Cooking pie with your sweetie pie is more than pie in the sky, especially if it’s with the apple of your eye! My poetic musing simply reflects the inspiration behind this blog post — a Sunday afternoon of baking with my son!
Mama, shush! Don’t move — don’t even breath! If we’re real quiet we can hear the corn grow — it’s a warm, hot summer night!
After falling asleep to such adorable words, uttered in earnest by my cuddling 7-year-old, waking up to a day with family and baking a rhubarb pie was the kind of stuff that all-American summer dreams are made of.
The down-home comfort was only deepened as I visited my mom’s ladder shelf to pull out my two favorite cookbooks of hers — as you can see they are deeply loved and well-used books, vintage now at this point in their life span.
And, most likely between the pages, the books possess enough collective dashes of flour and spices to bake their own cakes!
I invite you to make your own memories with this recipe, too!
Robin’s Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie
1 c. sugar
½ c. flour
¼ teas. salt
½ teas. nutmeg
1. Pre-heat oven to 400F
2. Blend the dry ingredients
3. Mix the fruit together
4. Stir dry mixture into fruit
5. Pour fruit filling into pie crust
6. Top fruit filling with 2 Tbl. butter
7. Cover with lattice or vented pie shell
8. Cover top pie shell with egg white & sanding sugar
9. Bake for 50- to 55-minutes
In honor of such great memories, I headed over to eBay to find what cool things a “vintage” + “pie” search might turn up, and here are the my most favorite finds! I hope you will make some of these all-too cute items yours just in time to serve-up your cooling summer pie!
Oak Wicker Picnic Basket with Pie Tray: $24.99
Vintage Pie Cookbook: $12.95 (4 available)
Vintage Pie Saver Carrier: $69
Vintage Pie Safe: $19.99
Strawberry Pie Dish: $29.99
Pedestal Pie Plate: $16.49