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1. Posted by lagered (Budding Member 230 posts) 9y

It has become common knowledge in another thread that Old people are great at making pies. What is your favorite pie… whether or not it is made by an "old" person? Also, how should this pie be served and/or prepared?

Please no text talk on this post as OLD/Elderly/Stone Age people do not understand it!

For example, I happen to enjoy pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie should be served with some real whipped cream.

  • **If this is to be served by a scantly clad female (my preference) then it may be even better.

(Disclaimer – no old people are to be harmed before, during or after the making and/or serving of this pie)

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting lagered

For example, I happen to enjoy pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie should be served with some real whipped cream.

  • **If this is to be served by a scantly clad female (my preference) then it may be even better.

What about warm pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream?? The ice cream slowly melts down the sides of the pie slice... Best served in a bowl so the melted ice cream doesn't overflow the dessert plate.

My favorite is warm pecan pie with vanilla ice cream melting all over it. Again, best served in a bowl. But, for us old folks, it can be a bit hard to eat as the caramelized sugar that holds the pecans together also gets stuck in our dentures and then they are hard to pry apart. One ends up talking something like: "vif iv vewy good pah".

Every one knows that old people make the best pies because they have all that experience. Don't trust them to teach you how to make them properly as the recipes are usually secret and not to be shared until after death.

3. Posted by lagered (Budding Member 230 posts) 9y

Ah yes, a la mode. Most pies are fantastic a la mode, but some are not. Would you want a French silk pie with ice cream? Unless you are old, you probably wouldn’t.

Mmmmmmmmmmm..... French silk. Another fantastic pie.

French silk could be enjoyed by old people because it is fairly easy to eat and no large pieces to chew through. Therefore, they wouldn’t have to wear their dentures if it wasn’t for the crust. I'm sure with enough practice they could gum one sufficiently. This would be an attractive pie for an elderly man/woman.

4. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

Fresh cherry pie, a la Doppelbock.

You have to watch out though, because if some old person pitted the cherries, they might have missed one.....you could bite down on a pit and break a tooth, then on your way to the dentist fall down and break a hip. Nothing worse than breaking a hip just because you wanted a slice of cold cherry pie. Has nothing to do with the beer, of course.....

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

The bakeries here in Germany make cream cheese and apple pies.
I like those a lot.
They are best served with a good strong coffee, laced with cream.

Mel

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Crusts - what a waste of flour and butter/shortening. Save the flour and make bread. The pie filling is the good part - the crust is just something to keep the sugars from burning on the bottom of the pie pan. Feed it to the dog.

French Silk - mmmm good!!! Coconut cream pie made with fresh coconut is yummy too. Now if you replace the meringue with whipped cream - you have the perfect pie. Meringue was invented just to use up all the leftover egg whites from making quiches.

7. Posted by lagered (Budding Member 230 posts) 9y

now when you give a historical event that sounds like you were part of....


Meringue was invented just to use up all the leftover egg whites from making quiches.

does that mean you might be prone to hip breakage?

Banana creme with a Meringue top - if you havent tried it you havent lived yet (or you're really old). Best if served warm!

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Beerman, I am surprised Isa hasn't made a good beerpie so far. If I may suggest some pies:
Jupilerpie: the regular, for the quick snack
Hoegaardenpie: for the hot summer nights, the first piece you eat quick, the next ones you really enjoy
Duvelpie: also for the slightly cooler but still warm summer nigths, 2 pieces is enough
Leffepie: for those long fallevenings, just a few pieces
Palmpie: for cold winters, to fall asleep, and wake up when it is almost dark again.
Now Isa, go to the kitchen.....;)

9. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

In the words of the great Homer Simpson: "Mmmmmmmmmmm Pie!"

What about rhubbarb pie - tart but yet sweet - bit like me really!

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting lagered

now when you give a historical event that sounds like you were part of....


Meringue was invented just to use up all the leftover egg whites from making quiches.

does that mean you might be prone to hip breakage?

Banana creme with a Meringue top - if you havent tried it you havent lived yet (or you're really old). Best if served warm!

Yup - I was there in 1720 when Gasparini (Swiss pastry chef) took the left over egg whites from the quiche chef's "leftovers" bowl and whipped them into that airy tasteless fluff called meringue. (Though some debate that Lady Elinor Fetiplace invented meringue in the 1500s. I was there too.) I was also there in the late 1800s when meringue pies were first created in the US. So, given that time line - I am definitely prone to hip breakage and lost dentures. I also don't care for meringue.

Oooohhh - a nice Boston cream pie.... Okay - so it's more of a cake, but they call it a pie. And, it's really good. Old people love it!

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