Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S.
This is traditionally a day for stuffing our faces with all sorts of comfort food. I just read a statistic that says Americans consume over 3000 calories on Thanksgiving. That’s a lot of pie.
Don’t tell anyone, but pie is not my favorite dessert. If it doesn’t have frosting (butter-cream, not that cream cheese or whipped cream bullshit) I’m not a fan.
Despite my lack of love for pie, I am OK at making the traditional Thanksgiving pies. Pie filling is actually super easy to do. OK, it’s only easy because you mostly open up some cans and pour that into a pie crust.
Pie crust is something that I will never, ever, ever try to make from scratch. You remember my bread disaster?
My father in law requested cherry pie for tomorrow so I decided to give that a try. My plan was to use one of those pie crusts that you can just unroll and place on top of the filling. Like this.
When I tried to unroll the pie crust, it started to come off in chunks.
What to do? What to do?
I ended up using the pig cookie cutter I had and placed those little guys on top of the cherries. Then I egg washed them and placed cinnamon and sugar on top. Not to brag, but. I think the pie came out looking pretty good.
I’m calling it Piggy Pie, in honor of how much we will be pigging out.
I hope it tastes alright.