Mid 20th century didn't just give us cool modern furniture, there were food trends. Chiffon Pies were all the rage. They are tricky things with egg white meringue folded into whipped cream and gelatin. Pumpkin Chiffon was the one and only pumpkin pie I ate until I married into a non-chiffon pumpkin custard pie family. (Custard pie is the one on the Libby pumpkin label.) I tried to convert my new husband and relatives but my attempt at pumpkin chiffon was a flop. Instead of light, airy and delicious, my pie was kind of lumpy and flat. I converted to pumpkin custard and have never looked back. Recently, one of the BL Girls visited with her Grandmother (my Momma) who regaled her with tales of how good and how easy pumpkin chiffon pie was to make. She promptly went home and made one.
|BLGirls actual pic of her actual pie
Am I the only one that has trouble with prized family recipes? Is there a beloved family dish that you just don't care for?