7/11/2009

My Pursuit Thus Far

Posted by Chrisi

This post is continuously updated.
I began my pursuit for pie perfection in June 2009. The initial goal was to make the perfect crust. I approached this aim very analytically with the idea that my perfect pie crust would (naturally) lead to a lucrative pie shoppe. After the Rainier Cherry Pie (see #3 below) and a few back-of-the-envelope calculations, I realized that unless I baked 17.8 pies per day, 365 days a year, I better keep my day job. So here we are... the pursuit of pie perfection purely for personal pleasure. I will record on Naughty Pies the successes and failures of my pie-making experiences and see if my pie pursuit is a "Pie in the Sky" pipe dream.
Pies made thus far:
  1. Strawberry-Raspberry Mint Pie
  2. Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie
  3. Rainier Cherry Pie ($16 in cherries!)
  4. Nectarine Lime Pie (see Stone Fruit Pies; #11)
  5. Vanilla Bean Peach Pie
  6. Watermelon Chiffon Pie (see Chiffon Pies)
  7. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie II
  8. Cherry Pie with Coconut-Almond Streusel (see Berry Pies)
  9. Georgia Peach-Blueberry Pie (see Mixed Fruit Pies)
  10. Berry Minty Pie (see Berry Pies)
  11. White Nectarine Lime Pie with Grated Crust (see Stone Fruit Pies)
  12. Lemon Chiffon Pie (see Chiffon Pies, Citrus Pies)
  13. Fresh Fig and Grape Pie (see Mixed Fruit Pies)
  14. Plum and Port Pie (see Mixed Fruit Pies)
  15. Honey, You're the Apple of My Eye Pie (see Apple Pies)
  16. Sweet Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
  17. Apple, Pear and Riesling Pie
  18. Libby's Pumpkin Pie
  19. Apple Caramel Pecan Pie
  20. Apple Cranberry Pie
  21. Maple Pumpkin Pie (see Pumpkin Pies)
  22. Lemon Shaker Pie (see Citrus Pies)
  23. Chocolate Chess Pie (see Chocolate Pies or Chess Pies)
  24. Lime Chess Pie (see Citrus Pies or Chess Pies)
  25. Pear and Brie Hand Pies (see Hand Pies or Mixed Fruit Pies)
  26. Momofuku's Crack Pie (see Chess Pies)
  27. Maple Custard Pie
  28. Rhubarb + Raspberry Pie (see Mixed Fruit Pies)
  29. Blueberry + Lime Lattice Pies (see Berry Pies)
  30. Cherry Hand Pies (see Berry Pies)
  31. Classic (Lemon) Chess Pie (see Chess Pies or Citrus Pies)*
  32. Lavender Chess Pie (see Chess Pies)*
  33. Walnut Peanut Butter Brownie Pie (see Chocolate Pies)
  34. Sweet Summer Corn Custard Pie* 
  35. Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche (see Savory Pies)
  36. Original Sin Apple Cider Pie (see Apple Pies)
  37. Carmel-Pecan Hand Pies (see Nut Pies or Hand Pies)
  38. REU Blueberry Pie*
  39. Over-the-top Candy Bar Pie*
  40. Rhubarb Pie (see Fruit Pies)
  41. Blueberry Chiffon Pie (see Chiffon Pies)
  42. Peach Chiffon Pie with Gingersnap Crust*
  43. Cranberry Pecan Pie*
  44. Medjool Date-Pecan Pie (see Nut Pies or Misc. Fruit Pies)
  45. Banana Cream Pie (see Misc. Fruit Pies or Cream Pies)
  46. Chai Tea Cloud Pie (FAIL, may try again)
  47. Strawberry Pie (see Berry Pies)
  48. Coconut Cream Pie (see Misc. Fruit Pie)
  49. Classic Apple with a Twist (see Apple Pies)
  50. Cranberry Pie from Smitten Kitchen
  51. Sweet Potato Pie*
*Blog post will be forthcoming.

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