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?