Clara Silverstein
Olde English Egg Nog Pie
A Book Of Cookrye
Cool Mint Cookie Pie
Eliot’s Eats
Apricot Meringue Pie
Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
BookClub CookBook
Weight Watchers “Almost a Pie”
Greg Swenson
Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie
Homicidal Homemaker
Lemon Beer Sponge Pie

16 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2018 12:19 pm

    LOVED the pic of Crazy Neighbor Dude with his cannon and your pie! Loved the posting!

  2. August 20, 2018 1:29 pm

    I love how you shared the pie with your neighbor! I had a blast doing this year’s challenge because of course I have been doing it for all the years, like you, I understand the funny side of submitting a crappy pie for someone to make………..this year, my submission was a Mock Apple Pie made with Ritz Crackers! Loved the post and I’ll see ya next year!

  3. wendyklik permalink
    August 20, 2018 1:42 pm

    What a fun post. The pie sounds pretty good to me.

  4. August 20, 2018 3:56 pm

    It’s nice that you got one that is pretty easy to put together. That’s a good idea to give away Pieathalon pies to the neighbors, although I would probably end up making enemies if I did that.

  5. August 20, 2018 5:04 pm

    I have had blueberry pies with that type of sour cream topping, so I can see how it would work with peaches. Your Crazy Neighbor Dude seems awesome! I really appreciate the juxtaposition of the “Welcome” sign and the cannon. “Welcome! Beware!”

    • August 20, 2018 7:35 pm

      Crazy Neighbor Dude was very excited that you totally got it! 😉

  6. eliotthecat permalink
    August 20, 2018 10:12 pm

    I love your crazy neighbor dude and glad he enjoyed the pie.

  7. August 20, 2018 10:33 pm

    I love Crazy Neighborhood Dude’s review; he was very thoughtful! I am adding this recipe to my list– the simplicity sounds like something I’d want to make on a “lazy” weekend!!

  8. August 21, 2018 12:28 am

    I love how happy your neighbor looks to get a pie! Also that he has a fricken cannon spotlighted in front of his house. That pie looks so pretty. Also, I read the article you linked to and for some reason had a fit of immaturity and laughed more than I should have at this sentence: “The Dutch are and were very fond of nuts.”
    Thank you for the recipe! It was an adventure with a surprisingly happy ending!

  9. August 22, 2018 12:39 am

    The “Dutch” might be Pennsylvania Dutch, which is actually German. No matter. Crazy Neighbor Dude is one lucky fella!

  10. September 2, 2018 7:30 pm

    The pie actually sounds quite good. Crazy Neighbor Dude is lucky to have you as his neighbor.


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