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Celebrating National Pie Day today?

gourmandadventurer Jan 23, 2009 11:23 AM

How often does national pie day fall on a rainy weekend...I'm inspired! I'm thinking of a spinach/feta pie, like spanakopita as a casserole not a sweet one.

My cupboard is full of dates, raisins, walnuts, almonds, chocolate and I'd love to be swayed /inspired with other ideas.

What kind of pie are you / would you make?

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    alliebear Jan 26, 2009 07:40 PM

    Darn. I missed this post till today. Oh well. I'm making apple pie now. Better late than never.

    I'm using the recipe from Joy of Cooking. I'm not really a baker, but we'll see how it goes. I can follow a recipe and this cookbook has always done pretty well.

    1. sarahjay Jan 23, 2009 07:28 PM

      Maybe a Banoffee pie. I've been promising the fam I'd make one for them since I moved back in (I've just finished college and started pastry school near my parents' house and am living with them and three of my younger siblings ages 12-19)

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        LJS Jan 26, 2009 07:52 AM

        Thank you SarahJay...I had forgotten about bonoffee pie...does your recipe call for 'cooking' a tin of condensed milk?

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          gourmandadventurer Jan 26, 2009 06:36 PM

          Wow never heard of it. That makes banana cream pie sound like health food! All I needed...one more excuse to eat toffee. :)

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        TampaAurora Jan 23, 2009 04:08 PM

        I'm waiting for March 14th! Pi Day.

        1. Beach Chick Jan 23, 2009 02:02 PM

          I don't really do desserts but I LOVE pies!
          I make a kick ass banana creme pie..that's what I'll make tonight..

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            ziggylu Jan 23, 2009 01:51 PM

            Sigh...I love pie.

            I have a tree full of lemons...so I'm thinking lemon meringue is in order tonight.

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              LJS Jan 23, 2009 12:22 PM

              Gourmanda...sounds like you have the makings of a Toll House Pie, a big favourite with kids if you have any to satisfy.

              I hadn't realized that I was missing National Pie Day and am rushing out to amend that. I have been meaning to attempt a buttermilk pie with a cornmeal crust that we had in Louisville, Kentucky a while ago-NPD seems like the perfect excuse.

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                buckeye.mary Jan 23, 2009 12:12 PM

                Mmm, pie...

                I already planned on making a blue cheese & caramelized onion tart with dinner tonight, so I guess I'm all set. And I didn't even realize such a "holiday" existed.

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