I have to be very frank and admit that I was reluctant to try to make this pie because it just looks very unappetizing to me. But I'm so glad I went for it, because this pie is delicious. This is a recipe that, after one attempt, I have already copied into my "personal bests" recipe book. The crust is the best crust I've ever made, for starters. I promise I will be using this crust for everything from now on. It tastes like shortbread! And the filling, well, I'm not really sure if I got the texture and the appearance right, because, again, if I look at it too closely, it doesn't look like something I'd want to eat, but let me tell you, it tastes great.
I whipped the egg whites first, as someone else suggested, but I was never able to get the batter to form the peaks again after adding the yolks, so...I don't know. I hope someone can chime in and let us know how to get that right, because I'm thinking that the baked filling would turn out smoother if we could figure that out.
I'm going to have to add a cute upper crust next time. Or at least some little cut outs. I want the pie to look as awesome as it tastes. And really, with a crust this delicious, the more crust the merrier.