Don’t be put off by the name of this appetizer. Although the words caviar and pie may seem incongruous, in this case they meld beautifully together. Think elegance and home-cooking goodness, joined in the best kind of edible yin-and-yang. The recipe comes form my friend Jamie, who in turn got it from her mother.
The elegant, colorful layers display at the beginning only on the outside of the pie. But as you cut into it, they show all the way through. The presentation is lovely, but that's only part of the package here. In each small bite of pie, you get tastes of each layer that are distinct, complementary, and addictively combined all at the same time.
I worried momentarily about overselling this dish. Then I remembered Saturday night when I brought it to a potluck. I couldn’t get any good pictures because of the crowd around it. In a flash the pie was gone, and all I had was an empty plate and friends asking me for the recipe.