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Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Pi day is passed, so now it's time for PIE DAY.

Your mission, should you chose to post in this thread, is to make and post a pie before 30 April 2021. Otherwise, you will pay the ULTIMATE PRICE... .


To get you started, here's a pie I just made!

Took about an hour, and here's the recipe:

Pie Crust:
350g AP flour, I prefer unbleached.
25g sugar (2T)
6g salt (1t)
165g unsalted butter (stick and a half), cold and cut into 1/4 inch slices
95g cold vegetable shortening (half a cup), divided into four pieces.
60g cold water
60g cold vodka

Process:
Combine 200g flour, salt, and sugar. Throw in food processor, add butter and shortening. Process until it forms pea sized clumps and no loose flour is left. Scrape down sides, add remaining flour, pulse ~5 times to combine. Turn out into a medium bowl.

Sprinkle on water and vodka, mixing in with a folding motion using a rubber spatula or bench scraper, until dough sticks together. Divide into two even balls, flatten into 4" or so discs, wrap in plastic wrap and toss in the fridge for at least 45 minutes but up to a day or two. Roll out, drape lower crust over a glass pie plate and cut off any excess rim. Add filling. Cover with top crust, folding it over the bottom crust around the edges and crimping it. Cut a couple vent holes. If a sweet pie, brush the top with a little milk and sprinkle on some fine sugar. If savory, brush with egg wash.

Bake until golden brown, usually ~45m at 425. After the first 20 minutes, put foil or a pie saver over the edge crust to prevent over browning.

Filling:
I like sour cherries, so that's what I went with. Made a deep dish pie, you may need less filling if you're going with a shallow pie plate.

Quart of pitted sour cherries (frozen and thawed is best this time of year)
3/4c c sugar
2T to 4T instant Clear-Jel, depending on how much juice the cherries are putting out
1t almond extract -or- 2t amaretto

Process:
Drain cherries, reserving juice. Add almond extract or amaretto. Whisk together the clear-jel and the sugar in a bowl. Add liquid, whisking as you go to keep from clumping. Stir in cherries.

The result:



Now go bake... or DIE.

Liquid Communism fucked around with this message at 04:01 on Mar 25, 2021

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I. M. Gei
Jun 26, 2005

I fear the man who has hit one dinger ten thousand times.




I just made a pie the other day with leftover pizza dough. Although I only got two pics of it. And the recipe came out of a cookbook.

Does that count?

toplitzin
Jun 13, 2003


I was just thinking about a cook or die. perfect. thank you LC.

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006


I only have excellent ideas.


I promised my mom on the phone that I'd bring her and my dad a pie for Easter just a few nights ago, so I might as well get the validation of internet people in addition to my parents. My dad has some gnarly dietary restrictions but I was able to drop off a cheesecake for his birthday last month and he enjoyed it, so I think if I do a meringue or something like that he should be able to dig in.

Waci
May 30, 2011

Let me axe you just one question.

Time to pie

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006


I only have excellent ideas.


I gave Mary Berry's lemon meringue pie a shot. I haven't had a slice yet since it's for my parents, but I did end up with a bunch of leftover lemon curd which was a delicious dessert on its own with a little granola and fresh berries. I have high hopes although the meringue itself struck me as very bizarre as I was whisking it.

I also discovered that "corn flour" is what corn starch is called in the UK, and not, as google foolishly tried to convince me, corn meal, which would have made, I imagine, a much less tasty curd.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Lemon curd is one of my true loves in the world of pastry.

A lemon danish is the ultimate expression of breakfast pastry imho.

feedmegin
Jul 30, 2008




How wide is the definition of pie here? Do Cornish pasties count?

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Absolutely.

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006


I only have excellent ideas.


I forgot to take a picture of my lemon meringue, and when I texted my mom to take a picture of it for me she informed me that they already polished it off. Just to play it safe I'll make a backup pie, possibly vegetarian frito pie because I've seen my friends in the Southwest hyping those up lately and I'm intrigued.

toplitzin
Jun 13, 2003


I tried some curry hand pies.
They did not work.

I will be making a jalapeno bacon cheeseburger pie soon.

Salvor_Hardin
Sep 13, 2005

I want to go protest.


Nap Ghost

I made this guy a little while back but I am up for another one I think. Basic blueberry.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Solid top crust design and a Pi plate, that's definitely a pie.

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006


I only have excellent ideas.


I'm looking at an Ottolenghi cookbook I found in a "take this" box on the sidewalk and I'm really thinking I might want to do a caramelized leek tart or this kind of oversized spanakopita type thing he has with gorgonzola.

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Carillon
May 9, 2014





Made pecan pie! Currently cooling on my stove, but used Stella Parks crust and the BA best filling.





I was thinking of doing a chess pie but my partner is a huuuuuge fan of pecan and may have swayed me.

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