Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Pie

Desserts, Originals, Pie / Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Yep, that meringue is blue.

With most cooking groups, the goal is imitation. But with You Want Pies With That?, the challenge is to create a one-of-a-kind pie representing that month’s theme. Since the idea for the group was inspired by Keri Russell’s pie-making character in “Waitress,” the inaugural theme was “I Love That Movie!” Pick a movie–”Casablanca,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Purple Rain”–and create a pie inspired it.

I chose “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.”

If you’ve never seen it, imagine being able to undergo a scientific procedure to erase memories of things best forgotten, like the seventh grade. You conjure up every memory you have of that time, and they systematically disappear as you remember them. In the movie, Clementine (Kate Winslet) has an argument with her boyfriend, Joel (Jim Carrey), and decides to erase that man right out of her head. He decides to do the same thing, but during the procedure, he starts remembering the good times and changes his mind. Will he be able to save any memories of her? Or is Clementine “lost and gone forever”? And what is she doing with that hobbit?

In honor of Clementine, I give you Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Pie. A graham cracker-mac nut crust, because she was a little nutty. A tangerine filling, for her nickname, “Tangerine.” And a lovely sky blue meringue.

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36 thoughts on “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Pie

  1. OH! How I love it… totaly psychadellic! totaly original!
    Only the site of it makes one smile…
    Here’s to reinventing food color combinations!
    I’m with Judy, a great new whim for meringue!

  2. Great movie. I was so sad for Kirsten Dunst character at the end. “You can’t escape your memories.” Great looking pie. Love the blue!

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  4. This is totally a movie I’ve wanted to see, and seriously – if you can use it to justify BLUE MERINGUE, I need to see it. Now.

  5. Oh my! that is hilarious and fantastic all at the same time. Very creative and sounds yummy too.

    That was a great movie. I didn’t realize that was Kate Winslet.

  6. I think this is the coolest thing I have seen all day. I think dying the meringue is a hoot, now why didn’t I think of that? It looks like a tower of fluffy cotton candy!

  7. That is such an awesome idea! After many years of avoiding that movie (due to my lack of fondness of Jim Carey) I finally watched it for the first time this year. OMG, its in my Top 5 all time favorite movies and made me re-consider JC as an actor.

  8. What a great pie! (and a great movie, too – I watched it many times while dealing with late-pregnancy insomnia and was always fascinated by it) Love the blue meringue!!

  9. i wouldn’t want to eat it (fear of meringue) but it’s a really fun pie and i can totally imagine clementine eating it. i think you really captured the movie here. great job!

  10. Ah yes I have seen the movie. So this is what your movie inspired pie looks like. Looks fun and funky! Like Clementine. If you were to pick another name for the pie Clementine would fit just right.

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