Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pie On The Brain


So I'm in charge of making mashed potatoes and pie for our family Thanksgiving dinner. Mashed potatoes are no problem. Easy peasy. But pie is a bit more work. So I've been thinking about which pie, and which recipe, to make. It lead me to the following question:

What's your favorite pie?

It doesn't have to be a Thanksgiving pie. I just wondered what everyone else likes when they think pie.

I like pecan. I also like chocolatey confections with several layers. If the apple pie is fresh and well-made, I like apple. But I'm pretty picky about apple pies because most of them are gross. Sour cream berry pies are good. Pumpkin? NO THANKS. Blech.

What about you?

16 comments:

Jen said...

I love chocolate macadamia. its made the same as pecan, but with macadamias instead and sprinkling chocolate chunks in the crust first. SO GOOD!

Kristina P. said...

I love pumpkin pie with a mountain of whipped cream!!

L. said...

I would like a pie EXACTLY like the one in your picture: 6 varieties in one pie! In fact, skip the turkey and accessories, and lets go straight for the pie- one whole pie each! The only kind I DON'T like is Rhubarb. Perhaps a good Lemon Cream is my favorite. But I adore a PERFECT pumpkin, which is hard to come by. I notice that the frozen "Mrs. Smith's Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie" IS PERFECT. I couldn't make a better one myself. I tried a frozen Marie Callendar's pumpkin the other day -- definitely inferior to the above mentioned. And the bakery ones taste like soap.

Chillygator said...

I only eat razzleberry, but I'll eat the crust off the edge of any pie (o:

Jen said...

I like pies a lot, in fact when I was younger instead of having cake and ice cream (because I dont really like either) we would have pizza and pie for my birthdays. I love chocolate mousse, banana cream, a good pecan, cherry, pumpkin, coconut creme. The only pie I really do NOT like is apple, but then again I dont really like apples all that much...

jennie w. said...

Pie? Meh. Chocolate Cream is pretty good, as is lemon (minus the meringue). Mostly I'd rather eat cake. And cookies. And candy.

Sarah said...

I make a mean lemon meringue. My husband says it rocks! Choosing which is my favorite is like having to choose between my children. I just can't pick, I love them all!!!

rae said...

Ooh, lemon meringue. That's different and DELICIOUS.

Anyways, my aunt makes this "special apple pie" where she does something magnificent to the crust so that it tastes/feels like it's been deep fried. OMGOOD.

RoMo said...

Pie? Yes. Please.

Suzie said...

Key Lime Pie is one I like. Good luck with your baking!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

I do not like pie...especially pumpkin. The texture is disgusting, and pie crust...ewww. However, that being said, I'm making my first pie ever. Ginger snap crust. I saw it on Martha at 2 in the morning about a week ago. It might be gross, but it's butterscotch cream with cashew brittle on the top. I'll let you know how it goes.

kado! said...

anything except pumpkin!

Pumpkin pie = gross!

wishing you and your family a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Kristine said...

Oh I love pie! Especially Pumpkin :) I know I'm a late responder. I made a super yummy apple pie for Thanksgiving. I can email you the recipe if you'd like. For future reference you know. I also love pecan, but I've never made it. What did you end up doing?

MiaKatia said...

I don't like pie and can't remember the last time I had any... I am more of a brownie and cookie type girl. Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

André said...

I have a hard time on picking just one. Cherry, apple, berries, chocolate cream, banana cream, key lime, pumpkin. I like your mom's idea of skipping turkey and the rest of the meal to focus on the best part.

Shawn said...

Pumpkin! Cool whip---ymmmm.