first of the pies

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  8 Comments »

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That sweet little sugar pumpkin finally gave up the ghost!  Here is our very first pie of the season.

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It came out of the oven like a rocket entering the atmosphere–cracking and steaming.  The altitude here causes those deep fissures, because the air is so thin and light.  The pie rises fast and high, and halfway through baking looks like it will rise through the top of the oven.

But when the rising agents (like eggs) begin to finish their work, there is nothing to keep pushing it upwards–and it’s mostly full of hot air.  The pie sinks back to a normal size, complete with stretch marks from being expanded to double.  We are left with a pie that looks like the banks of the Rio Grande on a hot summer day.

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It’s all good, because this will cover it anyway, and cracks just give more room to squish whipped cream into.

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Caleb’s piece.  You can see he only likes a little tiny bit of whipped cream.  😉

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Cash and Zia each got their own little pie from the leftover batter.

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Zia eats hers from the middle out…

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and Cash doesn’t see any reason to use a fork…it just gets in the way.  Dig right in, kids!  Make your mama proud.

Pumpkin pie and crust made from this recipe.

8 Responses to “first of the pies”

  1. Your Lion says on :

    and no pics of Dadda’s piece since he scarfed it quicker than… uh… ehh… something really really fast! MMM-MMMM /:O)

  2. Hannah says on :

    looks so good!

  3. mountain girl says on :

    Yup…that first pic shows the NEGATIVE image of Dadda’s piece… 😉

  4. appleshoe says on :

    yum! This was written so playfully. I guess Autumn is agreeing with you up in that high altitude 🙂 Be well.

  5. Mimi says on :

    You’re getting me psyched for Thanksgiving!!

  6. Jennifer Miller says on :

    My daughter brought in a pumpkin pie pumpkin from the garden yesterday and said “here mama make me a pie please!”

  7. mountain girl says on :

    Sweet! Did you make it? 😉

  8. GRANNY says on :

    THAT PIE LOOKS YUMMY.YES I ALWAYS HAD TO HAVE LOTS OF COOL WHIP ON HAND. A LITTLE PIE WITH HIS WHIP CREAM LOL.

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