Sweet inspiration for pie auction

The biggest fundraiser for the Big Sky School District, the 38th Annual Pie Auction, is Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Rainbow Ranch wedding barn, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

The Hungry Moose Market and Deli's Ashley Dodd has been creating and donating sweet treats to the cause for years. Here’s a winning recipe she passed along for inspiration. 


Salty Honey Pie

One 9-inch prepared pie crust, unbaked

For the Filling:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cornmeal

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup honey

3 large eggs

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 to 2 teaspoons flaked sea salt, such as Maldon


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Place a rack in the center of the oven.

To make the filling, in a medium bowl whisk together melted butter, sugar, cornmeal and salt. Add vanilla extract into the butter mixture and whisk until thoroughly combined. 

Whisk in honey. 

Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking to combine.

Whisk in heavy cream and vinegar.

Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust. Bake pie for 55 to 75 minutes until pie is deep golden brown and puffed around the edges and almost set in the center.

Open the oven and rotate the pie halfway through baking. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for at least four hours before serving.

Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Sprinkle with sea salt just before serving.


Check out the Big Sky Parent Teacher Organization’s Facebook page for more information on how to get involved with the auction. 


Did you know?

There is an American Pie Council and they keep pie statistics like those below:

· 36 million Americans say apple pie is their favorite.

· 75 million Americans prefer milk with their pie.

· 90 percent of Americans say that a slice of pie represents one of the simple pleasures in life!



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