I could’ve titled this post ‘The Pie that Didn’t Make It’…. or “The Terrible, No-Good, Very Bad Pie Day”… but you get the idea.
I had planned to ‘kill two birds with one stone’ when I chose to make a Toffee Ice Cream Pie for a party I was attending, but, as often happens, my day did NOT go as planned. And the final result of my Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Pie Day necessitated a visit to the ER the next morning.l
Like many of you, I’m constantly saving recipes on Pinterest, so I decided to find a super yummy dessert recipe. And I did, namely Toffee Ice Cream Pie, which features a ‘Nilla Wafer’ crust, ice cream (I used Butter Pecan simply because I love it), crushed toffee candy bars and a delicious homemade caramel sauce.
The cookie crumb and butter crust came together easily. Then I prepared the caramel sauce while the cookie crumb pie crust cooled for a bit in the freezer.
Once the sauce has cooled a bit, a good amount of that fabulous caramel sauce is poured over the crust, then slightly-softened ice cream is added.
My overly-softened ice cream began to melt as I was taking a few photos, so I hurriedly sprinkled on the crushed toffee candy and put the pie into the freezer for a few minutes before I drizzled on the rest of the caramel sauce.
Now here comes the bad/sad part – I wiped out the top of the pie as I put it in the freezer.
Half of all that buttery caramel, toffee candy, ice creamy goodness was left dripping from the bottom of my ice cube maker, where it immediately began to freeze.
I tried repairing the damage and photographing the pie while at the party but, although absolutely delicious, it looked like a disaster.
And now I come to the part of my day where I did a serious, no-holds-barred face-plant into my hosts’ front door – which resulted in me sleeping in pain that night and going to the emergency room the next morning. As I trotted up my friends’ front steps, my boot failed to clear the top. I stumbled forward a few feet, hit the front door with my face and fell backwards like a turtle. I ended up with an instant bump on my head, which is still there. Of course, both my hands were injured in my futile attempt to save myself.
Luckily nothing was broken (as it turned out, I had broken a bone in my left hand…) but my right hand is now in a removable splint and looks like a small, fat balloon. ++ I should never be put in anything removable ‘cause I end up doing a lot of removing.
I’m going to make another ‘Toffee Ice Cream Pie’ within a day or two & I’ll post the recipe. (Of course, making another pie will necessitate removing my splint.) ; o )