I didn’t want to make this. It’s terrifying and weird. And I have a whole different threshold for “different and weird” than most people after doing this blog. But just look at this.
In chafing dish or fondue pot, combine one can (1 lb. 5 oz.) cherry pie filling with one-half cup rosé wine or 1/4 cup each of sugar and orange juice. Add 3 pounds of wieners, cut into bite-sized pieces (or 4 packages each Little Wieners and Little Smokies). Heat to serving temperature. Keep warm over low flame in chafing dish. Use toothpicks for serving. Makes about 3 cups sauce, about 11 dozen pieces.
It’s pie filling and rosé wine and hot dogs. PIE FILLING AND WINE. This was what passed for food in the 70’s?
I have no idea why Buzz thought this sounded good, but he was really excited about it — in part because we already had a can of cherry pie filling. I was completely not excited. For two weeks, I kept pointing out that I thought it was terrible. And then he came home with some rosé wine and frankfurters.
Because I had no other use for rosé wine and pie filling, I mixed them together to make some little rubies. Pie filling mixed with wine tastes like… well, fruitier pie filling with a very slight kick. Very slight. Imagine being kicked by a small kitten.
When Buzz opened the hot dogs and started cutting them, the youngest stole one and started eating. I told him to eat all the rest and save Mommy from having to cook and eat this absurd dish. He laughed and dropped the hot dog and ran away.
Meanwhile, the boozy pie filling was bubbling merrily on the stove.
When it was warmed through, I said, “You know, we have a fondue set.”
“We do? Cool!“
So we got down the fondue set box. In addition to a fondue set, it contained some pretzel goldfish crackers that were at least seven years old. And then Buzz ran to the grocery store to buy a can of Sterno.
I should just stop saying things.
He came back with a can of Sterno and a package of Little Smokies.
Well, it’s sweet and meaty, and not inedible. As an hors d’oeuvre or a dish on a buffet, this would work well. I definitely don’t recommend eating more than a few bites, though — it gets overwhelming.