Day 2 of The Nine Days of Pie

It’s after 9pm on Sunday Night, I have made 4 pies today. We had 4 fabulous guests, two at a time, and of course it is not 11 pm yet so there could still be a knock at the door. Shane just admitted he has eaten too much pie and I am exhausted and I feel like I am melting. But it is The Nine Days Of Pie, and that’s how it goes!

I realized I did not discuss the pies I made yesterday. All were good, but could use some work. The lemon filling was a little too done. I thought the Raspberry was too tart. The Kale pie was very good, but next time I would double the cheese and the triple the sausage. I’ll be sure to add notes to the recipes.

We have tried 3 of the 4 pies I made tonight. One needs to chill for tomorrow, it’s called Angel Pie, it’s from a cookbook I inherited from my father.  More on that one tomorrow.

Tonights pies were odd, I made ‘Savory Cottage Cheese pie’ it is one of Dave Archer’s mothers recipes, he let me go through her recipe box when we visited him  a couple months ago. I will post the photo of the recipe with the recipe. It was very good and we served it with a dollop of sour cream.

For sweet pies I made a strawberry balsamic, but it did not turn out it was very watery and yet the strawberries seemed very overcooked. Bummer.

Also I made and Apple Pomegranate pie with vanilla and toasted walnuts. I thought the walnuts would make the pomegranate seeds seem less weird in the texture.

Our guests tonight were Dark Lady & DJ Kronos all the way from Portland in the rain! They are getting married soon which is really cool since The Nine Day Of Pie was their first date two years back! We have known Dark Lady for some years now, she is well known in the Portland underground and always a great conversation. They headed out early to have a romantic evening at a beach resort.

Shortly after their departure Neighbor Bill came by with his wonderful daughter Emily who is always a treat to see, and she has gotten much braver in her willingness to try different pies!

Shane is asleep in his recliner, and I am glad to be sitting down relaxing, as I look to my said I have two cups of coffee and a glass of water next to me. There is a stack of dishes in the sink even though I tried to do them as I baked.

Tomorrow is another day, and I have some exciting plans…..

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Pies Today:

Savory Cottage Cheese Pie

(I have no idea how old this recipe might be as it belonged to Dave Archer’s late mother, and according to Dave she would be well into her 90s were she still alive. It appears to be cut out of a magazine or off of some packaging. I have heard many wonderful tales of her cooking from Dave. This was quite good!)

  • 1 single pie crust
  • 2 c. cottage cheese
  • 2 c. mashed potatoes, hot
  • 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 – 3 T. chives
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 T. butter



Prepare pie crust and line pan.

Cook and mash potatoes, set aside

In a large bowl mix cottage cheese and chives, add mashed potatoes, sour cream, salt, and eggs. Beat well.

Pour into pie crust, dot with butter and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. (I don’t think mine too more than an hour)

Serve hot or cold.

(We added a small dollop of sour cream to the top when serving)


Dave Archer's mum, it's her recipe.

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