“Waitress”! Bite Down On This “Dinner In A Movie”! “I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie” Recipe!

“Pregnant Miserable Self Pitying Loser Pie… Lumpy oatmeal with fruitcake mashed in. Flambé of course!”

dinner and a movie waitress

Time For Another “Dinner In A Movie!”

There is nothing better than a film that celebrates food – the kind of food you can rush out of the theater and make yourself! With that in mind, it’s time for another “dinner in a movie” – a great film with a recipe to go with it – and this time, it’s extra tasty!



How could you not love this adorable romantic comedy from 2007, when Keri Russell cooked up a storm to fight against her unhappy marriage…check out the trailer:

Keri Russell stars as the unhappy wife, a waitress at a diner who cooks pies to cover up her sad life…and hilariously names each one to go along with her mood! LOTS AND LOTS OF NAMES!

dinner and a movie pie edition

“I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie!”

Of course, once you meet her husband Earl – perfectly played by Jeremy Sisto, you’d bake this pie, too! Russell works alongside Cheryl Hines – perhaps best known for “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, along with Adrienne Shelly, who also directed the film…

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Russell loves to bake pies, which she serves at the diner owned by longtime customer Andy Griffith…

Andy Griffith Waitress movie

Waitress movie image Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion

Things take a dramatic turn when she gets pregnant and her Doctor, Nathan Fillion enters her life. This is a terrific independent film, with a great script, perfect acting and a lot of pies!

Keri Russell pies

This movie was overshadowed when it was released in 2007 by the tragic death of Director Adrienne Shelly, who was killed by a day laborer working on her house…this horrible crime occurred after filming “Waitress” but before the movie’s release…Shelly also has a small role in the film as well…a really awful tragedy…one more reason to see the film: to honor Shelly’s memory.

Waitress movie

“Waitress” was a breakout movie that announced her arrival as a major new Directing talent. And Keri and Nathan are terrific in this great slice of life film, featuring a ton of great new pies baked by Keri…such as the “Earl Murders Me Because I’m Having An Affair” pie, or the “I Hate My Husband” pie…

Waitress pie recipes

Jenna: [singing to her toddler daughter Lulu] Baby don’t you cry, gonna make a pie, gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle/Baby don’t be blue, gonna make for you, gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle/Gonna make a pie from heaven above, gonna be filled with strawberry love/Baby don’t you cry, gonna make a pie, and hold you forever in the middle of my heart.


Also, thanks to the website “techlifeweb” for posting this list of all the pies from the movie…

All the Pies of “Waitress”

Pie #1: Blue Plate Special I DON’T WANT EARL’S BABY PIE or BAD BABY PIE – Quiche with egg and brie cheese with a smoked ham center (later referred to as BAD BABY QUICHE PIE by old Joe)
Pie #2: KICK IN THE PANTS PIE – Cinnamon spice custard (Today’s Special)
Pie #3: I HATE MY HUSBAND PIE – “You make it with bittersweet chocolate and don’t sweeten it. You make it into a pudding and drown it in caramel …”

I hate my husband pie...

Pie #4: SPAGHETTI PIE – has at home with husband
Pie #5: MARSHMELLOW MERMAID PIE – From when she was in her mermaid stage. Pie made for Dr. Mueller, and given later in the appointment to Dr. Pomatter. “Biblically good!”
Pie #7: BABY SCREAMING IT’S HEAD OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND RUINING MY LIFE PIE – New York-style cheesecake, brandy brushed and topped with pecans and nutmeg
Pie #8: PEACHY KEEN TARTS – made for Dr. Pomatter
Pie #9: EARL MURDERS ME BECAUSE I’M HAVING AN AFFAIR PIE – “You smash blackberries and raspberries into a chocolate crust.”

pie recipes Waitress movie

Pie #10: I CAN’T HAVE NO AFFAIR BECAUSE IT’S WRONG AND I DON’T WANT EARL TO KILL ME PIE – “Vanilla custard with banana. Hold the banana …”
Pie #11: SPANISH DANCER PIE WITH POTATO CRUST – Joe orders at the Diner
Pie #12: NAUGHTY PUMPKIN PIE – brought to appointment for Dr. Pomatter, but unexpectedly with Dr. Mueller. Dr. Pomatter unexpectedly out of town with wife
Pie #13: STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE OASIS PIE – After Joe orders this one and Jenna tells him that it’s just a pie: “Just a pie! It’s downright expert. A thing’a beauty … how each flavor opens itself, one by one, like a chapter in a book. First, the flavor of an exotic spice hits ya … Just a hint of it … and then you get flooded with chocolate, dark and bittersweet like an old love affair …” – Joe

Waitress movie image Cheryl Hines, Keri Russell and Adrienne Shelly

Pie #14: PREGNANT MISERABLE SELF PITYING LOSER PIE – “Lumpy oatmeal with fruitcake mashed in. Flambéed of course …”
Pie #15: LONELY CHICAGO PIE – Teaches Dr. Pomatter how to make this one
Pies #16 & #17: CAR RADIO PIE and JENNA’S FIRST KISS PIE – These are pies Jenna’s mom used to make that she fondly remembers.
Pie #18: OLD JOE’S HORNY PIE – Jenna states she is going to invent after a saucy story from Old Joe.

Keri Russell pies

So here is a pie recipe for you!

I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie!

1 pie crust
4 Tbs. butter
3 slices ham
8 green onions
1 C. brie cheese
1 C. parmesan cheese, grated
4 eggs
2 C. heavy cream
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover pie crust with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 minutes more. Remove crust and reduce heat to 325 degrees. Julienne ham. Chop green onions. In skillet, saute ham until brown. Remove and set aside. Saute onion until tender. Remove with slotted spoon and combine with ham. Spread on bottom of pie crust. Spread brie over ham mixture and sprinkle with parmesan. Combine eggs, cream and nutmeg; pour over cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until set. Cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve.

Enjoy with a big slice of movie!

Waitress movie image Cheryl Hines, Keri Russell and Adrienne Shelly

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3 replies

  1. Saw the movie ” Waitress ” several times and yes I think you will like it too.


  2. Well the movie looks interesting and the pies look delicious. Andy Griffith before he passed. Aw. The I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby pie looks really yummy. Anything tastes better with Brie.

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