Friday, May 4, 2012

Frank and the cherry pie

Frank has been craving cherry pie for a few days.
Actually maybe even longer than that.
I remember him wanting cherry pie when he was in the hospital but they only had apple.

So off I went to the grocery store to get the ingredients for a cherry pie.
But I told him that I DO NOT make crust.
I have tried and failed many times.  So I give up.
If he wants home made pie crust then he is on his own.

At the store I bought the refrigerated pie crust as a back up but Frank had been very clear that he did not want that kind of crust.
He wanted home made, flaky crust SO BAD that he was willing to give it a go himself.

As a backup since he was so desperate for a cherry pie he asked me to buy these:

Yes, prepackaged fruit pies.
We have such fond memories of these.
(not as good now, I will warn you)
But Carter and I have still managed to polish off a whole box.
Frank never touched one.

So Frank set to work on the crust and I made the filling (no premade filling for these special pies either)

I'm sorry I don't have any pictures of the finished, baked pie.
But that's because as soon as it was done we began eating it up.

It was amazing.
The crust was so flaky and delicious!
Frank is the new pie crust maker in the house (much to his dismay)
We even went out and bought a pastry cloth today to make it easier.
We are serious now.

I still have 2 refrigerated pie crusts and no idea what to do with them.
But how can I use them when I know I can get a good home made crust from my pastry chef husband?


  1. I've never tried a pie crust because I'm so afraid of them but now I want to give it a go. I love pie more than anything. Even my husband. Heh.

  2. Mmmm, I love cherry pie! I have never made pie crust, always used the refrigerated kinds or Jiffy. You can always make Cinnamon Twists with your box ones...cut the crusts into sticks, sprinkle cinnamon on one side twist it, bake. When it comes out baste with a powdered sugar glaze.