April 23, 2010

Woodgrain thanks and sugar cream pie

I love it when a plan comes together! (sorry, a bit of 80s tv there...remember The A-Team?) I was super excited to get the woodgrain impression plate from PTI, as it was my first impression plate purchase. Unfortunately, my Wizard doesn't work too well with it, but I made do. After impressing on kraft, I used my Cognac Palette Hybrid ink pad and rubbed it accross the entire surface to make the ridges stand out. I love that color BTW...wish PTI would make a cardstock to match.

The trees, bird (see her in the trees?) and sentiment are from Through the Trees by PTI, stamped in Burnt Sienna Palette Hybrid ink. I think the Terracotta Tile and Aqua Mist colors pair well with the kraft/cognac color.


I made this Sugar Cream pie on Wednesday evening. It may not win any beauty contests, but MAN, was it good! I think this has beaten out my all time favorite pie (Key Lime) in the taste category!
I serioulsy suggest you try it. No frills, no fancy-shmancy embellishments needed, just unfussy pleasures of taste. (It did NOT need the soy whip I put on top at all.)
I'm posting the recipe with my adjustments in parenthasis.
SUGAR CREAM PIE
(AKA Hoosier cream pie, Amish sugar cream pie, and a few others)
2 c. heavy cream (soy creamer)
1/2 c. all-purpose flour (whole wheat pastry flour)
1/2 brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar plus 3 T. for sprinkling
1/2 c. whole milk (soy milk)
2 t. vanilla extract
1 9-inch piecrust, unbaked
1 T. unsalted butter (soy butter)
1 t. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine first 6 ingredients in mixing bowl. Fit crust into a 9-inch pie pan, and dot bottom with butter. Pour filling into crust. Combine cinnamon and 3 T. sugar and sprinkle over top of pie. Bake until set and center is firm, about 1 hour (mine needed an extra 10 minutes). Cool.

(we liked it better chilled, but could not wait that long the first night because the whole house smelled of warm snickerdoodle cookies!) I love that it doesn't have eggs, because our youngest is allergic.
So what does everyone have planned for the weekend?  We're heading to the Finger Lakes to pick up our youngest who spent the week at "grandma camp." Spring Break ends today for our boys, so it's back to the grindstone come Monday!
Thanks for stopping by, TGIF!

37 comments:

Sue Ann said...

The card and the pie look yummy!!! When you say fit the crust into the pan ...... are the first 6 loose together or will it be firm enough that I need to use my hands ?? This sounds yummy and just thinking of that smell ....... OH MY!!!

Sasya said...

ooo love love the trees!! ♥ and these buttons are soo cute!
and thanks a lot for the recipe!! ♥♥ Did you know that I adore sweeties?! And I just envy you!!! :)
I'll prepare it and post in my blog too! :)
ooohh Dana... I want to eat it just now!! sooo sooo appetizing!

Laurie said...

WOW! I really like this! The colors are perfect and I just love that trees!!

Keva said...

Oh, goodness. That pie looks so yummy! I'll have to stop by the store tonight and pick up a pie crust to make this! Dangit..now i'm hungry! lol

The card is great! I didn't get the woodgrain impression plate yet becauuse I couldn't decide between that and the stamp, but what you've done makes the stamp unnecessary. Great job and I,too, love that cognac color.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is a FABULOUS card Dana, so rustic and earthy!! And don't get me started with that pie, dear lord, I'm gaining weight sitting here looking at the picture lol!

Mary said...

I love that card! You did a great job with all those elements! I'm so envious of all your little tricks!
It all just comes together beautifully.

And I have SOOO been craving sugar pie. Yours looks delicious! I tried it once a few years ago and haven't had it since...I might need to try out your recipe, soon.

Jennifer Carter said...

That is super cool! I love how you did the background! I'm going to have to try that! I also really like the layout you used and the color combo!! Great card!

Dawn said...

I have to agree, you have worked MIRACLES with that impression plate. I absolutely love how real it looks. And yes, the colors are divine together, love how the coolness of the aqua plays to the warmth of the cognac and terracotta.

Wonderful.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I adore this card! It looks like real wood! I have yet to purchase an impression plate but this one would be a fabulous one to have! I too would like a lighter brown cardstock from PTI.

Lindsay said...

I love how that woodgrain looks! It is so realistic! WOW! Great work!

Baseret said...

Love the colors that you used and love how you brought the grain out of the wood with your ink.The pie looks sooo goooood!Yum

megspaulding said...

Ok first let me say... that pie looks incredible! I am so trying that one. Thanks for the share!

Your card is great like always! I am not a huge fan of woodgrain but I like how you paired it with through the trees!

Jackie Pedro said...

Please don't enable me! I did not order the Woodgrain Impresssion plate but may have to after seeing how incredible it looks here! Love your card and that pie looks AMAZING!!

Karin said...

Holy moley that pie looks fantastic!!! I did not get the woodgrain products this release, but you're sure making me wish I did. LOVE that card :) Thanks for the visit to my blog too. Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

OK, now I NEED the tree set.....it looks soooooo good with the woodgrains!! (i didn't get the plate but I did get the stamps). What a great card!!!!

Amy said...

Oh yeah.....the pie looks so yummy!! Will have to try that!

resmith said...

I love your card! The impression plate is fantastic.
That pie looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Oh, my, this is fabulous, Dana!!! I think I made a mistake by not getting that impression plate. Yet. Gorgeous card!

anya said...

This card is fantastic, Dana. My woodgrain impression plate came in the mail this morning, and I'm dying to play as well. The pie looks amazing, too - yum!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card Dana! The woodgrain impression plate looks great inked like that. I haven't bought any impressions plates yet, but this is on my list. I love the pairing of colors you chose too.

That pie looks delicious! Sugar cream pie is one of my hubby's favorites. I'm a key lime pie girl myself:)

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Dana! But never ever ever post a pie again until I lose 20 pounds. I think I just heard my scale laugh at me... :) Looks yummy!

Noora said...

Girl, your card is SOO BEAUTIFUL! so masculine..I love it, you inked the card pretty nicely and the tree image..the whole thing is so prefect!

Kara said...

The woodgrain looks awesome...and the pie looks delicous.
Kara

Sara said...

That is a really great card! Love how you used just part of the tree image. I have the same set and I just received the impression plate too. Now my mind is spinning with possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

mamareebs said...

Wow did the wood grain turn out fantastic! I have been unsure of the impression plates but this might be swaying me.

Janelle said...

The card is beautiful, love the way you stamped the trees and the button detailing is wonderful! But -- my goodness! -- that pie! I'm drooling all over my keyboard. I think I'll have to try this (as soon as my husband gets off of his diet kick - haha!).

Belinda said...

Love you use of the woodgrain pattern and the buttons are so fun! And that pie looks amazing!

Melissa said...

Your woodgrain is amazing--so realistic!! The whole card is so great--love the little trees paired with the background and the buttons.

Your pie looks yummy--I could definitely eat a piece right now!

SmilynStef said...

I hadn't seen that impression plate ... what gorgeous texture ... fabulous card (and the pie looks pretty darn scrumptious too).

IamDerby said...

This looks really good! Oh and I loved the A team! They are doing a movie, you know.

Charlene Austin said...

OMWord this pie looks yummy! I don't have a kitchen for the next 3 months but I wonder if I can bake it in my toaster oven. lol.

Jennifer K said...

Fantastic card, Dana. Love the woodgrain. And the pie looks yummy, too!

Jenn said...

Yummy!!! Email me some. LOL.

Mara... said...

YUM! Thanks for the pie recipe, it sounds and looks delicious!!! And your woodgrain card is great, too. But I got distracted by the sweets...LOL!!

~kelly marie~ said...

I love the card and the pie! You made that woodgrain look so fantastic and you made me hungry! hehe! :)

Jessica said...

Boy, i'm out of the loop - these impression plates are news to me! i love this card so much!
Oh, and a pie that tops key-lime? That's a tall order, D. Key lime is my favorite, too!
i'll have to give this a try.

Mary said...

I mentioned this pie today and then realized that making it needs to become a priority!! So I trucked back through your blog until I found the recipe! HEE!!

Can't wait!!