Sweet as Pie

by Stefani on 6-May-2008

Well well well! Your mamas sure had a lot to say, now didn’t they?
I have gotten such a kick out of all the responses to our little contest. Keep ’em coming!

I wanted to share something with y’all, that I just know you’re going to love.

Last week a sweet blog friend, Collins, sent me a recipe for a pie that I knew I had to try right away.

I did, and sure enough it’s every bit as good as it sounds and THEN some.

It goes like this:

Vidalia Onion Pie

1 1/4 cups ritz cracker crumbs
2 cups thinly sliced vidalia onions
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk (full fat, of course)
3/4 t. salt
dash of pepper
1/4 – 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
Mix together cracker crumbs and 1/2 stick of melted butter. Press into a 8″ pie plate. Chill. Saute onions in 2 T. butter until soft. Spoon into crust. Mix lightly beaten eggs with milk, salt, and pepper and pour over onions. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serves 4-6.

Of course, Collins is a Georgia girl, so when she thinks “sweet onion” she thinks Vidalia. Being a Texas gal myself though, I was hoping to use 1015s or Noondays, but found neither. I settled for something called a Texas Dandy, and was really pleasantly surprised. The result was a very mild, yummy savory pie.

We ate it with steak and salad for dinner, and then all by itself for lunch the next day. Heaven. Pure D.

So, in honor of all things pie, and in the hopes that more of you will dig out your pie recipes and share them, I’ve created the new Blue Yonder Pie List over on the side bar.

Got a pie you love? Post it on your blog, then leave a comment here or over on the pie list, and I’ll add you to the list!

If you don’t have a blog, but you DO have a wonderful pie, email the recipe to me here: blueyondergirl (at) mac (dot com). We’ll try it out and post it up!

Now, get out those recipe boxes!

suzy May 6, 2008 at 8:28 am

What about your recipe for “Eggy Pie” from a former post? Every time I see a recipe for Quiche, I think of that nickname. So cute!

Sandy May 6, 2008 at 11:16 am

I recently tried your frozen yogurt pie, it was great! Thank you.
I’m sure I’ve got some good pie recipes that are worth digging out.

collins May 6, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I’m so happy you loved it, and even happier to see the pie list!!! I think Will’s peanut butter pie is next on the list. My oldest is named Will, and his favorite thing in the world are peanuts. Good thing, Plains is just down the street.

molly May 7, 2008 at 7:38 am

oh yum! I was going to make a zucchini bacon quiche for dinner, but maybe i’ll scrap it for this! I love the pie list idea. Can’t have too many ideas for good pies.

Different topic…I’m looking at your sidebar of music. I ready for some new, good music. Any suggestions. Anything new you’ve discovered that I must hear? do tell.

MadWoman May 7, 2008 at 11:21 am

That sounds like on heck of a scrumptious pie. Can’t wait to try making it. Tell me though, will it keep my husband at bay?

OMSH May 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm

I will have you know that I once sang on the back of a flatbed trailer at the Noonday Onion Festival. Yep, my aunt was about to fall off the back on the bench of a makeshift piano and my uncle was on guitar.

Grandpa was judging that year – and he ate more onions than is probably good for one’s gut.

We all did.

I’ll be in Tyler this weekend. Need me to gather you up some onions?

jackie May 8, 2008 at 10:14 am

Pie list, I love that. And the onion pie will be on the menu at my house soon! Now I’ve got to get busy on a pie for the list.

Diane May 13, 2008 at 3:51 am

All right, ma’am, I have posted about chocolate cream pie today!

susan May 23, 2008 at 10:34 pm

oh yum! i will have to try this

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