Picking Amara up from school with her Mom often leads to some fun conversations. Remember I told you she had joined the Undertale Club? Undertale is a video game she plays. Well, one afternoon when we picked her up she started talking about Undertale and the legendary Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie. To which I said, “Huh?” Amara patiently explained that in the beginning of the game you always get a piece of Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie and that she had just watched a video where they made the pie. This pie sounded interesting and I am always looking for fun things we can do together so I asked her if she wanted to make the pie. Of course she did! I asked her to send me the link so that I could make sure that I had everything we needed for her to make the pie on her next sleepover.
I watched the video and I have to say this pie was not the easiest recipe but I thought she could handle it. I had everything we needed to make the pie except for one of the key ingredients – Butterscotch Schnapps. This sent Jenna and I on quite the adventure! Santa Ana does not have a lot of real liquor stores. We tried 2 liquor stores and 3 different markets with no luck. So I broke down and ordered a bottle of butterscotch flavoring from Amazon. The only small bottles they had wouldn’t be here for a week so I ended up ordering this huge bottle of butterscotch flavoring that would arrive in 2 days. It wasn’t what I wanted to use because it wasn’t true to the recipe but it would be better than nothing.
Then we found the 3rd liquor store! It was the one! They had the little bottles like you get on the airplane. I had already discussed with Amara that if the pie turned out tasty we would make it again for Thanksgiving so I was going to get 2 of the little bottles but if you bought 2 for $5 you got the third free! Somehow I had it in my head that each pie would need 2 tablespoons so one bottle would make one pie, right? I was so excited that we had gotten it until I got home that evening and couldn’t find it! Where the heck did I put it? Jenna didn’t have it and we both looked under my car seats and everywhere else trying to find it. The gigantic bottle of butterscotch flavoring arrived the next day but now it really wasn’t what I wanted to use! So we went back to the liquor store – in case I set it down on the counter and walked out. I hadn’t so… fortunately he had 3 more bottles I could buy. I felt like such an idiot – what the heck had I done with it? Of course I woke up the next day vividly remembering having stuck the little bag down next to the emergency brake. And there it was! All of this and the recipe actually called for 1 teaspoon in the whipping cream!
Amara spent the night last Saturday night. We ate pizza and watched Ghostbusters 2016 which was much better that the critics had said it would be. We enjoyed it. We went off to bed dreaming of Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie.
Amara woke up early Sunday morning so that we could start. The plan was to make the pie and then have it when Mom and Dad came to pick her up around noon. We weren’t having breakfast. We weren’t having lunch. We were having pie! Amara did a wonderful job! She braided the pie crust; she browned the butter and she made the filling. Grandma just kept her company and did the dishes as she worked. Oh, I did teach her to make cinnamon rollups with the left over pie crust! When the pie was out of the oven it had to cool for 30 minutes before going into the fridge to cool for 30 more.
30 minutes is the perfect amount of time to take a Pokey walk with Grandma! I never seem to get all my steps in on the weekends so our walk had 2 purposes – gem and step collecting! We went and visited the new park on the corner and complained that it wasn’t there when she was little! We would have been regulars there. Also just want to mention there were no swings. Most of the parks no longer have swings and it just saddens me. So glad we had a swing set in the backyard while Amara was growing up.
We got home and moved the pie to the fridge and started on the fresh whipped cream. You forget how truly delicious the real stuff is and this was flavored with cinnamon, powdered sugar and the Schnapps. Yum! We put it in the fridge with the pie and waited for Mom and Dad to arrive. Amara cut and served her pie – I added the whipped cream for her. It was delicious! We all agreed it wasn’t quite chilled enough but we didn’t care it was yummy and we will definitely make it for Thanksgiving.
Now the question is what am I going to do with the rest of that Butterscotch Schnapps? Each one of those little bottles has 10 teaspoons in them!
Not to mention that giant bottle of butterscotch flavoring!