If you like Golden Milk, then this Turmeric Pie is for you. It’s custardy, a tad spicy, sweet and crunchy, and your kitchen will smell heavenly when the spices are simmering.
Sharing is caring, but let’s face it, sharing is hard. Remember when your friend or kid sister picked up the toy you had discarded? Suddenly, it was the only toy on your mind, and you had to have it. I still owe Shannon an apology for that fateful day when I opened the car door and set my balloon rocketing into space. “That sucks about your balloon,” I replied way too quickly, but we both knew that was a blatant lie. Listen, I’m not proud.
Fast forward to middle school, and for a brief stint, everyone seemed to share everything: clothes, boyfriends, answers to the test, but then by college, competition grew fiercer. And if you were anything like this control freak, then sharing responsibilities presented its fair share of problems.
These days, the main way I try to share is through food, most specifically dessert. However, between gluten sensitivities, grain intolerances, dairy strikes and alarming nut allergies, sharing is more than just hard. It’s downright risky. (I’m not trying to send anyone into an anaphylactic shock!)
You won’t be able to share this Turmeric Pie with everyone, but it’s a step in the right direction. It’s dairy free, but it’s not vegan. It’s gluten free, but it’s not nut free. It’s an attempt to share, and if you really know your crowd, it just might work. The main offender for my crowd was gluten, so this Turmeric Pie did the trick.
This Turmeric Pie was a palate-cleansing finale to a night of feasting with friends. This Turmeric Pie was a transition to a very competitive game of Fish Bowl that most certainly did not favor sharing. That game favored shit-talking, gloating, wild accusations and sore losing. But as a member of the victorious team, I obviously rose above the childish antics with grace and poise.
So hold on tight to the toys you want, helium balloons and your convictions about how a project should roll, and save all that sharing for the dessert course.
Turmeric Pie with a Gluten Free Crust
Recipe from Bon Appétit
About this Recipe: Think of this as Golden Milk Pie. This dessert is gluten- and dairy-free. You’ll need a 9-inch pie pan for this recipe. Turmeric Pie can be made 3 days ahead. Keep chilled until ready to serve.