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The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Jeff B » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:57 am

Since I'm in pie mode (not to be confused with a la mode), I thought I'd re-visit one of my all time favorite threads - The Pie Poll. Just in case your tastes have changed, or you missed the original Pie Poll, what are your 5 favorite pies?

In trying to rank my 5 favorites (somewhat of an impossible task), I'd go with...

1. Blueberry
For me, a luscious blueberry pie is what apple pie is supposed to be - a fail safe all American staple.

2. Lemon
I adore lemon pie. Curiously, though I can enjoy them with meringue, I actually prefer a "flat top" on my lemon pie.

3. Chocolate
I think chocolate pies are underrated. They usually don't top many favorites lists yet just one slice can be the decadent highlight of your day. :)

4. Cherry
Cherry pie is a little ways down the list just because it can be a bit fickle.

5. Banana Creme
I like it but a little goes a long way.

Pies that don't float my boat (despite their popularity)...

Apple
Pumpkin
Strawberry

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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Carl Eppig » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:14 pm

1. Pumpkin

2. Pecan

3. Apple

4. Chocolate cream

5. Blueberry
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Redwinger » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:29 pm

1. Apple

2. Apple

3. Apple

4. Pumpkin

5. Blueberry
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Howie Hart » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:54 pm

1. Mince
2. Pecan
3. Blueberry
4. Cherry
5. Peach
6. Apple
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Robin Garr » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:55 pm

Hmm ... I'll play, although I'm not a huge (get it?) dessert fan, and pies don't even rank at the top of my wish list when I do want a dessert. Still, I won't say no to a small, well-made slice of something I like.

The ranking is pretty much random, as they're all about equally attractive in my point of view.

1. Pecan
2. Chocolate-bourbon-nut, a local confection trademarked as Derby-Pie® by a local firm that is extremely litigious with people who try to adopt their mark. :evil:
3. Chocolate-peanut butter
4. Strawberry
5. Tarte Tatin
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Jenise » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:19 pm

Other than pumpkin, only fruit pies for me!

Pumpkin, apricot, apple, fresh peach and cherry are my favorites.
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Karen/NoCA » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:27 pm

Not a big pie eater. A good friend of mine used to make all from scratch excellent pies and one time she asked me what kind of pie I wanted for my B-day. I asked for Coconut Cream...it was a memory maker pie.
When fresh fruits are in season here, I make crumbles. No favorites come to mind, they are all good. I did mention the pear pie our next door neighbor made in another post that was always excellent.
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Robin Garr » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:50 pm

Wait! Does pizza pie count?
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Redwinger » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:58 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Wait! Does pizza pie count?

Only if Moon Pie counts,too
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Robin Garr » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:27 pm

Redwinger wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:Wait! Does pizza pie count?

Only if Moon Pie counts,too

Deal. With an RC Cola or gret big Nehi orange drink.
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by Dale Williams » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:57 pm

Shepherds pie
Steak and Kidney pie
Quiche
Chicken Pot Pie
Cornish pasty
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by John Treder » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:59 pm

1. Gravenstein apple
2. Pear
3. other apple
4. apricot
5. lemon cheese
6. peach
7. lemon or lime meringue
8. blackberry
9. mince
10. pumpkin

And the list goes on. I'm a pie person.
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Rahsaan » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:52 pm

I can enjoy pretty much any pie if it's executed at a high level, but fruit pies would probably have to be my favorite because they are less heavy than the ones with chocolate, nuts, or sweet potato/pumpkin and such.

Among the fruit pies, blueberry, cherry, blackberry and peach stand out, mainly because I love those fruits. (And following the same logic, apple pie is often just as boring as apples themselves).

I've also always had a soft spot for the lovely texture of meringue pies, growing up my mother always made lemon meringue pies but now that I have access to a German mother-in-law I enjoy her plum or gooseberry meringue pies.
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Re: The Pie Poll Revisited: Rank Your 5 Favorites...

by Lou Kessler » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:08 pm

Apple a la mode French vanilla
French apple a la mode
pumpkin
cherry
black bottom
If you can obtain wild blueberries that would actually be my third choice. The blueberries purchased in the markets are almost tasteless.

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