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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Mazzoni

The Power of Suggestion


A few nights ago, my husband and I were watching the “Dual Spires” episode of Psych. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, the “Dual Spires” episode is a spoof of Twin Peaks, complete with cast members from Twin Peaks. The set up for Shawn and Gus of Psych to go to the small town of Dual Spires is a mysterious email inviting them to a cinnamon festival. When they arrive, Shawn and Gus go to a local restaurant called the Sawmill and they are served cinnamon pie. 

At this point in the show, my husband says “I want cinnamon pie.” And then I wanted cinnamon pie too, so I went online to discover that many people, after watching this episode of Psych, wanted cinnamon pie. Luckily someone posted this recipe. There were some suggestions for substitutions, so this is how I made it.

Cinnamon Pie (adapted from Sharon Miller, 1 C sugar 1 1/2 T all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 pinch salt 1 egg, beaten 2 T butter, melted 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 C milk 1/2 C half & half 1 Deep Dish 9-inch unbaked frozen pie crust (thawed, I just used the store brand from Giant)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add the beaten egg, butter, and vanilla. Mix well and add the milk. Pour mixture into an unbaked deep dish 9-inch pie crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 45 minutes. Let cool and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

It’s delicious. And since I always have the ingredients on hand, it’s now my go-to pie for last minute dessert needs. I just need to make sure to always have pie crusts in the freezer.

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