Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cinnamon Pie

I can't tell you how great it is to be back! i apologize for the absence. My virus protection program decided that the sign in page of blogger was unsafe for a while. But it's officially safe again and I'm back in business!!
The perfect recipe to start off my Winter baking and Christmas preparation is this cinnamon pie. I originally saw it on a show called psych and immediately decided i would have to recreate it. So after searching for recipes i decided to combine the recipe for buttermilk pie with a cinnamon pie recipe on The result was a delicious warm dessert full of cinnamon flavor, or as my sister Gretchen called it, Cinnamon toast. So for those of you who are a fan of the cereal you should definitely give this a try!

 I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving! there is so much to be thankful for and i am glad that i was able to spend this holiday with my family in Oregon. Where, as usual we had a huge feast including four pumpkin pies, one apple, 2 cheese cakes, and my cinnamon pie for dessert. I could definitely see this pie being a new tradition! Unfortunately not everyone, well, pretty much no one, got to try it since it was very undercooked; which we discovered after cutting into it. The two main reasons for this, i believe, we're the fact that i used margarine instead of butter and the altitude. I forgot to adjust the time and temperature...whoops! though it was definitely not a perfect result i did manage to save it by sticking it back in the oven. Next time i will stick to the recipe and test it with a toothpick before serving.

Cinnamon Pie
Adapted from Vintage victuals and Sharon miller on

1 single, pie crust (store bought works fine, but home made preferred)
1 1/2 C. Sugar, granulated
3/4 C. Buttermilk
1/2 C. Pancake mix
1/2 C. Butter, melted and cooled.
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
Pinch of Salt
2 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Pre-bake pie crust at 450 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until it no longer looks doughy but isn't browned.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together in an electric mixer until combined. Pour into pie shell.
Reduce oven temperature to 400 and bake pie for 15 minutes. Reduce the temp. to 350 degrees and continue baking for 45 minutes more or until pie is set and golden. if unsure test with a toothpick, it should come out with a few crumbs.

Serve with a warm cup of coffee or some vanilla ice cream, and Enjoy!!

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