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Need creative pie ideas

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


      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.


          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--


            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.

              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


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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

                    Boston Cream (I have not made this, but had it at a dinner party

                    1. j
                      jenhen2 Jun 4, 2009 01:43 PM

                      Coconut cream would be my choice!

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