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Dec 22, 2006 05:01 PM

What's your favorite type of pie such as apple, mincemeat, etc? (We'll save pizza pie for another day)

Oh, my mother makes the best Easter meat pie and ricotta pie. My favorite that I make now is good 'ol apple pie with homemade vanilla ice cream.

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  1. Butterscotch Meringue
    Peanut Butter Cream
    Lemon Meringue
    Dutch Apple
    Lemon Ricotta

    1. Pecan
      Lemon (no meringue)
      Chocolate French Silk

      Unfortunately none of these are on my Christmas menu!

      1. Maine wild blueberry pie with chocolate ice cream!

        1. Oh my! Pick a favorite pie? That's tough. I don't think I've ever met a pie I didn't like.

          I love fruit pies of all kinds, but especially a fresh peach or blueberry in the summer. Apple in the fall, of course. Cranberry-apple for Thanksgiving.

          My grandmother made a lemon whipped cream pie that was also a summer family favorite. She made the world's best pie crust, something I, unfortunately, did not inherit.

          Mincemeat at Christmas, always, even better with a shot of bourbon in the filling. I eat it for breakfast for the week between Christmas and New Year's. This was another habit inherited from grandmom.

          I would sell my soul for a really good banana cream pie, however I haven't had a good one in ages.

          Sweet potato! When I discovered this when making my first Thanksgiving dinner, it was a revelation!

          Turkey pot pie after Thanksgiving. Quiche for a nice Sunday brunch.

          I think I have a piecrust addiction...I need some pie...

          2 Replies
          1. re: Divamac

            In your opinion, what makes a "really good banana cream pie" versus a not so good one?

            1. re: eatlocally

              when I was on the East Coast, I would order pie in diners. A bad one was made with the equivalent of banana pudding, bad whipped cream and a graham cracker crust (blech!). Good BCP would have a real banana custard, real, lightly sweetened cream and a great pastry crust. They just seem hard to come by out here in So. California. I should just make one myself. I'd make a nilla wafer crust, since I can't make a pie crust to save my life. Cruel fate!

          2. I make a wonderful (if I do say so myself) apple/cranberry streusel pie. Everyone loves and looks forward to it.