June 05, 2007

Let Them Eat Pie

This weekend Sweet Hubby and I went to see the movie Waitress. If you haven't seen it, you really should. It is the best movie I have seen in ages. It was playing at our local Art Cinema which was enough to convince Sweet Hubby that he did not want to see it. That makes the fact that he laughed his backside off, that much sweeter. I loved it so much that I would go see it again. Well, if I didn't have to sell a pint of blood just to buy a movie ticket, that is. One bit of bad news, this movie should come with a warning that you will leave the theatre starving. You will be absolutely compelled to go home and make a pie. Here's mine.

Peach Pie with Crumb Topping
5 cups peaches
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 crumb topping
1 pie crust (storebought or homemade, I like Martha's Perfect Piecrust)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine 5 cups blueberries or other fruit with 3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Pour into pie shell; sprinkle with 1/2 recipe Crumb Topping.
Place on foil-lined baking sheet in lower third of oven; reduce heat to 350 degrees;. Bake until fruit bubbles and crust browns, 1 1/2 hours. If topping begins to brown too quickly, tent with foil. Let cool 6 hours.
Crumb Topping:
Makes 2 cups
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces

In a bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup light-brown sugar, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and cinnamon.
Cut 1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter into pieces. With your hands, work in butter pieces, until large clumps form. Divide mixture in half; freeze in plastic storage bags.


  1. I have been dying to see this, but the only theatre showing it is way down in the city. :-(

  2. I so want to see this movie! I saw the trailer and it was really enticing. Plus, who can resist anything that includes pie?

  3. I really want to see that movie too. I heard it was really great!!
    It is playing not far from my house.
    Maybe this weekend. I love peach pie. It looks really good. All of you ladies out in blogland have a best recipes.

  4. Great minds...I blogged on this exact topic yesterday. I plan to see Waitress again and again. It was that good.

  5. Loved that movie! I was so charming and you're exactly right about wanting pie afterwards! I'm definitely going to buy it on video.

  6. Hi Jen

    I'd love to see this movie!

    Your pie looks great!

    Back Porch Musings

  7. Hi Jen,

    It looks like a cute movie. We're so behind our movie going - we just saw Shrek 3.

    Your pie looks scrumptious!


  8. I love peach pie, I might have to try your recipe . It looks yummy in the pic! Who can resist pie. :)

  9. Oh, your recipe looks fantastic! I'm generally not a big pie eater, but I LOVE peach pie.

    Like others, I've been wanting to see this movie too, but haven't found the time. I may end up having to wait for the DVD.

    Just found your blog today and I'll be back! Wonderful ideas here. Oh, and peonies are my favorite too! :)

  10. I love pie and yours looks just delish!! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I think I might give it a try! Really want to see the movie.

  11. I just stumbled onto a pie recipe that was vegan and totally mouth watering. Nathan someone or other plays the doctor in waitress and is soooo hunky. Glad you enjoyed it!

  12. Sounds like a cute movie, Jen. I'll have to find some girls to go with. I can never drag my DH to a chick flick.

    There's always room for peach pie!


  13. Dying to see this as well, now I'll have to drad the hubby along! Your pie looks wonderful *mumbles in Homer Simpson's voice* "Mmmmm,piee"

  14. Haven't seen the movie Waitress yet. My daughter & I are Keri Russell fans though (never missed an episode of 'Felicity' when it was on):-} The pie looks delicious. I've copied down the recipe to try. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Haha - yes! My friend and I went and saw it and then drove around unsuccessfully looking for a place we thought might serve some pie!

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. Your post was the reason we saw this rather than Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Boy was it worth missing those two. It is already on my wish list - I too must have it when it comes out on DVD. It was such a simple movie and yet I find myself thinking about it all of the time. I Wish My Kinds Would Just Get Their Shoes on So We Could Walk to School Pie - apple pie with a crumb topping...


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