On Saturday night, DH invited a few folks over for dinner and a
Dinner (produced by me) was black bean chili, cornbread and salad. Dessert was a cheesecake because Colton, who began his life of crime by stealing food to stave off hunger, had once stolen a cheesecake and DH thought that would be a fitting dessert.
I was less enthusiastic, having recently made an excellent cheesecake. But then, I discovered this irresistible recipe for Cherry Cheese Pie (Colton had stolen a blueberry cheesecake, so I figured this was close enough). There's so much to love about this recipe: it's from a high school home economics class in 1964 (via a local TV station) and the shout out of LET'S USE UNUSUAL FOODS is quite a call to action.
So I made it. The crust is very odd; it's first mixed like a traditional pie crust but then an egg and vanilla are added and the whole thing is pressed into the pie pan and blind baked (the baker's term for pre-baked without a filling).