Friday, July 9, 2010

Time For Pie

The movie Waitress is about a young woman expecting a child and trapped in an unhappy marriage. She is also an amazing pie baker. She creates her recipes and names the pies after things happening in her life. For example, she names her pies things like “Fall in love chocolate pie”, “Naughty Pumpkin Pie” or “Bad Baby Quiche”. This movie is a great comedy and actually very touching. I adore this movie and shared it with a friend of mine while making these recipes to go along with the theme. I hope you’ll give both the movie and these pies a chance.

“Unexpected Guests Tart Appetizer”

(three ingredients that are always in my kitchen)

Filo tart cups (my new favorite thing to keep in my freezer, they have a million uses)
Leftover meat (I had a piece of steak left from dinner earlier in week, any meat will do)
Cream cheese (I used chive cream cheese but plain would work well too)

Place filo cups on baking sheet. Put small amount of cream cheese in each cup. Place a bite sized piece of meat on top of cream cheese. Bake for 10 minutes in 350 degree oven and serve warm. Perfect little bite for unexpected guests that makes you look like a master chef.
“Come Home to Mama Chicken Pot Pie”
(Comforting and a good way to get college kids to visit)

2 chicken breast (skinless, boneless)
1 large potato
1 cup corn (I used leftover corn that was fresh cut off the cob and sautéed with a red pepper, frozen works)
½ red pepper
1 cup peas
1 large can cream chicken soup
1 cup half and half
1 pkg puff pastry
1 egg
Salt/pepper (this dish can take a lot of pepper)
4 oven safe bowls 6 to 8 oz each
Take puff pastry out of freezer to thaw on counter. Boil chicken breasts til no longer pink, remove from pot and cool. Cut potato into half inch pieces. Sauté potatoes in pan with 2 tbl of olive oil and 2 tbl butter til fork tender. Cut chicken into half inch bite sized pieces. Add chicken, corn, peppers, and peas to potatoes and add salt and pepper. Stir in approximately 12 ozs cream of chicken soup (about ¾ of the large can) and 1 cup half and half and heat mixture until hot.

Spread out puff pastry on floured board. Turn bowl upside on pastry and cut around bowl leaving a small edge. Cut four circles from pastry. Spray bowls with non stick spray and fill with chicken mixture. Beat egg in small bowl. With a pastry brush, brush egg around lip of bowl for pastry to stick to. Cover bowl with pastry circle and form to bowl. When all four bowls are covered, brush with egg. Cut a small slit into each pot pie and bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown.

Delicious homemade comfort food that looks as good as it tastes. Sure fire way to get busy young adults to come home to eat.

“Too Tired To Bake Chocolate Pie”

6 mini graham cracker crusts
1 pkg pudding (I’m using cook and serve chocolate pudding; I like the cooked pudding better)
4 pretzels
Berries for garnish
Prepare pudding according to package and put into fridge to set up. Crush pretzels in plastic bag. Fill crusts with pudding, sprinkle with crushed pretzels and garnish with berries. Easy dessert that tastes great and is the perfect size after a family meal.

We had a great time watching the movie Waitress and eating these pies. I hope you’ll take a relaxing afternoon and try both the movie and recipes. Let me know what you think!


  1. everything looks and sounds delicious!!

  2. I live in the U.K and have not heard of this film. I would love to watch it, so will be keeping my eye out for it. Thank you for sharing.


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