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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

10 favorite kinds of pie.

the bounty of sara's thanksgiving desserts from 2008 - my favorite pecan pie is featured in the green pieplate
ah, pie. I'm wondering if carole selected this topic because yesterday was pi day? I was feeling like a big math geek that I knew about pi day until the pioneer woman posted about it. I think that means it's gone mainstream now.

1. my mom's pecan pie - it's the one featured in the photo above and it's special because it doesn't have any corn syrup in it. I love that sara makes it now and she wrote about the recipe here.

2, 3, 4. apple pie - love it with the apples piled really high. and added nuts are a bonus. in a double crust like in this one, or in sour cream, or with a crumble topping. (and if anyone knows another way to make apple pie, I'd happily add it to my list!)

5. key lime pie - the "traditional" kind like the pioneer woman posted about yesterday is delicious, but the barefoot contessa has a frozen one that's even better.

6. ice cream pie - sadly I've lost the recipe, but we made it with an oreo crust, filled with softened ice cream and topped with a frosting made from melted marshmallows and chocolate chips.

7. pumpkin pie - I'm the only one in my family who likes this, so I usually get my pumpkin dessert fix some other way, like a bread pudding or a cheesecake (and that is by no means a complaint!). my mom also makes a wonderful frozen pumpkin pie that has pumpkin folded in with vanilla ice cream and the wonderful pie spices in a graham cracker crust.

8. peach pie - only in the summer with fresh peaches. best with vanilla ice cream.

...and closing out the list, two savory ones:

9. pot pie - chicken is delicious, and the barefoot contessa has a recipe for one that uses lobster that I've always wanted to try.

10. crab quiche - I haven't made this in many years, and I wonder if I'd still think it was so good? I remember it used a can of crab, swiss cheese, onions and not too many eggs. I may just let my memory stand for #10!

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Blogger Carole Knits said...

I didn't even think of quiche! Great list!

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011  
Blogger 17th stitch said...

Crab quiche... what a scrumptious idea...

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011  
Blogger KenziKat said...

Can't believe I forgot about quiche! Great list, and I'm bookmarking that no-corn-syrup-pecan-pie!

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crab quiche, huh? :)

my kids would go crazy over the ice cream pie - -i'm going to have to look into that.

love your spring banner! beautiful!

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011  
Blogger Beverly said...

Oh, fresh peaches in pie are so good!

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011  
Blogger Lydia said...

you and i should probably NOT go to a pie shop, we'd never be able to choose! i have to say pie hole in roswell is pretty darn good. glad my list went in the same direction as yours!

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011  
Blogger Sara said...

You know I'm not a hug pie person, but that pumpkin ice cream pie is soo good. I'm surprised pizza isn't on your list...

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011  
Blogger Honoré said...

Yummy. Love the idea of sweet & savory pies. Ever think about opening a pie shop, yourself?

Thursday, 17 March, 2011  

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