It’s pie time for the “You Want Pies With That Group?”. Jacque from Daisy Lane Cakes and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen With Puppies picked “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” as this month’s theme. I thought this theme was going to be a piece of cake (I mean pie!). After all, I am a magazine junkie and have been known to stalk my mailman on Thursdays for the lastest installment of People magazine. Yes, sadly, I can tell you the latest celebrity to give birth (Trista on the Bachelorette) and I know that the latest celebrity trend is hideous jumpsuits (What is this about?).
However, when it came time to commit to a pie, I was stumped. While in deep thought, pondering pie possibilities, my son burst into the room to remind me that it was our favorite night of the week- American Idol night. My son counts the days until American Idol, while I count the days until I get to see Danny Gookey sing his heart out. Yes, I love that man. I have a huge crush on him (as I’m sure many women in America do.). But I’m sorry Danny, I’m still working on your pie. This pie goes to the one who has a love/hate relationship with the viewers…Mr. Simon Cowell.
Without question, the pie had to be a frozen because when this man doesn’t like a performance, he is downright cold. Once he told a singer,“If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning.” He told another contestant, “Shave off your beard and wear a dress. You would be a great female impersonator.” Every time he opens his mouth, the audience waits to hear his latest whopper of a critique – Aha, a Whopper Ice Cream Pie!
This malt shoppe pie starts with a crust made out of waffle cones. The crust is arguably the best part of the pie! A few years back, I saw this idea in Cooking Light and remembered how great it was. The ice cream is blended with malted milk powder. A layer of chocolate sauce with crushed Whoppers separates the ice cream flavors because if you’ve watched Simon long enough, you know that deep down there is a sweet side to him. This pie will not help you look like Jennifer Aniston in a bikini, but the calories are definitely worth it!
Be sure to check out all of the other pie entries this month at “You Want Pies With That?” . I can’t wait to see these rich and famous pies!
Whopper Candy Malt Shoppe Pie (Adapted from Cooking Light, 2005)
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. butter, melted
8 waffle cones, crushed (this will vary based on size, but you need 2 cups crushed)
2 c. strawberry ice cream, softened
1/4 c. malted milk powder, divided
1 c. chocolate syrup
1 box of Whoppers (1/4 c. crushed)
Combine the first three ingredients, stirring well. Firmly press mixture into the bottom and up sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
Place softened ice cream and 2 tablespoons milk powder in a medium bowl, beat with a mixer on medium until smooth. Spread mixture over crust. Freeze until firm.
Spread chocolate sauce over ice cream layer and sprinkle crushed Whoppers on top. Freeze until firm.
Place softened vanilla ice cream and remaining two tbsp. milk powder in a medium bowl, beat with a mixer on medium until smooth. Spread mixture over chocolate sauce layer. Press Whoppers onto the top of the pie. Freeze until firm (or overnight). Top with carmel sauce before serving.