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    So we had a pie-fest at our house last night. The idea is that pies are the best part of thanksgiving and you can't enjoy them in quite the same when you're totally stuffed. So every year, we have an event where we just invite a bunch of friends to just eat pie. This year, we had our biggest turnout yet - 99 people over 3 hours, downing 18 pies.

    My wife rocks.

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    Thanks for not inviting me, jerk!

    And I thought you allegedly knew me?

    pie is my favorite dessert, no question.

    what a wonderful tradition you have.
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    Obviously you didn't invite anyone from these cyberparts. Unless this is one of those loaves and fishes things, 18 pies wouldn't cut it for 99 people of, say, a typical CUFer's carriage. Indeed, if part of your inventory included warm boysenberry pies and you had invited me, your guest : pie ratio would have plummeted. Sounds like an excellent event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    So we had a pie-fest at our house last night. The idea is that pies are the best part of thanksgiving and you can't enjoy them in quite the same when you're totally stuffed. So every year, we have an event where we just invite a bunch of friends to just eat pie. This year, we had our biggest turnout yet - 99 people over 3 hours, downing 18 pies.

    My wife rocks.
    Wow. That sounds like a great idea.
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    I guess I should say that 99 people included 50+ kids. So we actually have some leftovers.

    No boysenberry pie, but we'll have to add that one on next year. I forgot how much I love boysenberry pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    I guess I should say that 99 people included 50+ kids. So we actually have some leftovers.

    No boysenberry pie, but we'll have to add that one on next year. I forgot how much I love boysenberry pie.
    18 pies and 99 people? I wold think 99 pies and 18 people would be more liek it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Thanks for not inviting me, jerk!

    And I thought you allegedly knew me?

    pie is my favorite dessert, no question.

    what a wonderful tradition you have.
    I knew you were all tied up, doing that thing you (and Utestar) do.

    Ditto on your churro fiesta tradition. I tried to talk my wife into a churro gun, but she declined. She actually hates donuts and all other things fried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    18 pies and 99 people? I wold think 99 pies and 18 people would be more liek it.
    Kids aren't quite as into pie as adults are, it seems. So it turned out to be about 40 adults for 18 pies--that's a half a pie each. I echo your pie sentiment, but that's a lot of pie.

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    Pie fest V is in the books.
    22 pies, 150+ people, 3 cuf'ers.

    We needed more pie.

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    Next year, I will bring the Lemon Cream.

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    Pie Fest is a ridiculous success. Hats off to Salsa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    Pie fest V is in the books.
    22 pies, 150+ people, 3 cuf'ers.

    We needed more pie.
    F you.

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    That is a really cool idea. I was telling my wife about it the other day. We are going to give it a shot soon I think.
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    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    I can't believe I wasn't invited. I'm the only CuFfer with "pie" in my status line.....

    Honestly, I believe pies are evidence that God exists, especially elberta peach pie.

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    we're having our pie night tomorrow. It won't be as grandiose as CC's, just an appropriate mix of neighbors and Mormons.
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    Marley and I are making the blueberry goodness we posted about tomorrow night.

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    http://www.cougaruteforum.com/showpo...65&postcount=9 (photos of the finished product)
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    So, Marley and I made a homemade peach pie for the elders on Tuesday night.

    Here's the recipe:

    Pie filling
    6 cups sliced and quartered peaches
    1/4 stick of salted butter (softened)
    1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
    1 cup sugar
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1 dash kosher salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 frozen pie crust
    Juice of one lemon

    Crumble top
    1/2 stick of salted butter (cut into pats) [for crumble top]
    1/2 cup flour
    1 cup sugar

    Set oven to 350F

    For the pie filling, combine peaches, lemon juice, and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a low boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir until the bubbles stop. Allow mixture to cool for 5 mins.

    During 5 mins, combine flour, sugar, and butter pats into food processor, and mix into a crumble top mix.

    Once mixture has cooled, add remaining ingredients and mix together well. Pour into 9" pie crust in pie pan. Smooth out, and then pour the crumble top over the pie.

    Bake for 25 mins, and then watch carefully for a golden brown color. Remove from oven, and allow pie to cool completely before serving.

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    wuap, those look awesome. The crumble top looks like cobbler. Were your peaches fresh or from a can/jar?

    Did you eat with ice cream?
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    That is simply fantastic to have such a willing accomplice in the kitchen. You are lucky! Beautiful pies, beautiful assistant.

    I hope to one day teach my boys to cook and bake. I am still trying to transition their delicate palates beyond hot dogs (with ketchup only!!) and peanut butter on white bread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Student View Post
    wuap, those look awesome. The crumble top looks like cobbler. Were your peaches fresh or from a can/jar?

    Did you eat with ice cream?
    The peaches came from a can, they were put there by a man, in a factory downtown. Either that or they were some that I froze back in June.

    I don't enjoy ice cream on pie. Something about the melting coming into contact with the crust makes me dislike it. I do make an exception for pecan pie off the grill and a scoop of Blue Bunny vanilla at the Camellia Grill in New Orleans.

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    When is pie fest VII?

    Also, who has the best pecan pie recipe? Post it here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    When is pie fest VII?

    Also, who has the best pecan pie recipe? Post it here!
    TOMORROW! (Monday before Thanksgiving).

    I've been looking forward to it all year. Waaaaay more fun than Thanksgiving.

    You should come, dh. The folks around here could use a session with the grammar-bully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solon View Post
    TOMORROW! (Monday before Thanksgiving).

    I've been looking forward to it all year. Waaaaay more fun than Thanksgiving.

    You should come, dh. The folks around here could use a session with the grammar-bully.
    All the pie in the world couldn't get me to hang out in Cedar City with a bunch of farmer formers. It could probably get me to hang out with a bunch of doctors (fake and real) though, if it weren't on a weeknight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solon View Post
    TOMORROW! (Monday before Thanksgiving).

    I've been looking forward to it all year. Waaaaay more fun than Thanksgiving.

    You should come, dh. The folks around here could use a session with the grammar-bully.
    Yup...our house has been a baking frenzy all weekend. 14 out of 22 pies completed. A few people are bringing pies (Thanks, Mrs. Solon!) so we should finish at right around 30 pies.

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    Picture straight-faced-stare-you-down-Harry S Truman-couple-from-Fletch reply from the wife (who hasn't cracked a smile the entire evening): "No, it don't."

    I laughed awkwardly and she just repeated herself, more emphatically, and still staring me down: "No...it...don't".

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    I made a pecan pie for Pi day. It was delicious. I implemented a nifty trick I saw on food network to provide body to the filling and avoid a runny center without overcooking the exterior. It worked out well, as the exterior was crisp and the interior was moist but firm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I made a pecan pie for Pi day. It was delicious. I implemented a nifty trick I saw on food network to provide body to the filling and avoid a runny center without overcooking the exterior. It worked out well, as the exterior was crisp and the interior was moist but firm.
    That's a great looking pecan pie. Accolades for the pecan arrangement on the surface. A few years ago, my spouse came across a pecan pie recipe that involves chocolate for a chocolate pecan pie. Adding chocolate helped with the interior firmness and is more popular at Thanksgiving than traditional pecan pie.
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    can you provide recipe and trick deets for that pecan pie? i love pecan pie very much and it is a sincere love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    That's a great looking pecan pie. Accolades for the pecan arrangement on the surface. A few years ago, my spouse came across a pecan pie recipe that involves chocolate for a chocolate pecan pie. Adding chocolate helped with the interior firmness and is more popular at Thanksgiving than traditional pecan pie.
    I like chocolate pecan pie, but traditional pecan pie is in my top three favorite pies (apple and coconut cream are my other two favorites, in no particular order). The trick I used for the filling was to take a 3/4 cup of toasted pecans and pound/grind them to a fine powder. I then mixed that into the syrup mixture before pouring it into the pie crust. In addition to firming up nicely while baking, this also helped the syrup mixture be viscous enough to support the whole pecan halves resting on top. Like you say, it adds a nice aesthetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    can you provide recipe and trick deets for that pecan pie? i love pecan pie very much and it is a sincere love.
    Here you go:

    Ingredients:

    3 eggs, beaten
    3/4 cup light corn syrup
    1-1/2 tablespoons molasses
    1-1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
    3/4 cup light brown sugar
    3 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 pinch salt

    3/4 cup pecans, finely crushed (3/4 cup before crushing to yield approximately 1/2 cup crushed)
    1 cup roughly chopped pecans
    1 cup pecan halves
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (NOTE: turn oven down to 350 once pie is placed in oven)

    2. Press pie crust into 9.5-inch pie pan and dock lightly with fork around sides and on bottom. Refrigerate for 15 mins.

    3. To Make Pie Filling: In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, corn syrup, molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and finely crushed pecans. Spread chopped pecans over bottom of refrigerated uncooked pie crust. Pour syrup mixture over top of pecans. Arrange pecan halves on top of pie.

    4. Place pie in oven and drop temp to 350. Bake for 50 mins or until firm. Cool at room temp for at least 1-hr (for best results, cool overnight).

    Prepare to put mustard on those words, for you will soon be consuming them, along with this slice of humble pie that comes direct from the oven of shame set at gas mark “egg on your face”! -- Moss

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    Donuthole I also really like pecan pie and coconut cream pie. Assuming neither of us ever change thats something we'll always share and have in common.

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