I saw a Twitter post about this and thought I'd raise the question here with Thanksgiving around the corner and I've started some prep cooking this evening. Growing up my family always hosted and we had some relatives who would drive through the Amish area of eastern PA and pick up one of everything. A great memory growing up when calories didn't matter. What's the BBI verdict on best Thanksgiving pie?
1.Apple(with cranberries and walnuts). 2 Pumpkin. 3. Cherry. What makes a good pie is the crust. With fruit pies like apple and cherry they can't be too sweet and the fruit has to be "al dente". Outside of thanksgiving I love a well done Banana Cream Pie( this can be hard to make/find)
pumpkin pie tastes like something I'd feed my dog.
I like pumpkin pie myself, but a bit off topic: pumpkin is a great treat for dogs for those who didn't know. If I'm cooking a pumpkin pie I always get an extra can to mix with my dogs food, just have to make sure to get the pure pumpkin, nothing with sugar or other additives.
Nothing quite like a good Amish shoofly pie with extra crumb topping. I've made a few myself but it's so hit or miss. I follow the recipe to the letter every time but I'd say 1 in 3 doesn't set properly so I'm doing something wrong.
Probably a toss-up between (non-dairy) pumpkin-pecan, and pecan pie. (I prefer pecan pie made with some maple syrup or unsulfured molasses replacing some of the corn syrup.)
Fun fact: George Washington's favorite pumpkin pie was a whole pumpkin baked with custard inside. I tried making this once; it didn't work quite right. I might try it again if I can figure out a way to do it with coconut milk or something. Colonial Style Pumpkin Pie - ( New Window )
This and the pumpkin cheese cake reference is cheating.
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