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1. Posted by SIC2001 (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

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Hey all,

Someone told me that aussies don't eat fruit pies, is this true?? It just seemed really weird to me. I mean stuff like: lemon, pumpkin, apple, cherry, blueberry, blackberry, pear, rasberry, rhubarb, bumblberry, pecan, etc etc

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I think fruit pies are more North American, especially stuff like Pecan, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Cherry etc.

Its all about the meat pies in Australia. With a dollop of ketchup for some reason. Mmmmmmmmm. Mechanically recovered reconstituted offal. But I'm sure they do eat fruit pies at least sometimes....?

We don't eat fruit pies that often here in Britain either, they're the kind of thing Granny used to make, but not as popular as savoury meat pies.....and ours are better than the Aussie ones might I add;)

Who ate all the pies???

3. Posted by ahleeseeah (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

Just yesterday in Woolworth's I saw apple pies for sale ... 2 for $5! So don't despair ... there are fruit pies in Oz. I'm pretty sure I've seen them for sale at bakeries as well.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

I don't know about pumpkin, but other fruit pies are very common in Australia.

5. Posted by jenko2 (Full Member 123 posts) 10y

what a random question lol

6. Posted by Signposts (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hmm, I was in the big Woolworth's supermarket at Neutral Bay, Sydney last night and they had all kinds of fruit pies in there, not that I'd go for them myself, too processed.

Go to any decent cafe, though, and you'll find lots of better quality pies on offer, although personally I prefer my fruit fresh (and there is every kind of fruit available here)!

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7. Posted by ujkle (Budding Member 42 posts) 10y

The international grocery store I used to work at aggeeeess ago stocked US pumpkin pie mix in a can - apparently it was otherwise impossible to get in Australia. *shrug*

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Signposts

Hmm, I was in the big Woolworth's supermarket at Neutral Bay, Sydney last night and they had all kinds of fruit pies in there, not that I'd go for them myself, too processed.

Go to any decent cafe, though, and you'll find lots of better quality pies on offer, although personally I prefer my fruit fresh (and there is every kind of fruit available here)!

Tony Page
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Apart from being a supermarket, did you know that Woolworths at Neutral Bay is a pick up joint? Apparently if you have some bananas hanging over the edge of your trolley it means that you are available and looking. That's what I read somewhere anyway.

9. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

Hehe, im with Jenko2...this is somewhat a strange thing to think..? Especially for such a well developed western country such as Australia!! I myself am a huge fan of MEATY PIES, as clarabell mentioned with a generous amount of tomato sauce, YUM.

There are loads of good quality fruit pies/fruit tarts etc at most cafes here. But nothing beats the steak/bacon and cheese or steak/mushroom and cheese combinations.

Ok, i will stop! So the answer is YES, YES,YES...Australians eat pies of all kinds;)

10. Posted by SIC2001 (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

I guess it is a random question eh. I was just eating a very good piece of cherry pie the otherday, and someone mentioned that they don't have em down there which I found very weird so I decieded to ask. Here in Canada, I rarely see meat pies, people eat them but not very often, whereas other pies are very popular.

In fact, I don't think i've ever had a proper meat pie according to the other posts *gasp* I will have to fix that someday.