Thursday, September 18, 2008

Regarding Pie

There has been some serious falling down in the Low Carbohydrate Diet Department, thanks to Amy's Pie Crust...

I already told you about the blackberry:

Which was met with rave reviews by my toughest critics:

Today, an $.87 pumpkin from The Walmarts became this...

It's the best pumpkin pie I've ever tasted. In fact, it's so good that I decided to wait an extra day or two to become skinny again.

I made the mistake of reading the sweetened condensed milk can label.

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY grams of carbs from that ingredient alone. Wow!

I'll just have to feed the rest to my kids - QUICK!

Thanks again, Amy!

Oh, and by the way, I made the crust yesterday and I quadrupled the recipe, divided it into eight portions and froze them. This morning, I got one out and let it warm up a little on the counter and rolled it out between sheets of plastic wrap. It's just as fantastic as it was on the blackberry pie! I'm guessing you could keep it in the freezer for a while.

You know... just in case a small pumpkin falls into your cart at The Walmarts.


  1. all your talk about pie!! guess what i have on my counter?? an apple one - still warm with one big piece out of it (hmmmm, guess who just got home)?? and, i froze some dough just to try it . . . can't wait!! thanks for the tip!

  2. Oh - I'm super happy to hear about freezing the dough! That makes me even extra eager to try it. And, if it makes you feel better, I'm happy to sacrifice myself and JOIN YOU in waiting a couple of extra days to get skinny too!!

  3. Ha! I'm glad I could return the favor, Amy. It's about time I inspired you to bake something... you're always doing it to me! =)

    Tami, knowing you are putting off "the slim" with me makes me feel better... sort of... so sorry to be a bad influence! =)

    Love you, girls!

  4. That blackberry pie looks AMAZING! I think I might look like your little guy if I could have some; I would dive right in! :)

  5. Thanks, Cindy! It was, in fact, as good as it looks. My only regret is that we made it with the LAST blackberries of the season...
    No more until next year!