Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Fun #103 - PIE!

I just made my first pie in quite a while yesterday. The Dutch Apple one in the post below, if you're wondering. Yeah, it's a rule that when you buy 40 pounds of apples (or more, I suppose) at a local orchard, you have to make at least one apple pie. Didn't know that, did you?

Then I was reading over at that she made a grape pie, something I hadn't imagined making ever, not being an especial fan of grapes. But hers looks good!

So, I'm wondering - what sorts of pie(s) do you make? Do you have a specialty? What's the oddest pie you've ever made? Any great pie stories? Do tell!


Allknowingjen said...

Grape pie?!? Hmmm.. that just sounds weird. Might have to go check it out. I mostly make fruit pies; berry, apple, pumpkin. I made it my mission to make a mean apple pie- Dude thinks it's pretty good! :) No secret to it, but I am just generous with the spices. Have to go get some apples this weekend so I can make a couple (I made an apple crisp with some of the Zestars! we got, but no pie yet!)
I also have a margarita pie that is yummy in the summertime (with a pretzel crust) but that is about as crazy as I get.
We were working our way through the Betty's Pie list this summer. I think I'm up to 6 or 7 different kinds...They have one that is Cherry, blueberry and raspberry I think? I never thought of adding anything to cherry pie, but Oh! It's good! Sorry so long, I guess I have a lot to say about pie.

Pusher said...

I make pumpkin pie and apple pie around this time of year. Occasionally I'll bust out the garlic press and make key lime pie when they're in season. And I'll do a chocolate mousse pie a couple times a year. I don't think I've ever made a really weird pie, though the peach custard pie I made a couple months back was strikingly 1960s in both appearance and taste. (No, I can't explain what a 1960s taste is, especially since I wasn't alive during them. You'll just have to take my word for it.)

Pusher said...

Also, AKJ? I think you need to post your margarita pie recipe.

Ms. Huis Herself said...

I totally agree with Pusher that AKJ needs to post her margarita pie! Please?

Also, um, not that I've had much (maybe even any?) key lime pie, but the garlic press relates how? Enquiring minds want to know!

Pusher said...

This is one of my favorite weird kitchen tips! Key limes are tiny and thus a hassle to squeeze juice from. But key lime pie needs lots of lime juice. So I cut the limes in half, pop them in the garlic press, and voila! lime juice! It's relatively quick and quite thorough.