#66 – Crust

A few Thanksgivings ago my mother-in-law made her usual batch of four pumpkin pies. Two pies are to keep at home and two pies are to bring to a relative’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Fortunately someone decided to sneak an early piece of one of the stay-at-home pies. Because although you can probably leave out an ingredient here or there you definitely should not forget the sugar.

Today’s Biff  has seen the way.


16 thoughts on “#66 – Crust”

  1. LibraryLady says:

    Reminds me of my trip to Australia. Somewhere along the tour we were served pecan pie topped with something white and fluffy. For the life of me I, a baker of pies, couldn’t figure out how one got sour cream to do light a fluffy. Then I realized it was some kind of whipped cream with out sugar. It fit right in with the no sugar in the ice tea.
    Beautiful country, odd about sugar.

    1. Gwid says:

      Ah, my dear, but that’s the majesty of my country.
      The sugar.

      1. milo says:

        you must be australian, so you can answer me, “wh-why in the nine levels of mictlan would you make whipped cream without sugar?”

    2. jecca says:

      When I learned how to make my own whipped cream, I actually preferred making it without sugar when I put it on pies… Usually, the pie was sweet enough as it is, so putting sweet whipped cream on there just made my pancreas ache. 😐

  2. ZeoViolet says:

    Triple take. XD

    1. Chris says:

      Awesome! I was only shooting for to so I got a bonus one out of you. 🙂

  3. RayBarrington says:

    Could be worse – first year I was married, my wife made a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving but forgot the eggs in the filling. After baking, we had a nice crust full of hot pumpkin soup…

  4. Psychlycan says:

    All of this is better than a pumpkin pie I got in the military. It tasted like soap.

  5. Tylendal says:

    My mom did the exact same thing one Thanksgiving. My dad was the only one who ate the pie, until she figured out what was wrong and told him to stop trying to be polite.

  6. AA says:

    My brother once made some chocolate cake from a mix, but used baking powder instead of soda. And used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. In the same cake.

    1. Mahnarch says:


      Don’t leave us hanging.

  7. Silka says:

    *snerk!* I did that, year before last. Tried to fix it by suggesting that sweetener be sprinkled over the top of the pie, and covered in Cool Whip. Yeah, it didn’t really work. XD Won’t do THAT again!

  8. Luc Bloom says:

    Nice double joke!!!

  9. Heather says:

    Oh dear. I know someone whose mother did that. Only, she decided that she could fix it by using a mixer to blend the sugar into the pie afterward. You can imagine how that went…

  10. Centaur71 says:

    For a minute, my hand went to my mouth too…

  11. Unclever title says:

    So many layers…

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