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NFT: NFT: What is your pie of choice?

Blue Dog : 11/20/2023 7:25 pm
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?
Mark from Jersey : 11/20/2023 7:30 pm : link
Chocolate pudding too
For Thanksgiving it’s pumpkin  
steve in ky : 11/20/2023 7:35 pm : link
Well at least my mom’s recipe made from scratch using a long neck pumpkin. Nothing compares with that
For Thanksgiving I'm a traditionalist(sort of)  
mushroom : 11/20/2023 7:36 pm : link
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)
I'm not a sweets eater  
pjcas18 : 11/20/2023 7:41 pm : link
but...every now and then on Thanksgiving if the mood hits me right I'll have a slice of pecan pie with a high ball of bourbon and it's just perfect.

pumpkin pie tastes like something I'd feed my dog.

Apple or GTFO  
Jim in Fairfax : 11/20/2023 7:42 pm : link
Sec 103 : 11/20/2023 7:44 pm : link
Coconut Custard
Top Three  
Red Dog : 11/20/2023 7:45 pm : link
1. Apple, especially Dutch apple, rules - but only if made by someone who really knows what they are doing. A lot of apple pie is pretty forgettable.

2. Kentucky Derby pie, sort of a chocolate pecan that is out simply of this world.

3. Cocoanut cream, with lots and lots of cocoanut. Just awesome.

Honorable mentions - Blueberry with same reservations as apple, pecan, pumpkin-pecan, and good ole' chocolate pie.
Top 5 is easy  
Chris684 : 11/20/2023 7:46 pm : link
RE: I'm not a sweets eater  
Blue Dog : 11/20/2023 7:47 pm : link

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.
Rhubarb is a nice change of pace  
gtt350 : 11/20/2023 7:51 pm : link
Key Lime Pie  
PEEJ : 11/20/2023 7:56 pm : link
All day. Every day
Pecan Pie  
UConn4523 : 11/20/2023 8:04 pm : link
with a glass of bourbon x2. Nothing beats it.
j_rud : 11/20/2023 8:04 pm : link
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.
RE: Key Lime Pie  
mittenedman : 11/20/2023 8:04 pm : link
In comment 16297537 PEEJ said:
All day. Every day


Banana Creme a close second for me
newjerseygiants : 11/20/2023 8:08 pm : link
Mark from Jersey : 11/20/2023 8:10 pm : link
Pecan is good too.
Banks : 11/20/2023 8:19 pm : link
pumpkin by miles for me. The rest I couldn't care less about :)
section125 : 11/20/2023 8:22 pm : link
and pumpkin is 2nd....
Once you have pumpkin cheesecake...  
gridirony : 11/20/2023 8:29 pm : link
you never go back to pie.
Apple pie is all around best  
Giant John : 11/20/2023 8:30 pm : link
But I’d go pumpkin at TG. Also a good banana cream and coconut custard is also welcome on the plate.
Whipped cream  
section125 : 11/20/2023 8:34 pm : link
on the pumpkin pie???
Trainmaster : 11/20/2023 8:35 pm : link
1) Heated blueberry pie ala mode
2) Heated Dutch apple pie ala mode
3) Pumpkin pie with whipped cream

dlauster : 11/20/2023 9:03 pm : link
Pizza pie!
Love all kinds of pie  
MadPlaid : 11/20/2023 9:12 pm : link
Key Lime
Banana cream

All time favorite: strawberry rhubarb! Yummy!
RE: Pizza  
section125 : 11/20/2023 9:13 pm : link
In comment 16297605 dlauster said:
Pizza pie!

ok I laughed
Danny Kanell : 11/20/2023 9:35 pm : link
1. Key lime
2. Pecan
3. Coconut Custard
Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck had great  
jcp56 : 11/20/2023 9:38 pm : link
1. Pecan
2. Blueberry Crumb
3. Apple.

I used to live there, but haven't been back in 7+ years. I remember people would drive from Statin Island and Brooklyn for their pies at Thanksgiving, but I wouldn't.
Apple Pie  
ZogZerg : 11/20/2023 10:15 pm : link
Is the best.
RE: Key Lime Pie  
Spider43 : 11/20/2023 10:35 pm : link
In comment 16297537 PEEJ said:
All day. Every day

I can't eat dairy anymore, which sort of limits things.  
81_Great_Dane : 11/20/2023 11:26 pm : link
Most of my old favorites are off the menu.

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 )
Lemon Meringue Pie  
Rick in Dallas : 11/20/2023 11:39 pm : link
Growing up my Mom made the best Lemon Meringue Pie
Now a days I favor Cherry Pie
eli4life : 11/21/2023 12:05 am : link
Sweet potato  
eli4life : 11/21/2023 12:06 am : link
Then a chocolate cream pie
RE: Once you have pumpkin cheesecake...  
Blue Dog : 11/21/2023 12:22 am : link
I think I might make some calls and see if anywhere around me makes this one, sounds awesome.
Steve in Ky posted a recipe  
johnnyb : 11/21/2023 7:22 am : link
for coconut cream pie a few years ago. I made it once and it was excellent. I think I will make it for Christmas.

Growing up, my grandmother made a fantastic mince pie. I wish I had her recipe. Delicious!
Key lime by far  
US1 Giants : 11/21/2023 7:27 am : link
Bourbon Pecan pie  
LauderdaleMatty : 11/21/2023 8:37 am : link
Then apple.

Pumpkin is ok for avoiding some cases but it's made into pie because you don't have good stuff to make a pie. That's where a lot of these dishes come from. You make do.

Pumpkin Praline  
Grey Pilgrim : 11/21/2023 8:44 am : link
Maple Pecan Pie

Any of the fruit pies - All good.
Forgot One  
Grey Pilgrim : 11/21/2023 8:45 am : link
Key Lime Pie
TyreeHelmet : 11/21/2023 9:05 am : link
but the place that made my favorite one ever closed years ago. It was a darker brown and was delicous...haven't been able to find one similar.
RE: .  
McNally's_Nuts : 11/21/2023 11:24 am : link
In comment 16297765 eli4life said:

Poontang pie.
We always have two pies at Thanksgiving  
Greg from LI : 11/21/2023 11:33 am : link
Pumpkin, and either apple or pecan.
I can't make up my mind between strawberry rhubarb and pecan pie  
Ira : 11/21/2023 11:41 am : link
BMac : 11/21/2023 12:06 pm : link
depends who's asking  
flapjack : 11/21/2023 12:07 pm : link
RE: Sweet potato  
PepperJ52 : 11/21/2023 1:40 pm : link
In comment 16297766 eli4life said:
Then a chocolate cream pie
Professor Falken : 11/21/2023 1:45 pm : link
If they are made well, it really is  
SomeFan : 11/21/2023 1:48 pm : link
all of them
Pumpkin pie for the holidays.  
ThomasG : 11/21/2023 1:54 pm : link
Key lime pie for rest of the year.
Here is my list this year for 20 people all-in  
SomeFan : 11/21/2023 1:59 pm : link
Apple Cobbl
Butternut Squash Pie
Pear Crisp
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin pie

All made from scratch or as scratch as you can get from the backstreets of Jersey.
For those living in Union County NJ  
gtt350 : 11/21/2023 3:43 pm : link
Schieferstein’s on Madison Hill rd in Clark makes terrific pies as good as driving down to Colts Neck. You can call and order as well
Briermere Farms in Riverhead is amazing.  
Grey Pilgrim : 11/21/2023 3:56 pm : link
Highly recommended!
In general, I like Peach  
Matt M. : 11/21/2023 4:12 pm : link
Banana Cream and then a Chocolate Pudding would be the next 2. I like most fruit pies except apple.

On Thanksgiving, I could do without pie, but if I had to choose, it's pumpkin.
pecan pie  
djm : 11/21/2023 4:19 pm : link
it's the worst one for you which means it's the best.
Strawberry rhubarb  
RicFlair : 11/21/2023 4:54 pm : link
By far.
this time of year......  
BillKo : 11/21/2023 9:29 pm : link
...pumpkin with whip cream. Or apple.

But I think my favorite is coconut custard, and I have to say, the TastyKake coconut custard pie is outstanding LOL try it!!!!
RE: pot  
djm : 11/21/2023 9:37 pm : link
In comment 16297550 newjerseygiants said:

This and the pumpkin cheese cake reference is cheating.
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