Today I baked what could be defined as our family favorite. It’s a recipe by all definition and from my best of mother earth perspective totally and completely not healthy. Pre-made Cake Mix, Canned Pie Mix, white flour, white sugar, food dye’s, hydrogenated whatever. The alternative food queen’s nightmare. However the once a year occasion that I make it is probably OK in comparison to so many who eat this way every day.
You also need to know that I totally suck at baking.
There are those who bake and I am not one. I have tried. Oh my – have I tried.
Famous flubs include broiling the martha stewart perfect looking 6 million dollar pie – yup – killed that. To missing ingredients in all kinds of recipe to the infamous salt instead of sugar recipe flub – UGH!!
Yet — this recipe is not rocket science and I can make it successfully each and every time plus it’s positively and suprisingly delicious.
Not being a pumpkin pie eater – or as we referred to it as icky baby poo pie – my ex mother in law made this one year and it’s often been at my Thanksgiving table. All Kudo’s go to her – Thanks Vi!
Since this is also around my Kate’s birthday she often requests it. Thus the event for today!
It’s three layers — a shortbread style bottom, filling and crumble top
The Libby’s Brown Label Pie Mix is typically only around the stores at Thanksgiving so if you make it soon and find you like it – keep a stash can in the pantry.