You Want Pies With That? – Football Pie

by Jessica on September 2, 2010

Riff Ram Pie

“Fight ’em till hell freezes over, then fight ’em on the ice.” – Leo “Dutch” Meyer, TCU Head Football Coach 1934-1952

Ahhh, College Football. How I’ve missed you. It’s been a long nine months, but it’s so good to see you once again. I even have season tickets to celebrate our reunion. Nice of me, huh?

Admit it. You knew this was coming. There have been sports reports and interviews, emails and polls… heck, even facebook updates. It’s always inevitable. Fittingly, my good friend Amy, of Sing For Your Supper, chose this fine American tradition as this month’s You Want Pies With That? theme.

And since it’s become quite obvious that I’m a big TCU supporter (Class of ’05, baby!! My nickname is ‘Hornedfroggy’, after all.), this theme is perfect. The pie wasn’t too shabby, either. 😉

Riff Ram Pie 2

Riff Ram Pie
Source: My Baking Heart

4 c sliced fresh plums
1/4 c Splenda for Baking
1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 (9″) unbaked deep dish pie shell

1/4 c Splenda for Baking
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 tsp ground nutmeg
3 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, carefully combine the first six ingredients, then pour into the pie shell. For the topping, whisk Splenda, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a small bowl. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over the filling, then bake for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Cover the edges of the crust during the last 20 minutes to prevent burning. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

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It’s unimaginable, but I know some of you are unfamiliar with our fine traditions. 🙂 So, for those of you out of the loop, here’s our most popular chant (and the inspiration for this lovely pie):

Riff Ram, Bah Zoo
Lickety Lickety, Zoo Zoo
Hoo Wah, Wah Hoo

See, even SuperFrog likes it…

Riff Ram Pie 3

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Allison September 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm

My husband would love this! He’s an alum and headed to Texas this evening to go to the game at the Cowboys stadium. I’ll have to make it for the next game!


2 Kayte September 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Matt was recruited by TCU and last week decided against…it has a great swimming program, though! The pie looks so good, love a crunchy top.


3 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) September 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm

HA!! I love SuperFrog! Cute pie- I totally knew you’d go this route (at least I hoped you would!)! I picked the theme with you in mind! 🙂


4 Kayla September 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Yay for college football! Pie looks awesome 😛


5 Weekend Cowgirl September 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Rif Ram Pie! How cute. It was a great game last night…Love your site.


6 Eliana September 7, 2010 at 11:40 am

WOW – this is like pie perfection. Wish I had a fat slice in front of me right now.


7 sara September 14, 2010 at 11:48 am

Yum, this pie looks super delish! I love superfrog too! 🙂


8 Libby September 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Oh, that just looks decadent! I didn’t know that the team name was “Horned Frogs.” I love it, it’s right up there w/ the San Diego Banana Slugs!


9 RChristopher September 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Mmmm this pie looks good. Wonder if I could sub with plumcots (aka nature’s candy bar)? Great site. Look forward to following.


10 Jessica September 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

Absolutely! I’d love to see the finished product, too! 🙂


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