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Pie for Breakfast...

Beach Chick Oct 16, 2010 09:18 PM

It really is the perfect breakfast item..flaky crust, fresh fruit filling and a strong cup of coffee.
How great is that.

  1. Passadumkeg Oct 16, 2010 09:23 PM

    Apple pie w/ cheddar or muenster cheese.

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    1. re: Passadumkeg
      LA Buckeye Fan Nov 11, 2010 09:34 AM

      +1 on the apple/cheddar combo for brekkie.

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        njmarshall55 Feb 1, 2012 05:59 AM

        Is the apple pie/cheddar combo a regional thing? i've ordered it in numerous places and often get looks like I had a third eye. Personally, I love it.

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          Passadumkeg Feb 3, 2012 07:53 AM

          I think it is very northeast. Very popular in New England and the Pa Dutch country. Unheard of in New Mexico.

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            soupkitten Feb 3, 2012 09:51 AM

            if you say so... it's definitely a wisconsin thing.

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              Passadumkeg Feb 3, 2012 09:58 AM


              1. re: Passadumkeg
                soupkitten Feb 3, 2012 10:11 AM

                honestly, i think it's just a function of the area producing both great apples and great cheese.

                though the area grows other great fruit, and i don't see folks eating cheese with their door county cherry pie. hmm. but yeah, there are some germans in wisconsin, for sure.

                1. re: Passadumkeg
                  therealdoctorlew Jul 4, 2012 09:31 AM

                  American colonial.

              2. re: Passadumkeg
                PotatoHouse Dec 28, 2012 04:04 AM

                While it is not exactly prevalent, it is not unheard of in the deep south.

              3. re: njmarshall55
                Georgia Strait Dec 27, 2012 09:31 AM

                MOD - delete this one too - same problem w/ new CH format

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                  Georgia Strait Dec 27, 2012 09:31 AM

                  MOD - delete this please - i am trying to comment on a comment that is far up above - and it keeps going to the bottom of the thread in this new chowhound format - thank you

              4. re: Passadumkeg
                iL Divo Feb 4, 2012 09:31 AM

                +++ for grandma's authentic apple pie with cheddar melted atop, good grief, so good

              5. Tripeler Oct 16, 2010 09:24 PM

                Strawberry Rhubarb

                1. Passadumkeg Oct 16, 2010 09:32 PM

                  Pumpkin w/ yogurt.

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                  1. re: Passadumkeg
                    goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 09:53 PM

                    +1. or just fold the filling into your yogurt...or oatmeal.

                  2. ipsedixit Oct 16, 2010 09:51 PM

                    Cold apple pie with a cup of coffee.

                    Nothing is finer on an autumn Sunday morning.

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                      Popkin Oct 17, 2010 10:23 AM

                      I'll +1 to that!

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                        njmarshall55 Mar 11, 2013 01:48 PM

                        Amen to that!

                      2. goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 09:55 PM

                        whenever i host Thanksgiving i always send my guests home with about 95% of the leftovers. but the one year my sister came out to spend the holiday with me, she hid the rest of my apple-cranberry tart in the back of the fridge before i could wrap it for everyone because she wanted it for breakfast!

                        1. ZenSojourner Oct 16, 2010 11:28 PM

                          Hot apple pie with streudel topping and a great big cold cold cold glass of milk!


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                            Beach Chick Oct 17, 2010 09:17 AM

                            banana creme pie is what I'm jonesing for..
                            I'm eating a slice of warm apple pie with a cup of coffee..heaven

                            1. Sloth Oct 17, 2010 10:34 AM

                              This is what I thought of when I saw this topic heading

                              Peter was my favorite Monkee.

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                                HillJ Oct 17, 2010 11:12 AM

                                I lived on unsold pie for breakfast, lunch & dinner in college as a starving undergrad working the pie conveyor nightshift at the local marketplace. I still love pie...mostly breakfast. Love a good blueberry pie.

                                1. bagelman01 Oct 17, 2010 11:15 AM

                                  Not into the fruit filling for breakfast,
                                  BUT: Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Boston Cream, Coconut Custard, Sweet Potato , Nesselrode, or Pecan would really make my day.

                                  Don't even need the coffee, but a tall gklass of ice cold milk

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                                    HillJ Oct 17, 2010 11:23 AM

                                    Oh I love all those pies too bagelman01! When I travel to San Diego I always stop in the pie town of Julian to check out the door to door pie shops there. If you have never been, go!

                                    1. re: HillJ
                                      weezieduzzit Feb 1, 2012 12:51 AM

                                      The apple dumplings at Mom's in Julian... To die for. Looks like we need to take a roadtrip!

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                                        HillJ Feb 1, 2012 05:55 AM

                                        There are so many great pie shops in Julian, I can't pick just 1.

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                                      MinkeyMonkey Oct 17, 2010 01:41 PM

                                      same here, Pumpkin pie with an individual pot of hot assam tea, the Onion or a good book...at home or at the coffee shop by the bookstore. Even just sitting outside on the doorstep in my jammies surrounded by dogs trying to catch the sunlight, with the cold breeze making us glad we are in cozy duds.

                                      man, a bowl of cold pumpkin pie in a bowl with soy milk (or whatever) poured over top is a great breakfast.

                                    2. DiningDiva Oct 17, 2010 11:52 AM

                                      Ah, BC strikes again :-)

                                      Any pie is good for breakfast since it includes 2 of my favorite food groups...fat & sugar ;-)

                                      My 2 favs are Lemon Meringue during summer and Pecan during Fall. The rest of the year, it doesn't matter, I'll eat whatever's there.

                                      (BC, get over to Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas and pick up one of her cherry tarts <a junior pie really> and try that for brekkie. Totally rocks)

                                      I just finished up a piece of savory pie (okay, so it's quiche) for breakfast. Totally works for me.

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                                      1. re: DiningDiva
                                        Beach Chick Oct 17, 2010 12:43 PM

                                        My Mom used to make one hell of a lemon merinque and she'd have those peaks like little Mt. Everest..
                                        Costco has a pretty decent Pecan Pie..
                                        Need to get to Elizabethan for the Cherry Lattice..your quiche you made sounds so delicious!

                                        HillJ...nothing like heading to Julian with snow on the ground and go back in time to the Old Mining Town days and eat fab pie on every corner..
                                        ipsy..if you could find a hash brown to squish in between the pie or a french fry..hee hee
                                        Pass..love how you roll..not a blueberry pie since your representing the great state of Maine?

                                        1. re: Beach Chick
                                          HillJ Oct 17, 2010 12:46 PM

                                          ah BC, nothing beats food memories!

                                        2. re: DiningDiva
                                          MinkeyMonkey Oct 17, 2010 01:45 PM

                                          Yes! Lemon meringue on the coast at the La Fonda, sitting on the patio watching the dolphins go by...

                                          What a great memory! Summer surfing trips to Mexico were one of the few times I loved lemon meringue. Not sure what they did differently but there was some kind of trick they used for the meringue.

                                        3. Passadumkeg Oct 17, 2010 12:39 PM

                                          Frito pie, for a hangover.

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                                          1. re: Passadumkeg
                                            LA Buckeye Fan Nov 11, 2010 09:40 AM

                                            and a dos equis

                                            1. re: LA Buckeye Fan
                                              Passadumkeg Nov 11, 2010 11:08 AM

                                              or Modelo

                                          2. Divamac Oct 17, 2010 12:43 PM

                                            So true!

                                            I look forward to the pie holidays so I can have mince pie (only ever eaten for breakfast in my family) or pumpkin or whatever else is available form the bounty of the holidays with my morning tea.

                                            But let's face it, anything in a pie crust is wonderful.

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                                            1. re: Divamac
                                              HillJ Oct 17, 2010 12:47 PM

                                              We just had mac n cheese pie at a friends home; wasn't exactly my kind of pie.

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                                                njmarshall55 Feb 15, 2012 03:00 PM

                                                Haven't had real mince pie in YEARS. Grandmother used to make it. The rest of my family didn't care for it, but I couldn't get enough. Should research and try some on my own, I s'pose.

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                                                  Divamac Jul 3, 2012 11:44 PM

                                                  My grandmother's "real" mince pie was the jarred mincemeat filling plus a shot of whiskey baked in her divine homemade crust. I can't manage a crust, but I can buy pie dough and open a can of mincemeat filling! The frozen Mrs. Smith's will also do in a pinch if I'm particularly homesick.

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                                                Roland Parker Oct 17, 2010 11:25 PM

                                                Very Victorian. Pies for breakfast was common in New England and the Midwest, especially on farms. People really did bake pies all the time, which led to the popularity of the phrase, "easy as a pie."

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                                                1. re: Roland Parker
                                                  ZenSojourner Oct 18, 2010 12:15 AM

                                                  I wish!

                                                  Pie crust thus far continues to elude me.

                                                  As does fresh baked bread. Why can I make pizza dough - but not bread???


                                                  1. re: ZenSojourner
                                                    njmarshall55 Feb 1, 2012 06:01 AM

                                                    America's Test kitchen/Cook's Country (not sure which show) has a recipe for pie dough that uses vodka and water...less water equals less gluten, which means a flakier, more tender pie dough.

                                                  2. re: Roland Parker
                                                    PattiCakes Oct 18, 2010 09:35 AM

                                                    Roland, it's a PA Dutch (PA German) staple as well. As a matter of fact, the famous Shoo Fly Pie is more of a breakfast item than a dessert item. Typically (on the farm), you'd get up really early, have coffe and maybe a little something to take the edge off your hunger, go out and do your early morning chores, then come back in for a BIG breakfast, including pie. Many pies, once "set" can be picked up and eaten out of hand too, rather than served on a plate with utensils.

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                                                      aching Oct 18, 2010 03:08 PM

                                                      Yes yes yes! I have PA Dutch ancestors, which I have always figured gave me license to eat pie in the morning. Blackberry or mincemeat are my favorite, but really, I'll take any of them.

                                                      1. re: PattiCakes
                                                        greygarious Oct 19, 2010 10:37 AM

                                                        This schedule was characteristic of Shaker communities, too. Apple pie was a staple component of their breakfasts.

                                                        I am guessing that the half-moon shaped, single-serving "hand pie" comes from the farm breakfast tradition. Perhaps it was one of the options for the pre-dawn mini-breakfast.

                                                        1. re: greygarious
                                                          PattiCakes Oct 19, 2010 11:43 AM

                                                          You are probably right, grey. When you think about it, the pie "form" has a lot of variations, including the ever-popular quiche. And those hand pies are a variation of the "pasty", favored by many types of workers, especialy miners. We've got a comapny here in Philadelphia, TasyKake, that makes a whole line of those individual pies. They are rectangular rather than moon-shaped, but the idea is the same -- a fruit filling fully encased in a pie shell.

                                                          I still make my apple pies without sugar, so they are pure apple, a little spice, and a crust. That, along with a wedge of cheese, makes a great (and healthy) breakfast. I remember my mom giving me a warmed slice of apple pie (or a left-over apple dumpling), with milk on top for breakfast before school.

                                                          1. re: PattiCakes
                                                            mymomisthebestcook Oct 20, 2010 09:53 AM

                                                            Patticake, can you provide your sugar free apple pie receipe?

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                                                              PattiCakes Oct 20, 2010 10:54 AM

                                                              I don't use a recipe! I just peel & slice my apples, toss them with some cinnamon, or some of Penzy's Baking Spice, a pinch of salt and some cornstarch. Every once in a while I will throw in some raisins or some dried cranberries. I use either Granny Smith apples or Honey Crisp. My daughter's MIL makes her apple sauce the same way, with no added sugar and just a touch of spice. I just like the pure apple taste, even though it might be on the tart side, depending on the apples used.

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                                                                Passadumkeg Oct 20, 2010 03:26 PM


                                                      2. re: Roland Parker
                                                        soupkitten Oct 21, 2010 06:44 PM

                                                        my mom was a pretty typical midwestern mom, so she would bake one or 2 pies a week. always a fruit pie, which were considered wholesome as opposed to the pies made mostly out of sweetened condensed milk or chocolate or other "junk food" ;-P we were a family of 4 so she'd cut into 8 and we'd have pie for a dessert and the following breakfast, or for dessert 2 nights running. sometimes she'd try to pack a slice of pie into a school lunch. very messy.

                                                        on the pasties: some recipes had savory fillings baked into part of the pastry, and sweet fillings baked into the other end. the baker would mark the dough somehow with an indication that the miner start eating at one end of the pasty to have a savory followed by a sweet pastry lunch!

                                                      3. ChrisOC Oct 18, 2010 05:43 AM

                                                        Hot apple pie with a nice wedge of cheddar cheese, eggs with red flannel hash and a cup of hot, spiced apple cider. Nothing better on a crisp fall morning.

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                                                          beevod Oct 18, 2010 07:33 AM

                                                          A slice of chilled cherry pie balanced, for protein, by a slice of last night's pizza, with a glass of champagne. A breakfast that makes tolerable the worst of commutes.

                                                          1. Passadumkeg Oct 18, 2010 11:01 AM

                                                            Cherry Bomb pie (cherries and red chile) or apple, pinon, green chile pie get me up and going in the morning!

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                                                              Beach Chick Oct 18, 2010 12:30 PM

                                                              They make cherry bomb pies with red chile flakes?
                                                              WOW...I want some of that!

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                                                                DiningDiva Oct 18, 2010 12:47 PM

                                                                Wow, me too. That sound like, well, like da bomb

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                                                                  Passadumkeg Oct 18, 2010 01:00 PM

                                                                  I prefer the fresh Hatch green chile, pinon, apple pie, personally. Add a cup of each to your favorite apple pie recipe.
                                                                  I use Hatch red chile powder in the cherry bomb.


                                                            2. GraydonCarter Oct 18, 2010 01:34 PM

                                                              I loved pie as a kid, but I find it is just too sweet. I love pie for breakfast, absolutely, especially if it is a no-sugar added fruit pie. Those syrupy canned pie fillings I can do without.

                                                              Oh, my, no more pie.

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                                                                jdub1371 Oct 18, 2010 06:36 PM

                                                                I generally dislike sweet stuff on an empty stomach, especially breakfast-- I need at least toast first, preferably with eggs/cheese/beans/meat. But even I will eat a piece of fruit pie for breakfast. Apple pie is particularly good with a cup of malty Assam tea.

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                                                                  CocoaNut Oct 19, 2010 06:22 AM

                                                                  Not pie, but I just finished a wonderful petits fours - small-crumb, dense, but tender cake with rich, creamy glace icing.

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                                                                    Beach Chick Oct 19, 2010 10:17 AM

                                                                    I'm craving me a peanut butter pie with a chocolate bottom crust..

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                                                                      ipsedixit Oct 20, 2010 11:03 AM

                                                                      I'm not sure there's a moment when I don't crave that ...

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                                                                        Beach Chick Oct 20, 2010 01:41 PM

                                                                        Between that and a Filet O Fish with extra tartar and a handful of fries squished together inside....I'm set to go!

                                                                        1. re: Beach Chick
                                                                          ZenSojourner Oct 20, 2010 02:50 PM

                                                                          For BREAKFAST?

                                                                          Oh my!

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                                                                            Beach Chick Oct 20, 2010 05:25 PM

                                                                            ; )

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                                                                            ipsedixit Oct 20, 2010 03:37 PM

                                                                            "Between that and a Filet O Fish with extra tartar and a handful of fries squished together inside....I'm set to go!"

                                                                            Will you marry me?

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                                                                              Beach Chick Oct 20, 2010 05:24 PM


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                                                                          cheesecake17 Oct 20, 2010 11:53 AM

                                                                          With a glass of milk and some strawberries, perfect breakfast.

                                                                        3. greygarious Oct 19, 2010 10:39 AM

                                                                          Tiime to rent "Pushing Daisies"!

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                                                                            Diane in Bexley Oct 19, 2010 12:12 PM

                                                                            If you do any historical research, you will find out that fruit pie was often served for breakfast to Colonials in the early part of American history. It was a way to preserve fruit. See the article referenced for how they froze the pie for the winter to preserve it even longer.


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                                                                              Querencia Jan 31, 2012 08:42 PM

                                                                              The first brunch buffet I ever encountered was the "Plantation Breakfast" at Colonial Williamsburg in about 1966 or 1967---and it included a big deep-dish apple pie. (This will break your heart---I believe price of this all-you-can eat, which featured fried chicken and a lot of other stuff in a lovely setting, was $2.99.)

                                                                            2. Jasz Oct 20, 2010 11:49 AM

                                                                              Not exactly pie but I love my blueberry&peach crumble, hot, with yogurt for a yummy brekkie or lunch.

                                                                              1. Veggo Oct 20, 2010 03:58 PM

                                                                                Key lime pie with whipped cream and shaved almonds...may not be the ideal breakfast for pole vaulters or jockeys, but it sure goes well with a mug of french roast and a dastardly sudoku.

                                                                                1. mamachef Oct 20, 2010 06:30 PM

                                                                                  My dear departed father-in-law used to start every single day with a huge wedge of fruit pie, a chunk of sharp cheese (no matter what kind of pie it was), and a big mug of strong steaming coffee. He was such a creature of habit (it had to be pie, and it had to be fruit) that I counted it as a personal triumph when I got him to liking sweet potato cobbler just as much....also turned him onto green tomato pie, which he LOVED....
                                                                                  to this day, a slice of cherry pie is a heavenly breakfast, in my book. or peach.

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                                                                                    gadfly Oct 21, 2010 11:14 AM

                                                                                    E.B. White once wrote:

                                                                                    To foreigners, a Yankee is an American.
                                                                                    To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.
                                                                                    To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner.
                                                                                    To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.
                                                                                    To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
                                                                                    And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.

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                                                                                      Passadumkeg Oct 21, 2010 06:47 PM

                                                                                      Spot on! Wonderful.

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                                                                                      Beach Chick Nov 11, 2010 07:00 AM

                                                                                      just had a slice of warm blueberry pie with a strong cup of coffee...
                                                                                      life is good.

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                                                                                        ZenSojourner Nov 11, 2010 07:29 AM


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                                                                                          Beach Chick Nov 11, 2010 07:21 PM

                                                                                          ; )

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                                                                                        jester99 Nov 11, 2010 08:07 AM

                                                                                        Pie is awesome for breakfast. I had some pecan pie this morning. I do not think anything should be time restricted. Cake in the morning is awesome too. One of the best quotes from the short lived Kitchen Cofidential tv series, "muffins are for people who dont have the nads to order cake for breakfast".

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                                                                                          GraydonCarter Nov 11, 2010 10:15 AM

                                                                                          >Cake in the morning is awesome too.
                                                                                          Eggs are in chocolate cake! And milk! Oh goody! And wheat!

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                                                                                            soupkitten Nov 11, 2010 10:41 AM

                                                                                            coffee cake! delicious.

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                                                                                              roxlet Dec 27, 2010 03:03 PM

                                                                                              Haha! That's Bill Cosby, right?

                                                                                          2. Passadumkeg Nov 11, 2010 11:10 AM

                                                                                            Left over from a Sat. night pub party, Cock-leekie, steak and kidney, or seafod pie, w/ a side of bloaters.

                                                                                            1. MinkeyMonkey Dec 26, 2010 11:20 AM

                                                                                              Yes, I had two slices of home made pumpkin pie for breakfast this morning! Ahhh...

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                                                                                                Beach Chick Dec 26, 2010 01:18 PM

                                                                                                I was a little hungover Christmas morning and I SO needed a piece of banana creme pie..

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                                                                                                  NicoleFriedman Dec 26, 2010 06:43 PM

                                                                                                  I ate pumpkin pie 3 times in one week a few months ago during a time of great stress. It helped, though my hubby laughed his *** off when I told him.

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                                                                                                    HLing Dec 27, 2010 04:32 PM

                                                                                                    Maybe I'm stressed all the time then...In the fall and winter it's often a slice of warmed Tarte Tatin (the stove-top first then into oven,very caramelized kind), a small bowl of plain yogurt with lots of home made peanut butter brittle made with freshly roasted peanuts, and cup(s) of black aeropressed home roasted, stone ground coffee. Usually a big pie is made once a week to keep the supply ready. Sometimes, to remember warmer times, it will be fresh baked strawberry shortcake (cream biscuit type) for breakfast with hand whipped cream. Other times I improvise with the tarte tatin by adding some baked sweet potato and making it a apple sweet potato crumble. Also good breakfast food......

                                                                                                  2. MinkeyMonkey Dec 27, 2010 06:48 PM

                                                                                                    Is it wrong to have had pie for breakfast a second day in a row? This time, just one slice...

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                                                                                                      DiningDiva Dec 28, 2010 09:16 AM


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                                                                                                        MinkeyMonkey Dec 28, 2010 03:51 PM

                                                                                                        Awesome, because the count is up to three days in a row and tomorrow will be four. And then, sadly, the pie will be gone :(

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                                                                                                          gaffk Dec 28, 2010 04:31 PM

                                                                                                          If I were you, I'd bake\buy another pie.

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                                                                                                      CocoaNut Dec 28, 2010 01:33 PM

                                                                                                      Had a slice of sweet potato pie just this morning with coffee. Each complimented the other very well. It didn't hurt that a neighbor had made it as a Christmas gift!

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                                                                                                        MinkeyMonkey Dec 28, 2010 03:53 PM

                                                                                                        Hah, we baked two pies so we could give one to our friends down the street but they are on a diet! How nice that you were baked a pie as a gift. They kind of taste better that way...

                                                                                                      2. tracylee Dec 28, 2010 01:51 PM

                                                                                                        We have a family friend who doesn't like dessert after dinner. She takes her serving home to have it at breakfast. I always thought it was decadent. But pumpkin pie for breakfast is wonderful!

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                                                                                                          lrhr Dec 28, 2010 04:49 PM

                                                                                                          Early on while dating my husband, I brought out raspberry pie to eat for breakfast (in bed.) I thought it was sexy and decadent. He was horrified. Not, as it turned out, for the timing or location. He just hates pie. Sigh. I married him anyway.

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                                                                                                            EWSflash Jan 16, 2011 06:49 PM

                                                                                                            He must have a lot of redeeming qualities to make up for THAT.

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                                                                                                              rmarisco Dec 27, 2012 09:42 AM

                                                                                                              on the one hand i feel so sad for you.. on the other hand MORE FOR THE REST OF US!!

                                                                                                            2. letsindulge Jan 16, 2011 06:33 PM

                                                                                                              I love pie morning, noon, or night.

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                                                                                                                Beach Chick Feb 25, 2011 03:38 PM

                                                                                                                Making a blueberry pie so I can have a big ol' slice while watching SDSU basketball team kick ass over BYU tomorrow morning...

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                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet Feb 25, 2011 03:57 PM

                                                                                                                  BIG game tomorrow - totally deserves a special indulgence. i was all stoked about having muesli tomorrow morning for the first time in ages, but your breakfast sounds a little more exciting :)

                                                                                                                  go Aztecs!

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                                                                                                                  Querencia Feb 26, 2011 05:37 PM

                                                                                                                  Why not? I make bread pudding just so I can eat it for breakfast.

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                                                                                                                    Beach Chick Jan 31, 2012 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                    Made a kick ass banana cream pie last weekend and had a big ol' slice with my coffee... happy happy moment...

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                                                                                                                      ipsedixit Jan 31, 2012 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                      Any time I have pie in the morning is a happy moment.

                                                                                                                      Heck, any time I have pie is a happy moment!

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                                                                                                                        Beach Chick Jan 31, 2012 08:14 AM

                                                                                                                        Exactly sista sledge!

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                                                                                                                        DiningDiva Jan 31, 2012 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                        :-D...rock it girl.

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                                                                                                                          Beach Chick Jan 31, 2012 08:56 AM

                                                                                                                          I need to if I'm eating pie for breakfast...
                                                                                                                          ; )

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                                                                                                                        laliz Jan 31, 2012 09:07 AM

                                                                                                                        warm apple pie w/chocolate ice cream. and black coffee. mmmmmmmm

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                                                                                                                          HillJ Jan 31, 2012 09:49 AM

                                                                                                                          enjoyed a healthy slice of fruits of the forest pie this morning with a pineapple smoothie chaser. fruit line up included peaches, apples, blackberries, kiwi and pineapple in a almond milk crust.

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                                                                                                                            Beach Chick Feb 1, 2012 05:39 AM

                                                                                                                            that sounds delicious HillJ..

                                                                                                                            laliz..need to try the chocolate ice cream with the apple instead of vanilla..been doing pistachio lately...warm apple is the key.

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                                                                                                                              HillJ Feb 1, 2012 05:56 AM

                                                                                                                              oh it is! had to do "it" again this morning!

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                                                                                                                                laliz Feb 3, 2012 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                beach chick, I always feel like Meg Ryan when I order it. Apple pie w/chocolate ice cream, only if the pie is warm~~ if not warm then no ice cream.

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                                                                                                                                  Beach Chick Feb 3, 2012 09:35 AM

                                                                                                                                  'I always feel like Meg Ryan when I order it.'...LOL
                                                                                                                                  I'd like to feel like Meg right about now..
                                                                                                                                  ; )

                                                                                                                            2. Passadumkeg Feb 3, 2012 08:00 AM

                                                                                                                              We went to Pie Town, New Mexico last weekend for breakfast (try to find it on a map) There are 2 choices and bothe are great.

                                                                                                                              My favorite is the apple, green chile and pinon nut or the Cherry Bomb.

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                                                                                                                                Beach Chick Feb 3, 2012 08:17 AM

                                                                                                                                The apple, green chile with pinion nuts sounds so frigging good Pass..
                                                                                                                                Dang, I was just up in that area a couple of weeks ago and thanks for letting me know for next time up at the cabin!

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                                                                                                                                  Passadumkeg Feb 3, 2012 09:45 AM

                                                                                                                                  Sedona? Email me, if you wish and we'll meet you there.

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                                                                                                                                    Beach Chick Feb 3, 2012 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                                    No..up near Zane Grey's old cabin at the Mogollon Rim...as the crow flies probably about 60 miles from Pietown..where do you at in NM..love love love NM!

                                                                                                                                    You got the life Pass...Maine and New Mexico..

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                                                                                                                                      Passadumkeg Feb 3, 2012 10:01 AM

                                                                                                                                      Our youngest just started teaching w/ me last month. It was he that I wanted to take to Pie Town. There is also a pie festival in the summer.

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                                                                                                                                        Beach Chick Feb 3, 2012 10:11 AM

                                                                                                                                        I'm all over that pie festival..aren't you in Maine for the summer?

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                                                                                                                                          Passadumkeg Feb 3, 2012 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                                          Yes, lobster pie!!!

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                                                                                                                                            Beach Chick Feb 3, 2012 08:19 PM

                                                                                                                                            Love that Pass..
                                                                                                                                            Kennebunk eating blueberry pie and lobstah pie all day long..

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                                                                                                                                              Passadumkeg Feb 3, 2012 09:28 PM

                                                                                                                                              We're 4 hours north of K-bunk. The land of blueberry barrens and wild blueberry pie. I can walk to a rocky beach in 5 min and see no one.

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                                                                                                                                                Beach Chick Feb 4, 2012 06:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                Are you past Bar Harbor...
                                                                                                                                                I'm a So. California La Jolla gal and would love to see no one at our gorgeous beaches!
                                                                                                                                                Lobster pies..are they sold at the lobster shacks that are a thing of beauty up and down the coast?
                                                                                                                                                I found the blueberries in Maine, way better than what I'm used to on the West Coast..the pie, the ice cream..anything else they put in a pie?

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                                                                                                                                                  Passadumkeg Feb 4, 2012 09:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Yes Bar Harbor area. That's where I work as a Registered Maine Guide, specializing in 3 or 5 day kayak trips along the Maine Island Trail. We pick our own blueberries behind the house. Best pie ever. In Norway, I used to make red and black current and goose berry pies.
                                                                                                                                                  Been to La Jolla. We have use of a house in Huntington Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                    Beach Chick Feb 4, 2012 09:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                    My new hero!
                                                                                                                                                    That is so awesome Pass..

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                                                                                                                                                      Passadumkeg Feb 4, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                      We'll often meet my Las Vegas brother in Cottonwood, Dead Horse State Park and drive back to Grants through Payson. In Cotton found a great little cafe, with a patio and pie for breakfast. I opted out for a bratwurst on a hard roll w/ home made kraut and potato salad!
                                                                                                                                                      In Finland, I mad a "topless" pear and turnip (Swede) pie. Very unusual, got find the recipe this summer.
                                                                                                                                                      In Bolivia they served these small meat pies, called saltenas, for breakfast. They were Bolivia's truly additive drug.

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                                                                                                                                                        Beach Chick Feb 6, 2012 05:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Pass..you're in Grants?
                                                                                                                                                        Is the Sonic still there...don't they have a little pie shop in town.

                                                                                                                                                        You'll love Asylum at the Jerome's Grand Hotel outside of Cottonwood..sweet and very haunted.
                                                                                                                                                        What's the name of the pie place in Cottonwood since were in Sedona, quite a bit...get your arse to Elote Cafe in Sedona...oh my..some of the best food evah!

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                                                                                                                                                          Passadumkeg Feb 6, 2012 06:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Yup, host of the open store front festival. I began teaching here 40+ years ago. I own land on Mt. Taylor. Been to the Asylum. Can't remember. The ribs place is bad.
                                                                                                                                                          I owe you a Triscuit green chiile pie as an apology!

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                                                                                                                                    DiningDiva Feb 3, 2012 10:52 AM

                                                                                                                                    I remember seeing that pie on some FTV show last year and thought the same thing...friggin' good. I'll be in NM later this year, must remember to stop and actually try it

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                                                                                                                                      Beach Chick Feb 4, 2012 06:41 AM

                                                                                                                                      Hi DD!
                                                                                                                                      Make sure you report back on the pie from NM...bet that is incredible..
                                                                                                                                      When are you going?

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                                                                                                                                        DiningDiva Feb 4, 2012 07:33 AM

                                                                                                                                        I'll be in NM in late July for the Intl. Folk Art Festival in Santa Fe. Hopefully, I'll remember to make the side trip to Pie Town!

                                                                                                                                2. davis_sq_pro Feb 3, 2012 08:33 AM

                                                                                                                                  Tollhouse Pie, cold, straight out of the fridge. With a strong cup of coffee. Oh yes...

                                                                                                                                  A good recipe here: http://www.travelerslunchbox.com/jour...

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                                                                                                                                    Beach Chick Feb 3, 2012 09:36 AM

                                                                                                                                    Holy crap...that's got my name all over it!

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                                                                                                                                      gaffk Feb 3, 2012 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                      I just saved that recipe . . . can't wait to make it. Actually, can't wait to eat it (with strong coffee, of course).

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                                                                                                                                        davis_sq_pro Feb 3, 2012 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                        It's great stuff; just make sure to bake it a bit longer than it calls for (see the comments at the bottom for more info). And it's one of those baked goods that becomes 10x better the next day, for whatever reason (I still don't understand the science behind that).

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                                                                                                                                          gaffk Feb 3, 2012 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                                          Thanks for the tips. And I'm happy to hear it tastes better the next day, since there are only two in the household.

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                                                                                                                                      FoodFigure Feb 3, 2012 09:40 AM

                                                                                                                                      I'm not going to lie to you, I've indulged in my share of chicken pot pie for breakfast more than once. And I say that with pride.

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                                                                                                                                        Beach Chick Feb 3, 2012 10:01 AM

                                                                                                                                        I would consider chicken pot pie a pie...and you should have your shoulders back with pride that you had it for breakfast...solid..very solid.

                                                                                                                                        btw...great website FoodFigure!

                                                                                                                                      2. Seeker19104 Feb 4, 2012 09:42 AM

                                                                                                                                        Know a woman from the mid-West (German extraction) who loves pie for breakfast -- especially apple with cheddar cheese.

                                                                                                                                        Growing up in NYC, this was never an option. My dad had weight issues, so we only had dessert three times a year: Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas. (My mom was a great home cook and baker.)

                                                                                                                                        However, my mother was from North Carolina. Her aunt made a killer French toast which approximated lemon meringue pie. She separated the eggs. Used the yolks in the dipping mixture. Whipped the whites and sweetened them with confectioner's sugar. Served with hot lemon juice. Heaven!

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                                                                                                                                          Beach Chick Feb 19, 2012 06:53 AM

                                                                                                                                          Made a fab blueberry pie...eating a slice with a cup of strong coffee...dang, it's so good!

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                                                                                                                                            Beach Chick May 18, 2012 05:04 AM

                                                                                                                                            Banana cream pie...divine

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                                                                                                                                              DiningDiva May 18, 2012 06:18 AM

                                                                                                                                              Tried a new lemon meringue filling this week. Too tart and too sweet, evev really strong coffee wouldn't cut through it. But the meringue was stellar.

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                                                                                                                                                iL Divo Jun 29, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                hubby loves banana cream pie.
                                                                                                                                                me not so much but I have a boatload of ripening banana's.....hum

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                                                                                                                                                  Beach Chick Jun 29, 2012 08:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Love love love me a banana cream pie and I have bananas too and guess what I'm making this weekend.. ; )

                                                                                                                                                  Thanks for the reminder iL Divo!

                                                                                                                                              2. Pipenta May 18, 2012 06:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                As a nutmegger, I eat pie for breakfast when the opportunity presents itself, usually apple.

                                                                                                                                                Being New Haven born and bred, I eat leftover pizza PIE for breakfast on a regular basis.

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                                                                                                                                                  Beach Chick Jun 29, 2012 06:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                  It's official...pie for breakfast is good for you!


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                                                                                                                                                    jujuthomas Jun 29, 2012 07:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                    this post makes me smile. My dear grandfather (who we lost just a month ago) was a HUGE pie fan - would eat it for his pre-breakfast snack when he got up at about 4am - a habit he never got out of after selling his dairy farm. we decided at the funeral that in his memory this fall we will eat pie BEFORE our Thanksgiving feast.

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                                                                                                                                                      iL Divo Jun 29, 2012 08:21 AM


                                                                                                                                                      I love your story. I can picture how wonderful the Thanksgiving meal is going to be.
                                                                                                                                                      Would love to be a fly on the wall.............

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                                                                                                                                                        jujuthomas Jun 29, 2012 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                        thanks, iL Divo. :)

                                                                                                                                                        It's ridiculous how many pies we have at our Thanksgiving feast - I think our record is 19 pies for about 30 people. :-D

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                                                                                                                                                          KaimukiMan Aug 30, 2012 04:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                          i know this was some months ago... but

                                                                                                                                                          maybe you should have an all pie thanksgiving. Turkey pie, sweet potato pie, green bean pie, cranberry pie, mash potato pie, stuffing pie. can't think of much that wouldn't make a great pie with a little bit of recipe tweeking.

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                                                                                                                                                            iL Divo Oct 27, 2013 06:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                            "It's ridiculous how many pies we have at our Thanksgiving feast - I think our record is 19 pies for about 30 people. :-D"
                                                                                                                                                            well then I think I need an invite.........

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                                                                                                                                                          Beach Chick Jun 29, 2012 08:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                          God Bless your dear Grandfather...may you eat many pies in honor of him.

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                                                                                                                                                            GraydonCarter Jul 4, 2012 01:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                            On his first viisit to meet his grandparents, my son started calling his grandfather "Pie" because one day grandpa walked into the kitchen with two pies he had scored at a local fruit stand.

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                                                                                                                                                              jujuthomas Dec 3, 2012 09:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                              in honor of my grandfather we had mini pumpkin pie bites before Thanksgiving dinner - my sister thought it would upset my mother's sense of order to actually cut into dessert before we ate. I thought her solution was quite brilliant, and we were all very touched. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                Beach Chick Dec 3, 2012 09:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                That is beautiful juju...may the tradition continue for your beloved Grandfather for many many Thanksgivings to come!

                                                                                                                                                            2. Passadumkeg Jun 29, 2012 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Back in Maine for the summer. Wild Maine blueberry pie w/ ice cream. The photo shows a half slice! Ms. Keg has the other half.

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                                                                                                                                                                Beach Chick Jun 30, 2012 08:24 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                  Beach Chick Jul 4, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Gosh Pass...love Maine and wish I was eating some blueberry pie with some blueberry ice cream!

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                                                                                                                                                                    Beach Chick Jul 4, 2012 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    With $5 a pound Maine Lobsters!
                                                                                                                                                                    ;- )

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                                                                                                                                                                      Passadumkeg Jul 5, 2012 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      I get free lobsters and crabs. A grateful old student.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Beach Chick Jul 5, 2012 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Shut up...
                                                                                                                                                                        Will you and your lovely wife adopt me?
                                                                                                                                                                        ;- )

                                                                                                                                                                2. jmcarthur8 Jul 5, 2012 04:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  The ultimate pie for breakfast is cold Sour Cream Apple Pie right out of the fridge. The day after Thanksgiving. I could die happy that day right after breakfast.

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                                                                                                                                                                    pie22 Jul 5, 2012 08:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    i just had apple pie for breakfast this week!
                                                                                                                                                                    i frequent a diner very close to my place and they do a great deal (drink, soup, salad, entree, veggies, the whole thing) which includes dessert that they encourage taking to go what you can't eat everything...i always get a slice of apple for the next morning with coffee. it beats my daily cheerios!

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                                                                                                                                                                      Beach Chick Aug 30, 2012 04:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      4am and I can't wait to dive into my homemade banana cream pie for breakfast..

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                                                                                                                                                                          chocolatetartguy Dec 3, 2012 04:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Just had that this morning. Apples and blackberries in a flaky crust to celebrate AAA coming fast to my car's rescue.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Kat Dec 3, 2012 07:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            So happy to see this thread! pumpkin pie for breakfast after Thanksgiving and mince pie or pecan pie for breakfast on Christmas morning are family traditions! Yum!

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                                                                                                                                                                              Beach Chick Dec 4, 2012 08:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Getting an extra pecan pie at Costco for breakfast..big, delicious and perfect with a strong cup of coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Puffin3 Dec 4, 2012 06:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Watching Willie Geist on 'Way too early' once. The question was "what are you doing up so early?". Someone texted Willie: "This key lime pie isn't going to eat itself!".
                                                                                                                                                                              Pretty funny.

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                                                                                                                                                                                laskiblue Dec 5, 2012 05:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Just want to come in with a general AMEN for pie for breakfast. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                  GraydonCarter Dec 11, 2012 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Me oh my
                                                                                                                                                                                  Nothing tastes sweet, wet, salty and dry
                                                                                                                                                                                  all at once o well it's pie
                                                                                                                                                                                  an' wet bottom.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Come to your place everyday if you've got em'
                                                                                                                                                                                  Me o my
                                                                                                                                                                                  I love pie

                                                                                                                                                                                  - from the movie Michael sung by Andie MacDowell

                                                                                                                                                                                2. rmarisco Dec 27, 2012 09:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  sometimes i work on my fantasy "last meal": i've never gotten beyond a final choice except for my recipe for rhubarb pie. but then i realize that i would have to bake it, and that sort of defeats the purpose..

                                                                                                                                                                                  warm fresh apricot pie is still the best breakfast ever. i THINK rhubarb pie would be a close second, but we never seem to have enough to last until breakfast to find out. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 27, 2012 04:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I thought of this thread yesterday morning when I was reading the NYT Dining section...


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                                                                                                                                                                                      HillJ Dec 27, 2012 06:53 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                      We made all 3 of these pies for the holiday. All delicious! Who says Easter pie can't be enjoyed at Christmas?!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        HLing Jan 4, 2013 06:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Happy New Year ! I ended up with 3 slices of pie for breakfast, and remembered this thread: home made tarte tatin, Farmer's market shoo fly pie, and home made kumquat meringue pie, plus sauteed brussel sproutes. A very well-balanced diet indeed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Beach Chick Jan 5, 2013 06:35 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                        2. ipsedixit Jan 4, 2013 06:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          I almost forgot.

                                                                                                                                                                                          I had cherry pie for breakfast recently, and I had it with "spiked" coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Beach Chick Jan 5, 2013 06:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            What did you have spiked in the cup of Joe?

                                                                                                                                                                                            ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                              ipsedixit Jan 5, 2013 11:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              What did you have spiked in the cup of Joe?


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                                                                                                                                                                                                GraydonCarter Jan 5, 2013 07:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Ew, gross.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Beach Chick Mar 8, 2013 04:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Pouring rain in San Diego, in bed on my tablet knowing that I have a blueberry crumb pie waiting for me with some hot coffee...

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Beach Chick Mar 17, 2013 08:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Made a pie last night with roll out and bake pie crust, peanut butter, chocolate pudding, sliced bananas and fresh whip cream..
                                                                                                                                                                                              About ready to dig into this bad boy before some tennis.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Had all night to sit in the fridge to set..wooo hooo!

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. 3MTA3 Mar 17, 2013 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                On the road vacationing as a kid, Mom bought a apple pie and a gallon of milk. The thought of eating dessert ( an item normally reserved after "dinner" ) for breakfast still brings back fond memories.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beach Chick Jul 15, 2013 10:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Made a berry pie couple of days ago..
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fantastic sliced warm with a cuppa for breakfast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    treb Jul 16, 2013 06:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    What kinda of berries? Avec whipped cream?? or ala mode??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beach Chick Jul 16, 2013 07:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Had a medley of frozen blue, black and the pedestrian strawberry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I used a half a cup of crushed almonds, a little sugar in the raw.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 pie crust that you roll out and one I latticed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      It was really good.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am a fab cook but not a great baker..
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't like anyone telling me how much I should measure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        jujuthomas Oct 27, 2013 08:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm not a great pie baker - other things I do pretty well, My BFF recently said she's never had blueberry pie! I will have to dig out gramma's recipe and make her some. It's tragic, really! ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beach Chick Oct 27, 2013 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm a great cook but a baker. .fuggaboutit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          That is why the frozen rolled up and out pie crust is my best friend..also, graham cracker crust ready made...its super easy peasy and with a Jello banana cream pudding mix, a couple of bananas and a small container of whip cream to whip up..
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Viola..damn good pie!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          On blueberry pie, I get frozen blueberries and add some sugar with a little flour or thickener and use 2 pie crust..weave it out for the lattice on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Report back and good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            jujuthomas Oct 27, 2013 12:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            the only time I made a blueberry pie, i completely forgot the flour. what a mess! My grandmother added a little cinnamon to her blueberry (or mixed berry) pies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            DH would love your banana cream pie. I'll have to make that for him soon. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beach Chick Oct 27, 2013 07:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Made a fab banana cream pie and had a slice with a French Press cup of coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    When making the pie, I tossed the banana slices with lemon juice so they didn't turn brown..

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Jpan99 Oct 27, 2013 08:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Had apple pie for breakfast this morning! Made it yesterday. Leftover apple pie for breakfast, a no brainer!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beach Chick Oct 27, 2013 09:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Awesome...major no brainer!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          iL Divo Oct 27, 2013 06:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          sounds like a perfect brekkie to me :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            KarenDW Oct 28, 2013 09:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            If one is to follow the nutrition pyramid concept, then Pie + yogurt/ice cream = 3 Food Groups! Fruit, grain and dairy :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. mamachef Oct 27, 2013 09:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leftovers for breakfast. Specifically; shepard's pie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. aching Oct 27, 2013 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I was just thinking about this thread this morning as I ate a huge piece of cherry pie for breakfast! It was the most satisfying thing I've had in a long time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                iL Divo Oct 27, 2013 06:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hubby and I were in MH many months ago and stopped at a favorite place of mine, he knows me very well. mostly for the blueberry pie. I pay extra, it's a famous (or is it infamous) buffet joint but their blueberry pie is stupid crazy good. I took in my 'to-go' blueberry pie, chocolate dipped marshmallows and blue cotton candy, the next morning, first thing I devoured was the pie, both pieces ;:-/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beach Chick Oct 28, 2013 06:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Love that. .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Funny how you thought about this post while eating your cherry pie...if the song by Warrant was on, that would of been freaky deaky!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GraydonCarter Oct 29, 2013 11:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I, too, thought of this thread while eating cherry pie. It was home-made especially for me, with very little sugar added to make it extra tart.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I pondered this question with the baker in her kitchen: what is it with the "over-stuffed" trend? I like a nice balance of pastry with my fruit, and an over-stuffed fruit pie violates that sensibility. Are you with me?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beach Chick Oct 29, 2013 03:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am so honored that while you are eating pie for breakfast, you are thinking of this thread and also, someone was kind enough to make you a home-made cherry pie..you must rank up there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One of my all time fave's...cherry pie!

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