Pie Party 2010
Every New Year's Day my friends Ross and Harriet throw open their doors to a day-long parade of pies. Ross and Harriet provide a range of festive beverages; guests bring along a favorite pie to share.
The rules are few, but strictly enforced. Every arriving pie is photographed with its maker, then labeled and placed on the appropriate table (sweet versus savory). Every departing guest must take with them a generous selection of pie; ideally, there should be no leftovers.
While I normally view the pie party as an excuse to try something new, I was just too tired to go out on a limb this year. No Crust Hot Fudge Pie to the rescue! The recipe comes from a cookbook put out decades ago by my maternal grandmother's Sunday School group, the Gleaners. It's quick, easy, and calls for ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard. Some may quibble that it's not a "real" pie, but they'll eat it anyway.