Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lonely Chicago Pie

Reagan and I made this pie a couple of weeks ago (when we were actually in the same state), so I thought I would go ahead and post it here. This is one of the pies that is mentioned in Waitress, and it turned out really well!

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. tapioca flour
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. melted, salted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups 1% milk
1/2 fresh blackberries, lightly mashed
3/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. salted butter

1. Preheat oven to 400.

2. In a large bowl, combine the both sugars, tapioca flour, cinnamon and salt. Add the beaten egg, butter and vanilla.

3. Mix well and add the milk.
4. Stir together well.
5. Pour into the pie crust

6. Bake for 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 and bake 40 minutes.
7. Top pie evenly with lightly mashed berries, return to oven and bake 10 minutes longer.
8. Let cool completely on rack.

9. Melt together chocolate chips and 1 tsp. butter. I added about 1/4 cup of milk to my chocolate chips to help them melt to a more desirable consistency.
10. Pour melted chocolate evenly over baked pie.
11. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
12. Watch it disappear!

The Verdict
This pie was a big hit and not as difficult as I thought it might be when first reading through the recipe. There are a lot of steps, so it is not a good pie if you are in a time crunch. We served the pie with vanilla ice cream, but it could easily stand alone and still be delicious. Also, the blackberries could easily be substituted for strawberries or raspberries, and I would mash them a little bit more than the picture shows in order to get a more even distribution across the pie. I would most certainly make this pie again. Yum!


  1. Guess what I found at the used book store today!!! Waitress on dvd!!! YAY!


  2. This pie is absolutely delicious!

  3. In the pictures, it looks like you added melted chocolate the the bottom layer, but it's not in the instructions. Did you?

  4. Though I can see why you might think that, no, there is no melted chocolate in the bottom layer. I think the colors in the photo are a bit off. The darker color is simply from the brown sugar and cinnamon!