I made Mindy’s pie for dessert tonight. Rich? Sure, but as I always say, a girl’s reach should be just long enough to cut a piece of pie, or what’s a heaven for? Simple? Simplicity itself. Good? Ohhhh, yeah. She left the recipe in the comments a few days ago, but I think it deserves its own proud place out here, so:
Indiana Sugar Cream Pie
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell
Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl, mix the sugar, flour, salt, cream, and vanilla and let stand for 20 minutes. Mix again and pour into unbaked pie shell; sprinkle with ground cinnamon if desired. Bake 50-60 minutes or until filling is set.
I used a store-bought — or “boughten,” as we say in Indiana — graham-cracker crust, and don’t think it hurt it a bit.
Alan took a trip out of town today, and I took a day off. Good call — the sun returned from its long vacation, delighting the rosemary plants in the dining room but mostly me, who celebrated by taking the canine out on a long walk. I found another house I’d like to buy, the renovation of which I’ve been watching for a couple of years now. And here it is, for sale by owner. There’s a new detail in place today: Copper gutters, flashing and downspouts. Copper! A homeowner who will splurge on copper for the outside did not skimp on the inside, I suspect. I picked up a flyer — 2,300 square feet, nine rooms, updated everything. Price: $159,000.