Friday, November 28, 2008

Rabbit Pie

Not a real rabbit pie, of course. Boyfriend used to ask "is everything an art project?". Well, yeah, everything sort of is, isn't that the point? This is one of the pumpkin pies we brought to dinner, the other went home in stomachs. I infused the whipped cream with fresh rosemary, which actually tasted quite good. The pumpkins I used were from our Farmer's Market, carefully chosen; you have to check the stems to be sure they haven't been harvested prematurely. Look for a shrunken dried stem, anything slightly green or moist or moldy won't keep and won't have maximum flavor.  For the crust I used fresh organic butter and organic leaf lard from a pig whose name was "lefty". The flour is white spelt.

14 comments:

PJ said...

Bunny pie? Art projects? Why is this so wrong?
Yours is the second thanksgiving pie I've run across to have a spelt crust. I don't like pumpkin pie, it does something to my tummy but I do love sweet potato pie. Rosemary and sweet potato, can this be done?

bunnygirl said...

I think it's a beautiful pie and I only wish I had thought of it!

Did you do the bunny free-hand or is it a pattern/cookie cutter of some kind?

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh I'm going to have to put a pastry bunny on the next quiche i make. I love pumpkin pie and yours looks wonderful

furrybutts said...

That looks delicious! Love the bunny on top of the pie :D

ilex said...

Great minds think alike ;). Love the bun, ma'am.

For the squash, I used butternut, not pumpkin. More bang for the buck from a volume perspective, and nobody but me knows it isn't pumpkin...

M.Kate said...

Beautiful bunny pie..would love to have a bite !! Happy weekend :D

Carlton Jamal said...

mmmmmm, this looks super tasty!

FrecklesandDeb said...

Looks pretty good! Did you know Lefty personally?

Erin said...

How cute! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving:)

Glenna said...

What a beautiful pie. I love all things pie, but especially punkin, and anything with a rabbit on it (that's not real rabbit, of course). Our pie had rabbit on it, in the form of the usual drifting of fine soft hair everywhere, no doubt. I'm always hesitant to bake things and give them to people, as I figure with 6 cats and 3 buns, there's likely to be some hair in there somewhere.

RoadBunner said...

Looks delicious! I wish I had artsy-crafty skills.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, sign me up for rabbit pie!
When the children were small I used to make elephant pie -pretty much the same idea.

Sue said...

Ooooo! Yummy scrummy bunnycrust pie!

Friend of the Animals said...

That is the greatest pumpkin pie I have ever seen! You are so creative.