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Pie for Breakfast...

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

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  1. Apple pie w/ cheddar or muenster cheese.

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    1. re: Passadumkeg

      +1 on the apple/cheddar combo for brekkie.

      1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

        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.

        1. re: njmarshall55

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

          1. re: Passadumkeg

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

              1. re: Passadumkeg

                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.

              2. re: Passadumkeg

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

          2. re: Passadumkeg

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

              1. re: Passadumkeg

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

              2. Cold apple pie with a cup of coffee.

                Nothing is finer on an autumn Sunday morning.

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


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

                          Peter was my favorite Monkee.

                          1. 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. 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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                              1. re: bagelman01

                                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

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

                                  1. re: weezieduzzit

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

                                1. re: EWSflash

                                  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. 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

                                    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

                                      ah BC, nothing beats food memories!

                                    2. re: DiningDiva

                                      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.

                                      1. 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

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

                                          1. re: Divamac

                                            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.

                                            1. re: njmarshall55

                                              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.

                                          2. 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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                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.

                                                1. re: PattiCakes

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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

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

                                                        1. re: mymomisthebestcook

                                                          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.

                                                  2. re: Roland Parker

                                                    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. 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.

                                                    1. 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. 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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                                                        1. re: Passadumkeg

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

                                                          1. re: Beach Chick

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

                                                            1. re: DiningDiva

                                                              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. 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.

                                                          1. 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.

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

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

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                                                                1. re: Beach Chick

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

                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                    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

                                                                        "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?

                                                                    1. re: Beach Chick

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

                                                                    2. Tiime to rent "Pushing Daisies"!

                                                                      1. 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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                                                                        1. re: Diane in Bexley

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

                                                                          1. 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. 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.

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

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                                                                                  1. 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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                                                                                    1. re: jester99

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

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

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

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

                                                                                            1. 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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                                                                                              1. re: NicoleFriedman

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

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                                                                                                  1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                    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 :(

                                                                                                    1. re: MinkeyMonkey

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

                                                                                                1. 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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                                                                                                  1. re: CocoaNut

                                                                                                    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. 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!

                                                                                                    1. 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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                                                                                                      1. re: lrhr

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

                                                                                                        1. re: lrhr

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

                                                                                                        2. I love pie morning, noon, or night.

                                                                                                          1. 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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                                                                                                            1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                              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!

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

                                                                                                              1. 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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                                                                                                                1. re: Beach Chick

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

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

                                                                                                                    1. re: DiningDiva

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

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

                                                                                                                    1. 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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                                                                                                                      1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                        1. re: Beach Chick

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

                                                                                                                          1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                            1. re: laliz

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

                                                                                                                        2. 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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                                                                                                                          1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                            1. re: Beach Chick

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

                                                                                                                              1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                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..

                                                                                                                                1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: Passadumkeg

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

                                                                                                                                      1. re: Passadumkeg

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

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                            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?

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                My new hero!
                                                                                                                                                That is so awesome Pass..

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                    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!

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                      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!

                                                                                                                              2. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                1. re: DiningDiva

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

                                                                                                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                    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. 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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                                                                                                                              1. re: davis_sq_pro

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

                                                                                                                                1. re: davis_sq_pro

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

                                                                                                                                  1. re: gaffk

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

                                                                                                                                2. 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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                                                                                                                                  1. re: FoodFigure

                                                                                                                                    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. 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!

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

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: Beach Chick

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

                                                                                                                                            1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                              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. 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.

                                                                                                                                              1. 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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                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: jujuthomas

                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: jujuthomas

                                                                                                                                                        "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.........

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: jujuthomas

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

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: jujuthomas

                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jujuthomas

                                                                                                                                                          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. :)

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jujuthomas

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

                                                                                                                                                        2. 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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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Passadumkeg

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

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Beach Chick

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

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Passadumkeg

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

                                                                                                                                                            2. 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.

                                                                                                                                                              1. 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!

                                                                                                                                                                1. 4am and I can't wait to dive into my homemade banana cream pie for breakfast..

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

                                                                                                                                                                      1. 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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                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Kat

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

                                                                                                                                                                        2. 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.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: laskiblue

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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. 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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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I almost forgot.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                        What did you have spiked in the cup of Joe?

                                                                                                                                                                                        ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                          What did you have spiked in the cup of Joe?


                                                                                                                                                                                      2. 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...

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. 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. 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.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Beach Chick

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: treb

                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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! ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: jujuthomas

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. :)

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                                                                      sounds like a perfect brekkie to me :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Jpan99

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Leftovers for breakfast. Specifically; shepard's pie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: aching

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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 ;:-/

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: aching

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: aching

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: GraydonCarter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Made a homemade blueberry pie and warming up a slice with a dollop of vanilla bean gelato and a cup of French press coffee. .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just had a piece of homemade pumpkin pie with French press coffee, YUM ! Great Minds BC .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: treb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great minds do think alike and the synchronicity between us, is no coincidence.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Carl Jung would have a field day with us!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. New favorite: Sugar Cream Pie


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Even better than as listed: Caramelize a few chopped up bananas with a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon, put that in the crust, and pour the cream mixture on top. Fruit makes it a healthy breakfast option!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. About ready to dive into a freshly made banana cream pie..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yeah baby. .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Made a chocolate peanut butter pie with fresh whipped cream..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I layered with melted semi-sweet dark chocolate and peanut butter on the lightly golden crust and then topped with pudding and I left the whipped on the side.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The chocolate and pb became a ganache and was so delicious!