Thursday, May 26, 2011

I Don't Want Earl's Baby Pie

The first time I saw the movie "Waitress" I spent most of my time staring at Nathan Fillion, but still came away craving pie.  Well, pie and Nathan Fillion.  The second time I saw the movie -- a couple of weeks ago -- I looked at it from an entirely new perspective.  Sure, I still like Fillion, but with my weekly fix of "Castle" always a certainly, this time I studied those pies.  As a food blogger I'm always looking for something new and different to prepare.  These pies intrigued me.  The names alone are delightfully attention-grabbing, the combination of ingredients unique.

This evening seeking something savory over sweet, I chose to make the quiche-type pie redolent of smoked ham and Brie cheese.  Rich, creamy, and delicious I found this to be a real winner.  To be fair, I will add that while Jim liked it well enough, he dubbed it "not one of his favorites" for reasons he couldn't quite explain.  I suspect it may have been too much Brie.  He likes Brie as much as I do, but generally the savory pies I bake contain Gruyere. I think the Brie substitution just didn't quite sit right with his expectations of what a quiche should be.  Try this for yourself (cut small slices, it is very rich) and let me know what you think.  Enjoy yours while watching "Waitress," and stay tuned for more pies from the movie coming soon!
Waitress (Widescreen Edition)
I Don't Want Earl's Baby Pie a.k.a. Bad Baby Pie
1 pie crust
4 Tbs. butter
3 slices ham
8 green onions
1 cup Brie cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
4 eggs
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover pie crust with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 minutes more. Remove crust and reduce heat to 325 degrees. Julienne ham. Chop green onions. In skillet, saute ham until edges brown. Remove and set aside. Saute onion until tender. Remove with slotted spoon and combine with ham. 

Spread sauteed ham and onion on the bottom of the baked pie crust. 
Spread Brie over ham mixture.
Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Combine eggs, cream and nutmeg; pour over cheeses. Bake 30 minutes or until set. 
Cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve.

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Lyndsay Wells said...


I am licking my chops - this looks divine. I love that it has brie in it.

Awesome recipe, I'm saving it!

Kathleen said...

It looks delicious, and very rich! A small piece and a big salad sounds good!

Casey R said...

This looks amazing. That movie is one of my top 10 favorites ever. It makes me laugh and the pies look divine. Thanks for posting this. I'm going to attempt it one day. :)

I found your blog on Little Brick Ranch Foodie Friday. I hope you can check my blog out too.


Mimi said...

I'll take a piece.

Lynn said...

This sounds and looks absolutely delicious. The cream, the Parmesan, the ham -- what's not to like? Too bad your hubby wasn't crazy about it. Oh well, more for you :)

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

OK.. I love Nathan Fillion, love Brie, love all kinds of savory eggy/pie type dishes. Definitely a hat trick! I'm putting this one in my keeper file for sure!

Newly following from Foodie Friday. Love to have you stop by and say hello...

~Mrs B

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney said...

That does look rich, but delicious. Thanks for sharing this at Fat Camp Friday this weekend. Enjoy your weekend, see you next week!

~~louise~~ said...

Shame on me I've never seen Waitress, Not even once!!!

I do however see that quiche and it sure looks yummy. I'd love to have just a smidgen so I can decide on the Brie:)

Thanks for sharing, Pattie...

P.S. I grabbed your badge!!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

You MUST see "Waitress!" As a foodie, you owe it to yourself. It's a wonderful film, and you will immediately head for the kitchen afterwards and start making pie.

~~louise~~ said...

I added it to my Netflix list as soon as I left here, Pattie. I'm not sure how many pies I'll be baking to yeastaphobia is pieaphobia!!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I'm pretty phobic about yeast myself, but plan to tackle Angel Biscuits this week. As for the pie, well, keep this to yourself, but the crust was Pillsbury.

Amy said...

Yum, this looks like a delicious pie! I love brie and its richness. So, I think I'll cut myself a huge piece! LOL...thank you so much for sharing. I'll make it for brunch with some salad greens!

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE Quiche, this looks totally yummy! Love all your foodie fun posts! You really seem to be quite the cook!

Love Of Quilts said...

Oh boy I have to try this.Yes I have tryed the rolls. Trish

Ali said...

I love that movie so much. I need to find it and watch it again, and pay closer attention to the pies :)