Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Five: Pies R Us?

Fudgy Brownie Pie with Caramel Sauce Recipe
Brownie in a pie!  Yum!
I'm glad I finished up last week's Friday Five yesterday, so I could play today's RevGalBlogPals Friday Five about pie!

I am two years gluten free, and I've not delved into GF pie crusts yet.  But I did have a pie life before, and hope to have a pie life again someday.  I've discovered and multi-tested a great (very great!) GF brownie recipe, though!

Are pies an important part of a holiday meal?  I didn't grow up with much pie on an every day basis, so a pie does say "holiday" to me.  I did serve a delicious holiday meal yesterday without pie.  The sweet potatoes were like dessert, though.

Men prefer pie; women prefer cake.  Discuss.  My experience says "true" to this one.

Cherries -- do they belong in a pie?  I've never been a big fan of cherry pie.  I prefer them as a topping to cheesecake.  [Note to self:  Find GF graham cracker crumb recipe!]

Meringue -- if you had to choose, is it best on lemon or chocolate?  I'm not a big fan of meringue.  When the choice is lemon or chocolate -- anything -- the choice is always chocolate!  (Anyone remember the boxed pudding cake mixes, back in the day, that came in chocolate or lemon?)

In a chicken pie, what are the most compatible vegetables?  Anything you don't like in a chicken pie?  I used to pick out the peas from the pot pies we had as a kid.  I would probably stick with the basics -- carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, peas.


Sandy said...

Thanks so much for sharing! And I will definitely be checking out the gluten free brownies just because! I don't discriminate when it comes to chocolate!

Pastor Joelle said...

I agree about meringue - and whatever that is in your picture - I'd like piece please!

Jan said...

I would like the recipe for that pictured pie piece! I agree about chocolate pies--especially with whipped cream and NOT meringue.

Auntie Knickers said...

Grateful not to be gluten-averse, that brownie pie looks luscious even though I can usually take chocolate or leave it alone.

Songbird said...

We got the gluten-free pie crusts at Whole Foods, and those who ate them said they were quite good.

Deb said...

That brownie pie looks really good -- and a definite compromise for the cake/pie debate!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh the chocolate pie looks divine... calorie free right?