Wedding planning is starting to become exhausting. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the planning but I hate dealing with companies. They always find a way to ruin my day. Here is my latest annoyance. Right next door to my venue is a Marriott Courtyard hotel. I call the other day and ask about blocking off rooms for the wedding. I was then told the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. They refuse to offer a discount (which I’m ok with) but they also refuse to offer a block of rooms because “it’s a busy time of the year.” What? A busy time of the year? Of course it’s busy. It’s New York. How is that even a legitimate answer? Rooms area always released 60 days before an event so it’s not like they run the risk of not selling those rooms.
So, what is a girl to do?
Call the Holiday Inn Express down the street, talk to a really nice manager who offers up a block with discounted rate. In the end it worked out but I’m still annoyed. Then again, I’m almost always annoyed.
Now, because I was annoyed I decided to make pie. I wasn’t sure of what type of pie to make until I remembered something I saw on the TV show “Psych.” In the episode “Dual Spires” they not only paid homage to the awesome show “Twin Peaks” they also introduced me to the idea of cinnamon pie.
Cinnamon pie…yes please!
I had to figured out a way to make this happen…stat!
I decided that the best pie to jazz up would be buttermilk pie. It was an easy vehicle to use and it turned out delicious! It also made the house smell amazing. It was a perfect combination!
Cinnamon Buttermilk Pie
Yield: 1 large pie or 6 mini tarts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 75 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter - melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
2 teaspoon cinnamon (you can add more if you want)
For Graham Cracker Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter - melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Source: Nutmeg Nanny
Preheat oven 325 degrees
Beat eggs slightly. Add sugar and flour. Then add melted butter and mix well. Next add buttermilk, vanilla paste and cinnamon. Pour into graham shell and cook until custard is set - approximately 1 hour.
For Graham Cracker Crust:
Mix all together and press into 9 inch pie plate. Pre-bake the crust 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
*If you like a firmer crust I would definitely recommend not doing a graham crust and instead using your favorite pie crust. Also, I made my pies into little tarts instead of one large 9 inch pie. Reduce cooking time by about 20 minutes if you do the same. The pies are ready when they are set but still a little jiggly. Like a pumpkin pie.