Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gingerbread Pie with Marshmallow Meringue





In life there are things that I would like to send back, do they make me your weirdo?


I will share my little list with you…


My list

1. Monkey’s
2. Nutella
3. Blow Drying my Hair
4. Angry toddlers with Attitude







Let’s start with the monkey. I cannot bear to see these little creatures walking around picking things up like they are human. Monkey’s you officially freak me out. I would like to give you back to the factory, but I fear you might take over the factory, and start producing things that would end up defeating the humans, thus becoming rulers of the earth – so I will put up with you.



Second is Nutella, yes I said it…so there. Nutella I would like to give you back to whatever person thinks there is just a dang “hint” of cocoa in it. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice and I must have had too much wine...shocking







Next is blow drying my hair, forget the diet pill - can I please order a pill that makes my hair done every morning? Speaking of pills, can I please order another that if I am forced to blow dry my hair makes me not start sweating half way through the process, thus increasing the blow drying portion of the morning. Blow dryer, I would like to give you back - thank you.



Last thing is an angry toddler, that knows just enough to be dangerous…a mother’s pride is never more injured than when she gets smacked in the face by a screaming toddler in a line of fifty or so people. Be calm - Be calm, smile for all the judging people while you die inside a little bit.



I am so rambling. Let's get on to my second recipe from Sprinkles Bakes (I am not a stalker I swear..well maybe..just a little)







INGREDIENTS (PIE)

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup molasses (not black strap)
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 1/2 tbsp flour
pinch of salt
2 tsp ground ginger (or more to taste)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 9" ready-made pie shell



INGREDIENTS (MERINGUE)

3 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 -7oz. jar of marshmallow fluff







DIRECTIONS (PIE)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Using a hand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar and molasses until creamy. Add flour, salt and spices; mix again until combined. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix until a consistent batter forms. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake for 50-55 minutes until custard has set and is not jiggly in the middle when moved.







DIRECTIONS (MERINGUE)

Beat egg whites, vanilla and salt at high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar 1 tbsp at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.


Beat in 1/4 of the marshmallow fluff. Repeat with remaining fluff until meringue is well mixed and fluffy.

Heap meringue in the middle of the cooled pie and swirl with the back of a spoon or spatula. (I used chopsticks and a large serving fork to make stripes – more ridges = better color) Bake at 400 until browned. My meringue stayed nice for over 48 hours.







Hopefully this pie makes up for my weirdness…if not just send attitude heavy toddler monkeys with blowdryers and nutella to my house...that will teach me.



45 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That pie is a real beauty! That filling is very interesting and the meringue must be incredibly fluffy.

Cheers,

Rosa

SprinkleBakes said...

I love what you did with the meringue - chopsticks!?! You are a smarty pants. And I mean that in the very best way! Thank you, thank you!

P.S. I'm right there with you on the monkeys and hairdryers. Nutella...meh, I could take or leave. :)

chrischaos said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm im so hungry now :(

Jade said...

That pie looks so good! I am totally with you on the hair drying. Doing it everyday gets old.

Val said...

Jennifer, your pie looks so amazing.

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

This sounds amazing!! Beautiful photos too!!

PALATABLE said...

This is awesome, love the filling too..

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Avril said...

OMYumminess!!! This pie looks AMAZING!

So fun to find your blog.....I look forward to browsing through it further!
Happy New Year!
~avril :-)

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Ha! Your blog post had me cracking up today! This pie looks great!

Fashion Meets Food said...

One of my college friends use to make gingerbread pies every year for Christmas. They were so heavenly and amazing. Love your recipe. I am definitely making this next year!

xo

jaimeb said...

I hear you on 3 and *definitely* agree on 4, but 2 makes me sad and 1 definitely confirms you're a weirdo. Just kidding -- yer the best, Furla! And I'm totally making this pie. Thanks!

~Jaime

Tiffanee said...

Love the list. This pie looks amazing!!

cindy said...

Love ginger anything. This has got to be yummy!

Tracy said...

This looks so good! Love the meringue on top...yum!!

Meg Johnston said...

Sounds awesome :)

This post made me laugh, and monkeys freak me out too.

Rick said...

This is something I would make. Scratch that, something I would pay big bucks for.

Kathleen said...

Oh man this pie sounds awesome!

Velva said...

Your post made me smile...I think with a big slice of this pie, the stars will align. The pie is stunning. Very nice.

Happy New Year!

Velva

Reeni said...

Just when I thought I had seen all things gingerbread you come along with this pie! This insanely delicious looking pie! Monkeys are...weird...but please don't send back Nutella..!

teresa said...

haha, you totally made me laugh, especially with your monkey comment, they really are freaky aren't they!

i've really tried to like nutella too, i want to like it, seems like all the cools kids do, but i just can't get myself there.

now this pie, this pie i would keep! delicious!

Missy said...

That pie looks soooo prefect and Yummy. I would NOT want to touch it for like an hour then I would eat the whole thing. Lol

Peace
Missy

HollyL said...

I LOVE the photos ... the pie looks AMAZING and you crack me up!! Love it!

aipi said...

Very tempting..I am literally drooling..no kidding:)


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Peggy said...

What a beautiful pie! I'm sure it's nothing but delicious!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

ha ha ha! Dying inside!! Well I think I am your weirdo and your stalker now - your pics keep getting better and better! Thanks for sharing such a scrumptious recipe and Happy New Year!!

Holly said...

love the list but this pie{yum} looks fabulous!!!

Pam said...

Nutella? I'm sorry. We must agree to disagree.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

I share some of your list but can't share mine cause it's all my family. They'll kill me if they found out!
Love your pie, it's just exquisite with the marshmallow meringue!
Happy 2011 to you and loved ones.

Kim said...

Holy cow girly! I'm loving that pie. How fun is that marshmallow meringue? I'd like to dive right into that, head first. Does that make me a wierdo? LOL!

Hope you're enjoying the holiday season. Happy New Year!

Michele said...

I've never seen marshmallow meringue, how fun. I love gingerbread too, I may have to try this one.

P.S. Your quotes are great.

Josie said...

OMG, yum! And I'm pretty sure we have the same dishes. Staccato from Crate & Barrel?

Jen said...

Looks like I have to print off another recipe tonight!! YUMM!!!

Happy Wednesday Darling! xo

Oh, and I'm doing a perfume giveaway right now if you're interested!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Hilarious, about he monkeys! ...And for the angry toddlers, all the mothers in that line were more likely sympathizing, not judging! ;)

I love all things gingerbread. This looks divine!

Monet said...

Smile. Monkeys kind of disturb me too. I loved reading your post...and this pie looks AMAZING. I want a slice right now. You tempt me too much! Thank you so much for sharing with me. I hope you and your family have a happy New Year!

Daisy said...

girlll, I hear you on the blow dryer rant. Though I did get a new T3 for Chrismas and it is awesome, soo I guess I'll keep it.

pie looks amazing.

Ali said...

Beautiful pie!

I'll throw my flat iron in while we're at it.

Allison said...

I hate drying my hair too. I will put it up wet everyday to avoid the blow dryer.

Anyway, your pie looks divine! I always love your pictures.

vanillasugar said...

yes indeed, your pie is fabulous. must give this one a go! happy new year to you!

Cake Duchess said...

Gorgeous pie! Happy New Year Jennifurla-happy to have crossed paths with you recently. Much love!
Lora

Christy said...

Ummm....yum! Your food,literally, always looks too good to eat! The good news I can probably make one of these look a lot uglier on this end, so I'd be able to eat mine. ;o) ....Saving this link for sure!

Sue said...

This was so funny that I shared it with my husband:) Your post is part of our NYE festivities...ha ha, exciting:) Loved seeing your take on this recipe~beautiful!

Lori said...

This pie looks fabulous! I mean really, really fabulous.

.... Nutella...really?...

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

Sounds and looks delicious. I can almost smell the yumminess!

Junko said...

This looks divine!

Monica H said...

Monkeys- I used to love them. Still like them- don't love them.

Nutella- Like it, not love. Definitely more than a "hint" of cocoa.

Blow dryer- HATEhaving to dry my hair too. I usually turn on a fan too because I start sweating.

Pie- Looks incredible. I want a spoonful of that meringue!