Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer

Maren

Maren
I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

COOKIE PIE CRUST FOR A CREAM PIE


I love to make this crust for a cream pie at Thanksgiving.  It is easier than a graham cracker crust and makes a large 10 inch pie or a deep dish 9 inch.  Finely chopped toasted nuts are good in it about 1/4 cup after chopping.  I expecially like toasted almonds.  The browned butter makes a very nice flavor and worth the effort, then you can just finish making the crust in the pan you browned the butter in.


COOKIE PIE CRUST: Melt 1/2 C. real butter in a large saucepan and cook over med heat until it starts to brown a nice carmel color. (this will go fast and you need to watch it carefully or it will brown too quickly and burn)  Remove from the heat and quickly stir in 1/4 C. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1 1/2 C Flour. (add nuts here)  Crumble together and press into a 10 inch pie plate making the sides as even as possible around the top. Bake in a 350 oven for 10-12 minutes or until it starts to brown.



1 comment:

Cori said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHARMAINE!!!!
You are yummy, indeed!