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 Post subject: Favorite Pie
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:01 pm 
What is your favorite pie?

I like pumpkin pie a lot since I've been looking at them at work last night. :P


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:31 pm 
Rich pumpkin pie with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt on top. Mmmm.

Chocolate meringue pie is also good. And apple crumb pie.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:18 pm 
Pecan. Gotta be pecan.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:23 pm 
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I'm with the pumpkin crowd, as long as it's made with lots of nutmeg.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:31 pm 
My favourite? Blueberry, so long as you use wild berries; I hate those oversized waterbags the farms have the nerve to call blueberries.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:17 pm 
I like cherry, despite never getting to have one. Apple is good too.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:26 pm 
Lemon meringue


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:31 pm 
I like good pie. Any and all pie.

lemon meringue(sp?), pecan, any type of fruit, chocolate crème, Key lime pie.


Pie is heaven on a plate.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:57 pm 
Oh man. I have to choose one?

Hmm. I guess my favorite would be pecan. Pumpkin and apple come in second and third, not necessarily in that order. The latter two are also good for breakfast.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:01 pm 
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Heh, I'm very particular in this regard.

I like about a full tub of Cool Whip fresh out of the freezer so it's got the consistency almost of ice cream, with a small wedge of well-spiced pumpkin pie under it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:28 am 
Animal wrote:
Pecan. Gotta be pecan.


Oh, the story I could tell about the first time I had pecan pie. :oops:

But it is the best, when prepared right.

Fruit-based, gotta go with blueberry or strawberry rhubarb.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:27 am 
Rakka wrote:
Animal wrote:
Pecan. Gotta be pecan.


Oh, the story I could tell about the first time I had pecan pie. :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:00 am 
Animal wrote:
Rakka wrote:
Animal wrote:
Pecan. Gotta be pecan.


Oh, the story I could tell about the first time I had pecan pie. :oops:


!!!! Give! Give!


This story happened when I was on the SGA retreat in high school.

For those not in the know, SGA is 'Student Government Assocation'.

We went down to Williamsburg, VA, to have a big meeting, visit Busch Gardens, and visit the historic district, and then a big party/dance/dinner event.

Yeah. We had no money to fix the track, but by golly, we could afford this. Mostly since it was pretty much paid out of pocket by the participants, and we also suckered a few of the 'cooler' family members to chaperone.

But I digress.

At the dinner, everybody was dressed up. Well, about as nice as you'd expect high school students to get. Women were in dresses, the guys (all 10 of them. If you're in high school now, the best way to meet girls is Home Ec and SGA. Write that down.) in collared shirts and darker jeans.

We were taken to a nice restraunt where we were distributed around the circular tables, about 4 people per. I sat across from one young man in the class who kept leaning back to speak to two guys on the next table over, and a girl on either side who I was friends with. The guys were messing around, and the three of us were chatting. The tables were slightly pressed together, meaning we were sorta squeezed against the table since students were frequently getting up to go to the bathroom, etc.

When dessert arrived, I noticed they had "pecan pie" on the menu.

I had never heard of it before. My friends gaped at me and immediately ordered a slice, insisting I have a bite.

At this moment, it's good to note that the guys were starting to get out of hand. They'd grab each other's stuff and toss it to the side, making them go fetch. It's a miracle we weren't thrown out.

When the pie arrived, it was still hot. And I mean "fresh from the oven" hot. One of my friends sliced off a bite, and held it up for me to have.

I never noticed the guy at the table having to climb under the tablecloth since his 'buddies' had just chucked his wallet down there.

I took a bite, and the first sensation was a quick burn as it cooled on my tongue, eliciting a sharp yelp. However, as the taste set in, I pretty much swallowed it without biting to say, "Oh my GOD, that's AMAZING!"

Had I mentioned yet that we were already speaking loudly simply because that's what high school students in clusters do? And that as soon as I had yelped, every other conversation around us had gone quiet?

Apparently, I had also kneed a certain young man in the chin, causing him to come up from under the table rubbing at his face.

You could hear a pin drop as my face went beet red, everybody around just staring with a wide-eyed expression. My friends were trying not to cry from holding back laughter.

I half expected to hear a little old lady the next table over say, "I'll have what she's having." :oops:

The truly funny part is that a month later I was back down there tagging along with my dad on one of his business trips. He took me to dinner at the same restraunt, and apparently we got the same waiter from before, cause the restraunt gave me a free slice of pecan pie for dessert.

Imagine trying to explain the reason for THAT to your family. :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:21 am 
That's a scream! Thanks for sharing that. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:19 pm 
:rofl: That's an awesome story!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:15 pm 
Favorite pie? I'd have to say Apple, with a slice of /sharp/ cheddar. (not no namby-pamby mild)
...stop looking at me that way, it's really good.

I suppose Ice Cream works as well, but the pie has to be hot.
Trust me on the Cheddar thing tho...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:08 pm 
My favorite has to be the apple and red plum pie I make when plums are in season. :tongue: Needless to say it doesn't last more than 2 days in my house unless I hide some. Also makes a great breakfast food. :D

Here's also a great recipe for the crust that I found.

1 1/2 cups flour
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter

cut together until crumbly. roll in a ball and chill for about an hour. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface. makes about two 9 in crusts. Very easy even for the amatur.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:50 pm 
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Samalander wrote:
Favorite pie? I'd have to say Apple, with a slice of /sharp/ cheddar. (not no namby-pamby mild)
...stop looking at me that way, it's really good.

I suppose Ice Cream works as well, but the pie has to be hot.
Trust me on the Cheddar thing tho...


Yeah. *GOOD* sharp cheddar, none of this Kraft stuff. Tillamook or Bandon all the way.

Or smoked gouda. Oh, my.

On pie built with apples from the tree in the front yard.

OK, you made me hungry, now I'm off to raid the fridge.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:59 pm 
Mrs. Keradon wrote:
My favorite has to be the apple and red plum pie I make when plums are in season. :tongue: Needless to say it doesn't last more than 2 days in my house unless I hide some. Also makes a great breakfast food. :D


My grandmother made a plum torte that was simply to die for. I don't know if that counts as a pie, but if so, it's going on as #3 on my list.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:10 am 
You owe me a new keyboard, Rakka :) That was a great story! Now here's a song about my favourite pie:

Rolf Harris - Paaaaavlova!

G'day - Listen!
I met this bloke, Bit of a dag
Rough around the edge like an old chaff bag
I wandered up and I said G'day
What are you doing here in L.A.?
Well he said, it's a bit of a scream
I coach the Australian Olympic team
What's your secret? I said
He said Hop inside and see
Then he grabbed a banana - aw yeah
Grabbed a banana, real great big one
Took the skin and peeled it down
Cut it up into a lot of bite-sized pieces
Squeezed on lemon juice, stop it going brown
Pineapple chunks and kiwifruit
And grapefruit segments to add a bit of tang
Anything in fashion like he took a bit of passionfruit
And put it all together in a big meringue

It's paaaavlova - Australia's favourite fruit
Paaaaavlova -It's ... err, it's beaut
Paaaaavlova - Morning noon and night
Breakfast dinner tea of lunch
Soft in the centre and the edge goes crunch
Age-old recipe packs a punch
It's ... pavlova

Then he got out a meringue, another great big one
Freshly baked and crisp and brown
You can develop a lot of brand-new flavours
He said, just by moving things around
Put strawberries here, raspberries there
Whipped cream too just to add a little class
Spend a bit of cash, you can afford a bit of passionfruit
And any Aussie anywhere will tell you

Pass the pavlova - Australia's favourite fruit
Paaaaavlova -It's ... err um, it's beaut
Paaaaavlova - Morning noon and night
If you're on your own or if you're in a group
Forget about the main course and the soup
It makes you somersault, loop the loop
It's pavlova

Eat it!
Pavlova - Australia's favourite fruit
Paaaaavlova -It's ... err um, it's beaut
Paaaaavlova - Morning noon and night
Packed with vitamins mate it's true
It's getting incredibly famous too
Like the lamington or the kangaroo
Pavlova!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:07 pm 
GrassyNoel wrote:
You owe me a new keyboard, Rakka :) That was a great story!


...I'm not sure I want to know how it broke. 8O


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:11 pm 
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Any pie my Grandma makes is #1...NOTHING can compete.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:26 pm 
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You obviously haven't met my grandma.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:13 pm 
Jawsisstuck V1.2 wrote:
Any pie my Grandma makes is #1...NOTHING can compete.


Except pie made by my Mom.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:24 pm 
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well we have only but one option

PIE COOK OFF!!!!!

To the ovens!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:40 pm 
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Iron Chef: Battle Pie?

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 11:08 pm 
My family seems like a business during the summer. That's because we own a peach tree. A single tree, yet its yield is such that we're forced to pick peaches all day, and convert them to jam all night, in order to be sure that none of them go to waste. When we get tired of making jam and preserves, we spend our time making other things, like peach cobbler, peach ice cream (I'll post a recipe for that some other time), and peach pie.

I was in a hurry, so I scrounged the internet for a recipe, and this is what I found. I used a storebought crust instead of making one, which this recipe calls for.

7/8 cup sugar
5 tbsp flour
4 cups sliced peaches
2 tbsp butter


Mix the flour and sugar, then add the peaches and stir lightly. Pour into prepared pan, dot with butter, bake at 425 F for 35-45 minutes, or until crust is nicely browned and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust.

For the top crust I used a cup of bisquick. I don't actually have bisquick, so I used this recipe to substitute for it (add about 1/2 cup milk to make the dough).

[edit] After taking the pie out, I realize it takes a lot less than 35 minutes to bake completely.


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 7:15 pm 
What kind of Pi, errr...pie? Well, a nice warm slice of apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Short, sweet and to the point.


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 11:22 pm 
"McDonalds or homemade?"


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 11:27 pm 
GrassyNoel wrote:
"McDonalds or homemade?"

McDonalds "pie" is one of the worst things on the planet. It is a mockery of all that pie stands for. It is the anti-pie. :mad:


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