It's that most wonderful time of the year: the day I present my Pieathalon work, devoid of any context, assuming that everyone already knows what the Pieathalon is or will at least pick up on it quickly enough that I don't need to explain! Okay, I'm trying to be a little better for once, so just in case the Pieathalon is a new concept for you, the delightful Yinzerella of Dinner Is Served 1972 facilitates a recipe exchange among a group of people who blog about old recipes and cookbooks. We all send in our most weird/ entertaining/ delightful (depending on our personalities-- I am sure you can guess which I am if you've ever read this before) vintage pie recipes, receive one in return, bake it, and post our results.
This blog is almost entirely scans of old cookbooks. I only actually cook something once or maybe twice a year, so the Pieathalon is kind of a big deal for me. Plus the infrequency of my cooking posts is a good excuse for why my creations so often end up... well... a little lacking. What was I assigned to
mess up try to make this year?
I was pretty excited to get Avocado Lime Pie from The Nostalgic Cook's copy of The Woman's Club Cook Book (Bryan, Texas, 2nd ed., 1949-50). (The club is still going, by the way!) I love lime, I love cream cheese, and I suspect the flavor of this will be at least cheesecake-adjacent, so I will try not to be too alarmed by the surprise addition of avocado.
- Kelly at The Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en was subjected to the Chocolate Mint Prune Pie I evilly submitted.
- Judy at Book Club Cookbook has a secret: Pumpkin Pie with aSecret.
- Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm tried to make the farm smell better with Cherry Blossom Pie.
- Taryn at Retro Food for Modern Times salad-ified a pie with Easy as Pie Chicken Salad.
- S.S. at A Book of Cookrye made the sweet Honey Fruit Pie.
- Surly at Vintage Recipe Cards got another pie that's hopefully not too crummy, Crumb Pie.
- Jenny at Silver Screen Suppers feels pretty with her Party Pink Pie.
- Greg at Recipes4Rebels got the (hopefully not crummy!) Apple Crumb Pie.
- Yinzerella at Dinner is Served 1972 got the festive Betty Crocker Sombrero Pie.
- Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla had the fancy Lattice Pineapple Pie.
- Dr. Bobb at Dr. Bobb’s Kitschen tried the exotic Empenada Mariscada.
- Battenburgbelle at Kitchen Confidence was hopefully not soured on her Sour Cream Apricot Pie.
- Kari at The Nostalgic Cook found out if Lemon Pie Reliable was really, well, reliable.
Year One: Four-Step Black Bottom Pie
Year Two: Brandy Alexander Pie
Year Three: Lemon Meringue Pie
Year Four: Nutty Caramel Pies
Year Five: Strawberry Ginger Pie