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The October 2015 Challenge is . . . . PIE

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That's right this month's Challenge is PIE.   Looking through the past challenges I realized that most of those could be made into a pie of some sort.  So lets think about the humble PIE (sorry couldn't resist) It can be sweet, or savory it can have a crust, or be crustless, it could fruit, veg, meat, fish, cheese and if it has a crust that could be made of anything too so really the sky's the limit isn't it?  

 

I hope this is a good challenge topic and I'm looking forward to some creative entries so put on your thinking caps and good luck.  

 

(now for the usual disclaimer: only entries made in the month of October 2015 are valid)

post #2 of 94
Good thing I just went apple picking!

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post #3 of 94

I'll win this challenge. I'll present only 1 pie, but it will be enormous.

I'll win based on hugeness, rather than quality. My new wicked strategy!

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #4 of 94

@Mike9 PIE!!! 

I Love PIE!!

I was just going through my 'Recipe Binder' and found an old recipe

for a savory pie that I thought my husband would like.

We'll give it a go.

post #5 of 94

Time to take my signature pie and kick it up a notch or two!

post #6 of 94

Good thing I just rendered duck fat!  In the freezer I have leaf lard from a heritage pig breed and duck fat.  Time for a side by side pie crust comparison experiment!

post #7 of 94

Winning this challenge should be easy, as as, uh, making a winning dish!

 

 

I did a really cheesy thing last month, I'll have to come up with something crusty this month.

 

mjb.

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post #8 of 94

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Fresh rhubarb from the garden, the best crappy strawberries I could find, sugar substitute (I'm diabetic) Stevia Baking Blend, tapioca to bind and a splash of Mexican Vanilla.

For the topping, Rolled oats, flour, corn starch, butter, brown sugar substitute and Saigon Cinnamon.

 

 

post #9 of 94

So in this context is a pizza pie a "pie" ??

 

mjb.

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post #10 of 94

I have no ideas for pie yet but this challenge reminds me of the movie "Waitress",  a great movie centered around a pie shop. If you haven't seen it, this would be the month to do so. 

     I did just see some pears at the market today. Perhaps…..

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So in this context is a pizza pie a "pie" ??

 

mjb.

 

You convince us - 

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So in this context is a pizza pie a "pie" ??

mjb.
I thought we decided they were casseroles?
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I thought we decided they were casseroles?

 

Indeed!

 

But you roll out a crust, you put stuff on it and bake. Life can be so difficult at times.

 

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post #14 of 94
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I thought we decided they were casseroles?

 

Only in Chicago

post #15 of 94

If a pizza is a pie, is a pancake a casserole?

 

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post #16 of 94
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Only in Baltimore.

post #17 of 94

Corn, bacon, carrots, onions, soft cheese, basil, herbs, spicy oil, S&P pie with bought puff pastry.

 

 

 

 

I told you i was going for huge pies. They are 6'5", believe it or not.

 

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #18 of 94

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Edited by Hank - 10/4/15 at 9:28pm
If you make a pizza you can eat for a day.  If you make two pizzas you can eat for a day.
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post #19 of 94

Does this count?  Pepperoni, onion, and olive. 

 

 

Or this Margarita? If only I could roll them round.....

 

 

 

Well, the family was enthusiastic about dinner :)

 

 

We all love a little prosciutto and cantaloupe!

 

Happy Cooking!

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post #20 of 94
Say can someone create a version of that margherita pizza for those of us trying to avoid gluten dairy and nightshades. smile.gif)
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Say can someone create a version of that margherita pizza for those of us trying to avoid gluten dairy and nightshades. smile.gif)

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post #22 of 94

Well Done!

post #23 of 94

Check the filling of my next Eastern-Western Immense Pie. 

 

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post #24 of 94

Salted caramel apple pie adapted from Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie shop in Brooklyn.

 

Chilled pie dough and the start of the caramel with sugar a little water and a stick of butter

 

 

It took some time to get it to a rich copper color before adding the cream and salt.  I blind baked the dough and then piled on the apples and layers of caramel

 

 

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post #25 of 94

Mmmmmmmm.....

post #26 of 94

Can we join you for desert?

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post #27 of 94

Wow.

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post #28 of 94
Thanks all. I was really nervous about making this. I e only made pie once and that was a disaster. Most of you know my talent does not extend to baking. I've tried to make pastry before for pie and quiche and chicken pot pie and have failed every time. It looked like this would too be a failure because I was having such a hard time rolling out the dough. The bottom crust was extremely difficult. I could not transfer it from the board to the pie shell no matter what. I ended up having to mold the pastry by hand on to the pan.
The lattice top ended up being much easier to handle, I used generous amount of flour on the board which helped a lot. Working fast is a must because the pastry gets very unmanageable as the butter warms up.

But I was still convinced the pie would not be good. And then we tasted it and I must say that this was the best apple pie I've ever eaten. The pastry was incredible and the salted caramel was so perfect with the tangy apples. Hubby ate 3 pieces and got a belly ache. I seriously recommend this recipe. It's amazing what 3.5 sticks of butter and a cup of sugar can do.

I'm gonna be a hero this thanksgiving!

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post #29 of 94
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But you pulled it off and that's what counts.  That and it looks delicious.  

post #30 of 94

Next time roll the bottom out on parchment paper! You can then pick it up, place the pie pan upside down over it, and flip it. Peel the parchment off the dough(it doesn't stick) and pat it into the pan.

 

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Thanks all. I was really nervous about making this. I e only made pie once and that was a disaster. Most of you know my talent does not extend to baking. I've tried to make pastry before for pie and quiche and chicken pot pie and have failed every time. It looked like this would too be a failure because I was having such a hard time rolling out the dough. The bottom crust was extremely difficult. I could not transfer it from the board to the pie shell no matter what. I ended up having to mold the pastry by hand on to the pan.
The lattice top ended up being much easier to handle, I used generous amount of flour on the board which helped a lot. Working fast is a must because the pastry gets very unmanageable as the butter warms up.

But I was still convinced the pie would not be good. And then we tasted it and I must say that this was the best apple pie I've ever eaten. The pastry was incredible and the salted caramel was so perfect with the tangy apples. Hubby ate 3 pieces and got a belly ache. I seriously recommend this recipe. It's amazing what 3.5 sticks of butter and a cup of sugar can do.

I'm gonna be a hero this thanksgiving!
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