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starbucksbrew Jun 4, 2009 01:34 PM

I want to make a pie next week, but I don't care for basic apple, cherry, strawberry, or key lime. I'm leaning toward chocolate pecan or derby pie, but I'd like to get other ideas before I commit. Please include recipes or links too. Thanks!

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    dberg1313 Jun 8, 2009 11:59 AM

    shoo-fly, anyone? or how about a grape pie? ground-cherry? or funny cake?
    assuming you want a dessert--oh, wait! apple snitz? or lemon strip. all good choices!

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      KiltedCook Jun 8, 2009 09:33 AM

      Tangerine Chess Pie

      or

      Cherry Clafouti in a pie pan

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        AngelSanctuary Jun 7, 2009 11:37 PM

        Pear with gruyere! Strawberry with cream cheese! Rose-chocolate cream. And you can experiment with pie crusts like adding honey in them!

        1. wasabi Jun 4, 2009 08:00 PM

          Fresh Strawberry Pie with Mint Cream

          1.) Blind bake a short crust. Pate sucre would be all right, tho the final result is just fine with basic pie crust.

          2.) Make a pastry a mint infused pastry crust.

          3.) Fill the crust with cooled mint pastry cream and top with sliced fresh strawberries that have been macerated with a bit of sugar and minced fresh mint or tarragon. Rocks.

          I riffed on this recipe. I find the mint plays much better with strawberries alone. Plus, I go for more mint. I actually double it.

          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          1. David A. Goldfarb Jun 4, 2009 07:50 PM

            Mangoes and strawberries are in season right now. I did a kind of mango-strawberry Tarte Tatin with salted caramel that worked out well a few days ago and posted a recipe on our family food blog--

            http://familyoffood.blogspot.com/2009...

            1. klmonline Jun 4, 2009 04:54 PM

              This is cheating a bit, since it isn't really a pie, but it's everybody's favorite on the recipe boards for good reason. Galley Girl's (Laurie's) Pear Tart is simply spectacular. Easy to make, and scrumptious.
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/283632

              It's kind of a moist, cakey tart. Stuff it as full of pear slices as you can. The batter is merely a bit of mortar to paste the fruit together. Use very ripe pears. They aren't good if they turn out stiff and crunchy in the cake.

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                ziggylu Jun 4, 2009 04:40 PM

                Peach- Blackberry

                1. todao Jun 4, 2009 04:13 PM

                  Strawberry-Rhubarb

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                    silverhawk Jun 8, 2009 09:47 AM

                    yup--a seasonal treat. with all-season ice cream, of course.

                  2. enbell Jun 4, 2009 03:02 PM

                    Can you get ripe summer peaches yet or is it a bit too early? I think fresh peach or apricot pie is great during summer, but maybe a bit too ordinary for you. Also, have you ever made Boston Cream Pie? Depending on the occasion Baked Alaska can be fun.

                    Baked Alaska
                    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Strawberry-and-Chocolate-Baked-Alaska-235561

                    Boston Cream (I have not made this, but had it at a dinner party
                    )http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

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                      jenhen2 Jun 4, 2009 01:43 PM

                      Coconut cream would be my choice!

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