With special thanks to:
Glastonberry Grove for the Twin Peaks transcripts,
Twin Peaks Online for the Twin Peaks timeline,
and, last but not the least, the Twin Peaks Gazette for a truckload of trivia.
Hungry for more?… Have some cherry pie:
Gordon Cole: THREE EACH!
I have a strong suspicion David Lynch wrote that role for himself… Just so he could eat pie and snog the lovely Mädchen Amick. But I digress. You’re probably more interested in the recipe:
8 inch Crust: 1-1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. Crisco, 1/4 c. ice water
Mix flour and Crisco with fork. Add ice water. Mix with your hands. When blended, roll into ball and refrigerate overnight.
To roll out: flour both rolling pin and flat surface, split ball in two, roll out 1/2 to fit pan and 1/2 for lattice.
Filling: 3 c. cherries (pitted, sour frozen); 1 c. water; 1c. Baker’s sugar; 4 T. cornstarch; 1/8 t. salt
Thaw cherries at room temp and strain (yields 2 c. juice). Taste for sweetness, more/less sugar may be needed. Add 1 c. water to make 3 c. juice (reserve 1 c. juice for cornstarch mix). Dissolve cornstarch in 1 c. juice, stir with whip. Combine 2 c. juice, 2/3 c. sugar, salt, and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mix, cook until clear, about 5 min. (if cooked to long, syrup gets gummy). Remove from heat, stir in 1/3 c. sugar (blend thoroughly). Pour mixture over cherries, fold with wooden spoon, cool (stir mix while cooling to prevent scum from forming on top). Pour mix in pie shell. Top completed pie with lattice crust.
Bake @ 425 degrees for 35-40 min.
Then put your feet up, TP on, and enjoy some home-made pie. At home. Because one should never meet one’s heroes. Though if you decide to go for it after all, you could do worse that retracing lightning in a bottle’s meticulous steps (Part I and Part II).