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

Quoting Q'

Quoting Purdy

Quoting Q'

You know, we Chinese have created a number of gastronomic delights, but no pies in as far as I can recall !!

Well Q - you have just spotted a niche market waiting to be expolited!

Unfortunately, les franc(+little 5)ais have beaten us to IT !!

Q, what about Ka Moon Pie Kai Kam? Supposedly originated in China...

22. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

Q, what about Ka Moon Pie Kai Kam? Supposedly originated in China...

God I hate Chinese to English translations !! If it's what I think it is, it's not really a pie. More like a large pastry. We have a number of those. And cupcakes. But no pies in the traditional fullsized dish sense.

23. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Other than the McDonald's apple, banana, and pineapple pie, I've never tried any of those pies that you guys mentioned. :(

Now would any of the old people out there please send a pie (pumpkin, meat, whatever!) to rescue this poor pie-deprived soul over here? ;)

  • Hungry...*
24. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 9y

In New Zealand I had some lovely pie. It was minnekin pie - I think a minnekin is a NZ name for some kind of squash or pumpkin, but minnekin pie is savoury. Sometimes they flavour it with curry powder spices. It's delicious hot with a good Hawkes Bay merlot. On a train. With paper tissues as plates and plastic cups as glasses. Any kiwis out there to tell us more about the minnekin pie?

25. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Other than the McDonald's apple, banana, and pineapple pie, I've never tried any of those pies that you guys mentioned. :(

Now would any of the old people out there please send a pie (pumpkin, meat, whatever!) to rescue this poor pie-deprived soul over here? ;)

  • Hungry...*

This is really, really sad!

I am not an old person, but if you come visit me I will make you a pie - however, I am not old, so. . .

I like a lot of different kinds of pies. The Brick Haus in the Amana Colonies makes an excellent raspberry pie a la mode. In general I love pumpkin pie with Cool Whip - very American, I know. Pumpkin cheesecake is also excessively yummy. And yet another selection is a lemon meringue pie with a layer of cream cheese and powdered sugar!

I would also like to note that I know that I am grammar impaired and a comma whore, but I acknowledge and embrace this 'cause it's unlikely to change

26. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

My Dad used to rave about his Grandmother's Shoefly Pie. My mother tried to make it once, but it was really more of a molasses pie. Anyone else heard of it?

Personally, I believe there are 2 categories of pie: Chocolate, and other.

27. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Come to think of it, maybe it's Shoo-Fly pie. Makes more sense than a pie made from insects in loafers.

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

i was just informed of a chocolate chip pumpkin cheesecake (which should definatly qualify as a pie if baked in a pie pan!)

warning, these ingredients might harm old people - or cause them to pull the chips out with their gums and feed them to unsuspecting brewmonkeys.

does sound rather good though...

29. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Limburg - The Vlaai provence of the Netherlands!!!

Plenty of choice: http://www.vlaai-inn.nl/Site-2-test.html. My favourites: Aardbeienvlaai (Strawberry) and Spaanse Vlaai (Abricot and Cream)

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

Quoting tway

Come to think of it, maybe it's Shoo-Fly pie. Makes more sense than a pie made from insects in loafers.

Shoo-Fly pie is named such because flies were drawn to the molasses. It's basically a sugar (molasses, brown sugar) filling between two crusts. A bit of vinegar and baking soda are added to "fluff" the sugars during baking. If you like sweet - Shoo-Fly pie is just that. I've had it once and I liked it - I was also about 10 so anything made of mostly sugar was a good thing. Oh wait, anything made mostly of sugar is still a good thing.

Katherine - Cool Whip???? (I understand. My mother made a Jello salad with Manderin orange slices, orange Jello and Cool Whip. It's a midwestern thing.) ;)