In the heavily debated war of Cake vs. Pie, I am definitely on Team Pie. Pies are so versatile. They can be fruity, creamy, sweet or savory–and if I’m not mistaken, isn’t pizza technically a pie? And quiche, too!
Plus, I have that whole Bisquick Impossible Pie thing going on.
And they don’t say as “American as chocolate cake,” now do they?
Pie also has this going for it:
But now onto my pie assignment: Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie. Like the Happiness Pie, this has got some interesting stuff floating in it (just not a guy in a bath towel and some gun-happy, latex-clad police officers).
Look, kids! There are melon balls! I love any chance to bust out my melon baller. And there’s gelatin. The secret ingredient is always gelatin.
Let’s get this started!
The mixture tasted really good at this point. So I put it into the fridge and waited for the mixture to “mound.”
I think that this was “mounded.” Maybe a little over-mounded. So I mixed it up a bit. But the more I looked at it, the more it reminded me of the slime that was everywhere in the 80s. Specifically the slime from the He-Man Slime Pit.
To be even more specific, the slime-pit-slime after it had been out of the jar for a little bit and started to gather…things.
The consistency was absolutely barfy. I kept trying to remind myself that the (s)lime mix tasted good; but I seriously got a little nauseated at this point. It was so the slime from my childhood.
But that was remedied once I folded the slime into the beaten egg whites.
I then gingerly folded in the whipped cream and the melon balls and poured the mixture into the pie shell.
After some chilling, some topping with whipped cream (homemade) and sprinkling of coconut, this was the final result:
Anyway, the end result was pretty delicious! It was like a key lime pie that just happened to have some melon balls thrown in; which is odd, but I was surprisingly OK with. They do look kinda cool. And the pie has a frilly crown!
I want to thank Miss Poppy Crocker at Grannie Pantries for submitting this recipe. I am so happy that it was assigned to me.
Kittens, this was just one piece of the PIEATHALON; please go check out the pastries (both savory and sweet) from the other all-star bloggers who participated in this challenge:
- Brian of Caker Cooking – Chess Pie
- Ruth of Mid Century Menu – Avocado Lime Pie
- Mimi of The Retro WW Experiment – Nesselrode Pie
- Erica of Retro Recipe Attempts – Curried Egg Pie
- Jenny of Silver Screen Suppers –Mile-High Lemon Chiffon Pie
- S.S. of A Book of Cookrye — Upside Down Chicken Pie
- Sarah of Directionally Challenged Cooking –Simone’s Pet Strawberry Pie
- Kelli of Kelli’s Kitchen –Butterscotch Pie
- Ashley of A Pinch of Vintage –Schoolteacher Pie
- Poppy of Granny Pantries –Black Bottom Pie
- Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl –Chocolate “Pie”