Mount Vernon Cherry Raspberry Nantucket Pie


In honor of George Washington and President’s Day, I have made a variation on this classic colonial dessert! I cannot tell a lie: you will absolutely LOVE this pie!!🍒~Amy

Mount Vernon Cherry Raspberry Nantucket Pie

10-15 minutes prep time:

1 cup tart cherries, drained or frozen
1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp coarse salt
Coarse white sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Generously butter 9 inch pie tin. Evenly spread cherries and raspberries into the bottom of the tin. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Whisk in eggs and extracts until smooth and creamy.
Add baking powder, salt and flour and whisk until smooth.
Pour over the top of fruit and spread evenly to the edges with either a spatula or slightly wet finger tips.
Sprinkle generously with coarse sugar and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Classic recipe variation by Amy Richardson

Black Bottom White Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie


I love a good coconut cream pie! With a chocolate crumb crust, toasted coconut and just a touch of white chocolate, this dessert is sure to delight!~Amy

Black Bottom White Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 3/4 cup crushed, Oreo Thins
2 tbsp butter, melted

Toss together crumbs and butter, and press firmly onto the sides and bottom of a 10 inch tart pan, or 9 inch pie pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.


2 1/4 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
Dash of salt
3 eggs
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 oz Lindt, White Chocolate Coconut Bar, broken into Squares

1 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted*

In a small bowl, whisk together sugar cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, beat eggs until light and foamy. Whisk in sugar mixture and beat until light and smooth. Add milk, and cook over medium high until mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in butter, chocolate, and vanilla. Fold in coconut, removing a little bit for garnish. Pour into prepared crust. Cool completely and chill.

To serve:
Top with sweetened whipped cream and garnish with toasted coconut. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Brown Sugar Bourbon Vanilla Banana Cream Pie


This is my twist on the classic banana cream pie. With a little brown sugar, bourbon vanilla, topped with fresh bananas and whipped cream, and surrounded by a graham crust, this might just be a new favorite! ~Amy

Brown Sugar Bourbon Vanilla Banana Cream Pie

1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
4-5 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp sugar

Heat oven to 350

In a small bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add melted butter and stir with a fork until well blended.

Press mixture into the bottom and sides of a 10 inch tart pan, or pie pan.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbs cornstarch
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup half and half
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp bourbon vanilla

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and sugars. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, whisk eggs until frothy; about one minute. Whisk in sugar mixture, and mix until well blended. Add milk and half and half. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool slightly, while stirring.
Add vanilla, and blend well.

Pour into cooked crust and cool completely. Cover with a thin layer of plastic wrap, pressed to fit.

Whipped cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp bourbon vanilla

With an electric mixer, beat all ingredients on high until soft peaks.

To serve:

Top pie with fresh sliced bananas and whipped cream.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Sweet Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie


My daughters surprised me with this beautiful early Mother’s Day present! Freshly picked from the garden rhubarb, sweet strawberries, and flaky crust, this simple, but tasty pie is the best!~Amy

Sweet Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie

Basic pastry for a 9 inch double crust
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups sliced rhubarb
2 cups sliced strawberries
2 tbsp butter

1 egg + 1 tbsp water, beaten together

Heat oven to 425 degrees

Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Set aside.

Roll pastry to fit the bottom of pie pan leaving some overhang. Set aside

In a large bowl toss together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add rhubarb and strawberries, and mix well. Pour into prepared crust.

Roll out remaining pastry. Cut into even strips. Weave two strips together, laying one over the other. Then place on top of the filling, continue across with remaining pieces until pie is covered. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar. Place on baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.

Makes 8 servings

Recipe by Madeline and Ozma Richardson

George the Pie Guy

Back in 2011 Darin and I met with George Hall, an 80-year old man who has mastered the art of making pies! Check out our segment to see his pie making tip, just in time for Thanksgiving! His lemon cream cheese pie really is the best!

Bubba’s Famous Buttermilk Pie

Bubba's Famous Buttermilk Pie

Is it too early to think about pies for Thanksgiving? This is one of my top restaurant favorites! Bubba’s Famous Buttermilk Pie in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Because I love this pie so much, I decided last fall to come up a recipe that is pretty darn close. It has a delicious custard filling, and is served with fresh lemons and whipped cream. I am wishing I had some right now…. I better get baking!
Here’s the recipe just in case you’re in the mood for pie too!

Bubba’s Buttermilk Pie

1 – 9 inch pie crust
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 T flour
3 eggs, beaten well
1 c. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
1 t. lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1 lemon sliced into wedges
Sweetened whipped cream


Heat oven to 350

Lightly prick crust. Place crust in preheated oven and bake for 5-7 minutes. Set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, lemon juice, and salt until smooth. Slowly add Buttermilk, and beat until well blended. Pour into crust and bake for 50-60 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Cool and serve with fresh lemon slices and cream.

Makes 8 servings

Bubba’s Famous Buttermilk Pie is on the menu at Bubba’s Barbeque in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

You can also check out our segment from last year on Studio 5!