Waitress is one of my all time favorite movies. If you’ve seen it, you already know about the pies that the main character Jenna (played by Keri Russell) creates. If you haven’t, the main character Jenna dreams of getting away from her husband while she creates unique pies at a place called Joe’s Pie Diner (Joe is played by the *brilliant* Andy Griffith). Her plans to leave her husband are in motion until she finds out that she’s pregnant. Then things get even more complicated when she meets her married male obstetrician.
It’s a great movie. It’s a little quirky, sad, sarcastic, funny and heartwarming all mixed up into one. Anyway, the pies Jenna creates throughout the movie take front and center stage. Like “I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby” pie, “Baby Screaming It’s Head Off in the Middle of the Night and Ruining My Life” pie or “I Can’t Have No Affair Because It’s Wrong and I Don’t Want Earl To Kill Me” pie. I have already made the Falling In Love Chocolate Mousse and it was REALLY good. I want to try my hand at the rest of them too. It’s great that these recipes can live up to the expectations of how good the pies were supposed to be in the movie.
So, here we have the Marshmallow Mermaid Pie.
I feel like a kid again. This is a pretty pie, don’t you think?
It’s not just pretty though. It tastes great, too. I was a little concerned about using Unsweetened Chocolate in the filling and more concerned after I tried the filling by itself because the aftertaste was very bitter. No worries though, once the filling is put together with the crust and the marshmallows, there isn’t any bitterness from the chocolate at all. This pie is even good on it’s own without the marshmallows if they’re not really your thing.
Please check out the link where I found the recipe here.
I had been wanting to make the “Falling In Love” pie from the movie Waitress for a while. I finally got around to it late Sunday night and… Oh, it is love. Chocolate, some more chocolate and a little more chocolate. Everything a girl could ever want. Mmmm Hmmm.
It’s really easy to make too. The hardest part was waiting at least four hours for it to set. Since I started so late, I had to go to bed without trying it knowing that I would get to eat some in the morning. Well, I was up at 5:00 the next morning and downstairs opening up the fridge at 5:01. The ingredients are very basic, nothing too fancy. But it tastes gooood. Real good. The only thing I changed from the original “Falling In Love” pie was that I used a graham cracker crust. No big deal.
Chocolate Lovers must try this pie. Like… Tonight. And if you haven’t seen Waitress yet, run out to Blockbuster and rent it. It will give you something to do during your four hour wait.
“Falling In Love” Chocolate Mousse Pie. Enjoy!
Add some chocolate shavings if you want to get fancy. I did. I like fancy stuff.
Falling In Love Pie from the movie Waitress, please check out the recipe HERE.