Paula's Pie Project Blog

52 different pies in 52 weeks

Pie #52- Eggnog Chiffon December 29, 2010

Here it is …the official GRAND FINALE of the 2010 Pie Project…Pie #52- Eggnog Chiffon! 

In the spirit of the holidays, this pie was originally made with my husband, Travis and my “foodie” friend, Sharon in mind both of whom LOVE eggnog.  I personally do not care for the taste (at least the kind of eggnog you find in the grocery store), but let me tell you, THIS is not your grocery store eggnog pie.  This is home-made eggnog at its finest.  I never knew I liked the stuff until I tasted a slice of this pie.

Once again I have called upon the author of Pie, Ken Haedrich, to supply me with his recipe for eggnog chiffon pie.  So far, nothing from that cook book has disappointed me or my lucky tasters.  (There are 11 out of 52 recipes from my blog that have come from his book.  Considering there are over 300  recipes in Pie, I just barely put a dent in it.)








Personal Notes

  • The pie construction is a little on the labor intensive side, but it is well worth it if you want to impress your friends and family.  The only baking involved is the baking of the graham cracker crust because the rest of it is cooked on the stove top and chilled in your refrigerator.
  • This was my first successful graham cracker crust from Ken Haedrich!  And the funny thing is that I screwed up on the amount of the butter.  The recipe above calls for 1/4 cup (or 1/2 stick) of butter and I accidentally put in a 1/2 cup or a WHOLE stick of butter.  I am convinced that the additional butter is why the crust actually stayed together this time around.  It hardened when it baked and did not fall apart and crumble when I served it.
  • A BIG thanks to Jim and MJ, Scott and Angie, Sharon and Greg, Theresa and David, Ann and Jerry  AND of course, Travis for being my official tasters for this one.  It is so nice to be able to pick your friends and share Christmas with you all.  You are our family away from home.
  • Kim and Gaynam, we are missing you!  I froze a piece and have saved it for you for when you return from your trip.
  • The pie was smooth and creamy with no eggnog (rum) after taste.  The crust was perfectly sweet, yet crunchy.  My pie-o-meter rating = 9.5 
  • Is this really the end of the end?  ….to be continued…