Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pie, Pie, Me oh My

So there are two songs I think of when I think of pie.

The first is "A Little Priest" (Specifically the way Helena Bonham Carter does the number):




The second (and not as twisted) is the Pie Song from the movie Michael:




Both songs put me in the mood to cover the counter (and myself) with flour! Although I must admit I have never made a Priest Pie (nor any other type of Meat Pie) only fruit and creams.

With the holidays right on top of us I want to bake even more. I already have the ingredients to make Southern Sweet Potato Pie (it's often requested by friends and family so it's become a staple) and I've been looking to make a few more.

I stumbled across a NY Times article called Pie to Cupcake: Time's Up that had a slideshow link on the side with 15 different pies and recipes. Let me just tell you now I'm lucky my keyboard didn't go *POOF* with the drool.

Pear Pomegranate Pie
Rye Pecan Pie (baked in a pie pan so it's a DEEP dish pie)
Apple Green-Chili Pie with Cheddar Crust and Walnut Strudel
Butter Pie (which from reading the recipe I can only imagine would put you into a diabetic coma)
Honey Apple Pie with Thyme
Lemon Confit Shortbread Tart
Pear-Pomegranate Pie
Pear Ginger Crumble
Brandied Pumpkin and Chestnut Pie
Apple Pecan Tart
Pan-Baked Lemon-Almond Tart
Frozen Maple Mousse Pie with Chocolate-Maple Sauce
Nutmeg-Maple Cream Pie
Food-Processor Apple Tart
Date Butter Tart
Walnut Tart


So the question is what pies do I make for Thanksgiving?

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I forwarded the link(s) to my mother and asked her opinion. Her response was "I want all of them". 

So we called my sister-in-law and told her 
we found 15 pies we couldn't choose from.
Her response "Don't you dare bring 15 pies to my house!"

Choices. Choices. Choices.
So many pies.
So little time.


4 comments:

  1. I think you should make them all and if you wanna send any of those pie down my way i will gladly take them off your hands!

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  2. Guess what Mo? My friend sent me a care package of Chocolate from Germany. ;-P

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  3. Oh yum! When are you shipping it my way?

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  4. Have you seen the movie "Waitress" with Keri Russell (aka Felicity ;)? She's baking all sorts of pies throughout the movie! :)

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