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Beverage of choice when enjoying your favorite slice of pie?

ipsedixit Jul 26, 2012 09:41 PM

What do you drink, if anything, when eating a slice of your favorite pie (whatever that pie maybe)?

I find that I really like a nice glass of dry chardonnay with any type of fruit pie. Otherwise, it's just coffee.


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  1. iL Divo RE: ipsedixit Jul 26, 2012 11:28 PM

    with my grandma's pies, it was always milk.
    with Kathy's grandma's pies, it was always English breakfast tea, loose leaf with milk and sugar.

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      Sooeygun RE: iL Divo Jul 27, 2012 06:30 AM

      I like tea with my pie as well. I just made a wild blueberry pie and had a piece last night with Earl Grey tea.

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        iL Divo RE: Sooeygun Jul 28, 2012 12:56 PM

        Kathy's family was fresh and newly planted here in California when I met her, age 6.
        They were very British, new to the country and very different from what I knew as a young child, a California young child.
        But when her grandma put a piece of pie in front of me, all I knew to do was say thank you and accept the tea, it's all they knew.
        I grew to love it, still do, and although Kathy's gone, I still remember fondly those times of pie and tea.

    2. LNG212 RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 06:07 AM

      heehee. I've clearly misinterpreted the question. Just seeing the title, my immediate thought was "a glass of nice red like barbera of course; or maybe a beer, if you're a beer person. What else would one drink with pizza?" Then I clicked on your question and saw you're talking about dessert. Oh well. My bad. ;)

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        iluvcookies RE: LNG212 Jul 27, 2012 07:43 PM

        Barbera d'asti with a slice of pepperoni pizza for me.... OP did say whatever that pie may be!

      2. Veggo RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 06:14 AM

        I rarely eat desserts but somehow Florida key lime pie follows up a dinner of Florida grouper or stone crabs nicely, and there's usually a little more chardonnay or bubbly to accompany it.

        1. RealMenJulienne RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 06:19 AM

          Any kind of pie? Then my favorite would be chicken pot pie, with I dunno, orange soda.

          My favorite sweet pie is blackberry/raspberry and that goes well with cold lemon water.

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            ipsedixit RE: RealMenJulienne Jul 27, 2012 08:31 PM

            You know what? Chicken pot pie and orange soda sounds really good.

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            Harters RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 06:24 AM

            My favourite pie is steak and kidney. In the days when I drank alcohol, this calls out for a beer - bitter, for choice. Second choice would be fidget pie which would have called for cider every time.

            Since I stopped drinking (some 9 years ago), I don't care what I drink, so long as it isnt too sweet (which restricts me to fairly minimal choices)

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              chefathome RE: Harters Jul 27, 2012 03:57 PM

              My favourite pie is steak and kidney as well.

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                ctfoodguy RE: Harters Aug 2, 2012 01:27 PM

                Fidget pie is a new one on me. Sounds British. What is it?

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                HillJ RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 06:24 AM

                Fruit pie, no beverage at all; I don't like the disturbance of a wine during...maybe after
                Cream pie, sometimes iced cold water if the pie is super rich
                Savory pie, def. red wine
                but I really look forward to my first pumpkin pie with apple cider every season!

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                  julesrules RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 06:32 AM

                  Definitely milk. Coffee at breakfast. I like the sound of that blueberry pie with Earl Grey though.
                  Wine has not occurred to me I must admit!

                  1. Motosport RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 07:01 AM

                    Espresso doppio!

                    1. bbqboy RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 07:02 AM

                      Gotta be a coffee with honey and 1/2 & 1/2.

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                        CanadaGirl RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 07:02 AM

                        Tea. Orange pekoe (preferably "King Cole") with milk. Otherwise, just water. I love wine, but the combination of pie and wine just does not appeal to me at all.

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                          Ruthie789 RE: CanadaGirl Aug 9, 2012 07:44 AM

                          King Cole, just a great tea, especially when brewed up with friends!

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                          MonMauler RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 09:06 AM


                          Beer goes with everything. Pizza pie, pumpkin pie, cherry pie, meat pie, pot pie, plum pie, steak pie, etc. In fact, beer can be a meal in itself...you don't even need the pie!

                          Beer, it's not just for breakfast anymore.

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                            HillJ RE: MonMauler Jul 27, 2012 09:18 AM

                            Then you're going to love, Beer Pie and more...

                          2. Perilagu Khan RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 09:21 AM

                            A cheap, roughhewn red with a slice of pizza.

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                              HillJ RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 27, 2012 09:28 AM

                              LOL, I had to smile at the reference (rough hewn). When the girls come over for cards the fun, box o wine and customer gifted reds always join the party.

                            2. chefathome RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 03:58 PM

                              Fruit pie? Tea.

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                                ricepad RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 06:48 PM

                                I'm pretty fickle when it comes to my favorite slice of pie...or to put it another way, my favorite slice of pie is usually whatever kind of pie is in the house (other than rhubarb...my favorite pie will NEVER be rhubarb). And depending on the pie, my choice of beverage is either black coffee, milk (rarely), or plain ol' ice water.

                                1. Ruthie789 RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 06:52 PM

                                  Tea of course!

                                  1. Tripeler RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 09:52 PM

                                    It really depends on the kind of pie. Some fruit pies are really nice with a shot of bourbon, neat.

                                    1. Caroline1 RE: ipsedixit Jul 27, 2012 10:23 PM

                                      "JUST" coffee...??? JUST COFFEE...??? hmph! Shame on you.

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                                        ipsedixit RE: Caroline1 Jul 28, 2012 11:00 AM

                                        My apologies, ma'am.

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                                          Caroline1 RE: ipsedixit Jul 28, 2012 12:43 PM

                                          Apology accepted. Along with a steaming mug of mocha java with a nice head of crema. '-)

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                                            happybaker RE: Caroline1 Aug 5, 2012 08:36 PM

                                            Mmmmmm : )

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                                        calmossimo RE: ipsedixit Jul 28, 2012 02:13 AM

                                        with sweet pies? fruit, cream, fruit and cream, or other... coffee, milk, or tea. mayyybe an extra glass of water. favorite pies include strawberry rhubarb, sour cream lemon, pecan, and banana cream. but i'd probably eat a slice of any sweet pie that was in front of me.

                                        i've had some pot pies and shepherd's pie, but never a steak and kidney or mincemeat...

                                        never thought of having any wine or alcoholic beverage to accompany pie, although i wouldn't be opposed to it.

                                        1. eclecticsynergy RE: ipsedixit Jul 28, 2012 12:32 PM

                                          I'd second RealMenJulienne's cold lemon water with just about any dessert pie- it doesn't compete with the sweet.

                                          Though with a homemade apple pie, a glass of ice cold milk really hits the spot. One of those childhood classics.

                                          And orange soda doesn't sound half bad with chicken pot pie!

                                          Beer or chianti with pizza for me.

                                          Champagne or white wine, sure, with quiche.

                                          And taco pie (or Frito bag pie, even) with real CocaCola in a glass bottle, please. Another taste of long ago. Ironic that to get the genuine all-American drink one has to look for the Mexican version. Though I stock up on kosher yellowcap 2-liters around Passover time too.

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                                            Cachetes RE: ipsedixit Jul 28, 2012 05:37 PM

                                            For fruit pie, it would likely be just a cup of coffee, black (though the idea of cold lemon water sounds very appealing).

                                            For pizza, a glass of milk (this is a holdover from when my parent's made pizza when I was a child, and I still love a glass of cold milk with pizza).

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                                              laskiblue RE: ipsedixit Jul 28, 2012 06:13 PM

                                              Coffee, iced tea, or ice cold skim milk with fruit pies; coffee, iced tea, or hot tea with creamy pies.

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                                                jhopp217 RE: ipsedixit Jul 28, 2012 06:28 PM

                                                I assume you meant dessert, but saw all the entree dishes that people answered. My go to for a sweet pie is a strong cup of coffee. If it's really sweet, like a lemon meringue or key lime, I might like a nice Riesling.

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                                                  Solstice444 RE: ipsedixit Jul 29, 2012 06:56 PM

                                                  Milk with any kind of dessert pie! Soda or beer with pizza.

                                                  1. KaimukiMan RE: ipsedixit Jul 29, 2012 08:08 PM

                                                    depending on the pie and the meal:
                                                    hot chocolate
                                                    cold chocolate milk
                                                    beer (i'm american so ice cold of course)

                                                    somehow soft drinks/soda/pop never sounds right with pie, although root beer and pizza isn't bad at all.

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                                                      ricepad RE: KaimukiMan Jul 31, 2012 11:44 AM

                                                      Root beer with pizza is practically a requirement!

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                                                        KaimukiMan RE: ricepad Aug 1, 2012 10:28 AM

                                                        until you turn 21 . . .

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                                                          CanadaGirl RE: KaimukiMan Aug 5, 2012 08:34 PM

                                                          Or younger in other countries.....

                                                    2. JungMann RE: ipsedixit Jul 31, 2012 12:50 PM

                                                      I am almost exclusively a cream pie and black coffee consumer or a pork pie and lager inhaler.

                                                      1. mamachef RE: ipsedixit Jul 31, 2012 04:35 PM

                                                        With fruit pie, ice-cold full-fat milk. Any other, coffee or tea.

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                                                          browndogs2 RE: ipsedixit Jul 31, 2012 07:07 PM

                                                          Coffee or milk, regardless of the type of pie. If neither is available, I'll still eat the pie. :)

                                                          1. MGZ RE: ipsedixit Aug 7, 2012 06:14 AM

                                                            I don't eat much pie, but I do occasionally make a pecan pie for Thanksgiving. To me, there is nothing better than a post turkey slice accompanied by a nice snifter of amber rum.

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