Monday, August 30, 2010
A SLICE OF SUGAR-HEAVEN
Taste of Home’s August/September 2009 issue heralded the first-place Great American Pie Show winner as “a slice of heaven.” I was a semi-finalist in this bakeoff, and didn’t get to taste Sherrell Dikes’ Sour Cream Peach Pecan Pie, but I figured if it won $2,500 and beat 11 other pies, then it must be good. What I didn’t count on was the collective sweet tooth of the judges. This pie is more like a Southern sugar cream pie. There actually is such a thing. To each his own, but I prefer my fruit pies to taste like fruit, not sugar. I did not like this pie and will not be making it again. I made it exactly as the recipe was written, no changes, and took it to a crab party. Two of the people went crazy over it, and the rest of us were underwhelmed. Some people like ultra-sweet desserts. If you’re in that category, then this pie is definitely for you.