Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cinnamon Pie

One of our favorite shows on television is Psych. Everyone, even my eight year old son, can appreciate the humor of a fake psychic working with the police department to solve more murders than ever thought possible in a small town. Somehow, this show always manages to stay in the top five slots in the "Recently Watched" category of Netflix for us. A couple weeks ago, we were watching an episode called "Dual Spires", an episode were Shawn and Gus go to a small town that is hosting a cinnamon festival. While there, they enjoy many slices of cinnamon pie. Which got me thinking.... awesome would a slice of cinnamon pie be?!? My first attempt at making this pie was a complete and utter failure. I decided to try a custard-style pie, similar in texture to a pumpkin pie. Instead, it came out more like thin layers of scrambled egg with a lot of liquid between them. As soon as I sliced the pie, I picked it up and tossed the whole thing into the trash. So, back to the drawing board.

My second attempt was much more successful. Rather than a custard-style filling, I started with a basic pecan pie filling, but without the pecans. A few eggs, some corn syrup, brown sugar, a lot of cinnamon, and a splash of whiskey made for a gooey filling that was sticky sweet and loaded with cinnamon flavor. Fifty minutes in the oven made the whole house smell good and a great dessert to enjoy.

Cinnamon Pie

1 recipe Basic Pie Crust
3 eggs
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp whiskey
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prep pie crust for a single crust pie (use other half of recipe for a second single crust pie). In a large mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients except pie crust dough.

Pour filling into prepared pie crust. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 50-55 minutes, or until filling is set and top is browned. Cool completely before slicing.


  1. Oh, wow! This look delicious. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this there!

  2. The pastry looks fantastic. Custard and cinnamon, mmmm! Well done. I've not heard of Psych. Sounds like a show we'd like to watch here :) Thanks for sharing at

  3. Jess of "Shine on Fridays" this week! Thanks for linking up!

    This look SO delicious!! I pinned it for later!! :)

    Don't forget to enter my fabric giveaway! :)

  4. I'd love a little slice of this pie! I am curious how it tastes with the whiskey in it. Fantastic you were inspired by your favourite show :)

  5. Hi John,
    This is a fabulous pie that we will just love! Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Ooooh, looks sooo good! Definitely pinning and giving this a try! Found you at Countrified Hicks' link up. THanks for sharing! :)


  7. I have never heard of cinnamon pie, but it sounds amazing! Might have to try it sometime soon! :) Found you via Countrified Hicks. :)

  8. I love PSYCH !! I know exactly what episode you are talking about, can't wait to try your Cinnamon Pie

  9. I love Psych too. And because of that episode I've been craving cinnamon pie. So glad I found this recipe. Can't wait to try it!


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