Monday, January 17, 2011

I´m not just a Cinnamon enthusiast, I´m also a Psychic

Just kidding about the Psychic part...but today while I was driving I randomly got the song F*** You by Cee Lo Green (by the way Gwyneth Platrow did a better job on Glee) in my head. And when I got home I started humming it and my sister was like, “I was singing that in my head while you were driving”. So, I guess we had some sister telepathy going on. Cool, eh?

Well let’s get onto the subject of pie. But before I do, did anyone recodnize the quote I used for the title? No? Yes? Well it’s from Psych, a.k.a. the best TV show EVER! I’m totally in love with James Roday (Shawn Spencer). Well in the episode Dual Spires, Shawn and Gus go to a cinnamon festival and basically everything in the town has cinnamon in it and Shawn and Gus try a cinnamon pie and the way they went on and on about it I knew I had to make it too, but I just didn’t have time. However, the idea for a cinnamon pie has been in my head since that episode aired and I could get it out. Well today I finally did it! I made a cinnamon pie! Granted it’s not the prettiest thing in the world and this is only my second pie and I think, even though it is unfortunate looking, it is one dang good tasting pie! I don’t want to say it was fudgey because it isn’t chocolate, but that’s the consistency it had and mmm I had to stop myself from eating more of it by eating ice cream instead haha. But it is now my goal to perfect this pie because I think it could turn out to be something great. Maybe that could be my new years resolution.

The crust was a tad bit burnt on the top, but that didn't harm
the taste factor of this pie.
 Mmmm cinnamon pie.

Cinnamon Pie
recipe from DVO Recipes 
makes one 9-in pie
serves 8

1 cup sugar
1 heaping Tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 egg, beaten slightly
2 tablespoons oleo, melted (Had no clue what this was, so I used butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk (used 2%)

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together (sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt). Add the egg, oleo, and vanilla. Mix well and add the milk. While stirring, pour into the unbaked pie crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes more. Top will seem loose, but will set up.
adapted from Nabisco World

8 whole HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, finely crushed (about 1-1/4 cups crumbs)

1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/3 tsp cinnamon

  1. Combine ingredients until well mixed.
  2. Place crumbs into prepared pie shell (maybe greese it with some PAM beforehand?) and press firmly.
  3. Cool in the fridge for about 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
serving size: 1/8 pie
Calories 301.9 Total Fat 12.7 g Saturated Fat 0.8 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g Cholesterol 56.5 mg Sodium 196.3 mg Potassium 30.3 mg Total Carbohydrate 45.1 g Dietary Fiber 0.7 g Sugars 36.2 g Protein 3.4 g


  1. This sounds fantastic because I am a cinnamon lover!

    You said you wanted to perfect this pie...what needs perfecting?

  2. The fact that the crust kinda went bonkers and the top kinda seized and shrank towards the middle..just minor stuff. The taste was perfect though!

  3. I loved this pie , it was rich and delicious with a wonderful cinamon flavor to it


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