Eating A Christmas Pie

Pie is a dessert that is reserved mostly for the winter holidays in our household, although I do prefer eating pie to cake. Outside of family functions I almost never make or eat cake, but I do make pie.

Here are some of my favorite recipes:

Ok, so cheesecake maybe isn’t a pie (I think the jury is still out), but it is pie-like and delicious.  I also like key lime pie, but I haven’t tried making it at home yet.

I remember several years ago I was at a Christmas choir concert and during the pot-luck dinner I put an awesome looking piece of cheesecake on my plate and was so excited to eat it.  I remember taking the first bite of creaminess anticipating the sweet, rich smoothness with the honey-cinnamon crunch of the Graham cracker crust.

I took that bite and instead I tasted a shockingly unexpected tart-sour flavor that definitely did not seem right.  Confusion spread across my face along with that pucker you get when you get a mouthful of lime flavor when you were not expecting it.  I didn’t understand what was wrong with that cheesecake and, after questioning my neighbors and finding out that the dessert was actually key lime pie, I actually really enjoyed it.  It was a great key lime pie, but a terrible New York Cheesecake.  The opposite happened at an event a couple of weeks later, although it wasn’t as shocking since I had eaten a cheesecake before and was familiar with the flavor.

Do you prefer cake or pie?  What is your favorite kind of pie? Have you ever mistaken food another kind?


About lsanderford

Hello everyone! My name is Noelle. I'm a writer and a teacher. I created this blog as a place to grow in my writing get feedback from other people. I live with my husband and three dogs (they're all really cute). I hope you enjoy reading what I write and I look forward to reading your comments :). Thanks for reading!
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5 Responses to Eating A Christmas Pie

  1. odcastillo12 says:

    I love wedding cake but I definitely LOVE pie & miss it soooo much! Pie isn’t a thing in the DR. 😦

    BUT!! When I was little, my family went to Luby’s or something buffet-ish… & I thought I was dumping a pile of delicious vanilla pudding on my plate…. Turned out to be super smooth margarine. That was not a fun experience! Hahaha!

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    • lsanderford says:

      Oh my goodness that is hilarious! Thanks for commenting 🙂 I was reading your blog the other day when you were talking about running with Osiris 🙂 I’m glad that you’re running together!


  2. Osyth says:

    You are so right – there is something really un-nerving about the expectation of one taste and the delivery of another. Not a food but I remember as a little girl of around 4 years old deciding to use my daddy’s toothpaste instead of my own because the tube was bigger and fatter and when it delivered a pale green snake instead of the customary white one my excitement just about lept of the richter scale … only to be dashed to the floor when instead of peppermint I tasted soap – it was his shaving cream. Yuck! 😀


    • lsanderford says:

      Yuck! Soapy shaving cream would be an unexpected flavor for toothpaste :). I remember when I was little I was eating a cupcake and dropped a sprinkle. I thought I picked it up, but it was really a small piece of Play-Doh that I had dropped when I was playing a couple of hours before. So gross haha! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!

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