Thursday, July 24, 2008

Can I Take Your Order?

I was browsing the Q&A section of Yahoo a few days ago when I saw a rather interesting question - did anyone have a recipe for Lonely Chicago Pie?. Never having heard of that particular recipe, but unwilling to let it go (yes, I'm stubborn like that!) I did some Google-ing and discovered (as most of you already know) that it was an imaginary recipe from the movie Waitress - which is still on my to-do list! However, I was not completely at a loss... made-up the pie may be, but I had a description! Pairing that with the iota of culinary knowledge that I had, and presto! a new, copycat-but-not-really concoction was born!

Now normally I wouldn't pass on a recipe without testing it, but this just sounded too good to pass up! Besides, the main component of the pie is a tried and tested recipe from my grandma, so I doubt it's too far removed from it's tasty self! If you're looking for more pie recipes from the movie, someone put together this handy site with some of the other offerings!

Lonely Toronto (or Chicago) Pie
Serves 12
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp tapioca flour
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp melted, salted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
1 (9 or 10 inch) unbaked deep-dish pie crust
1/2 cup fresh strawberries or blackberries, lightly crushed
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp salted butter

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, tapioca flour, and cinnamon.
  3. Add the beaten egg, butter, and vanilla. Mix well, and add the milk.
  4. Pour mixture into crust.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350F and bake 40 minutes.
  6. Top pie evenly with crushed berries, return to oven and bake 10 minutes longer.
  7. Let cool completely on rack.
  8. Melt together chocolate chips and 1 tsp butter, pour thoroughly over baked pie.
  9. Allow to chill in fridge before serving.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 296.7
Total Fat: 13.8 g
Cholesterol: 25.1 mg
Sodium: 191.9 mg
Total Carbs: 42.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
Protein: 3.1 g

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the link. I have a friend who has an Oscar party every year and we have to make food to bring that came from movies. A pie from the movie would be perfect!


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