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:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pumpkin-pie-recipe.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/the-ultimate-cheesecake-recipe.html

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?

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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!

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  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! 😀

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    • 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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