Friday is Pie-Day

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JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
2009/10/02 22:00:48




A new addition to next year's parade of pies.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2009/10/02 22:08:01
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/03 13:57:42
Oh man does that look good!

You guys just keep on raising the bar!
catherine s
Junior Burger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/03 14:06:38
Really looks delicious! 
Care to share recipe for topping?

Thanks, Catherine
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/09 12:53:57
Catherine,

I don't mind sharing at all.

BTW - That was an Apple-Raspberry Crisp Pie.

Jim


Almond Crumb Topping

3/4 cup AP flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp pure almond extract
1/3 cup sliced almonds

In a small bowl combine flour & sugar. Add butter & almond extract, stirring until incorporated.  Using your fingertips, finish working the butter into flour mixture, squeezing until a crumbly mixture forms.

Stir in almonds.  Sprinkle topping over prepared pie, crisp or crumble.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/09 12:56:12


Tomato-Fresh Ricotta Pie

Not dessert, but it is a pie.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/09 13:12:17
Jim, you got me drooling!  I love Pie Day!
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/09 14:21:57
Oh that Ricotta pie looks amazing!!!! Can you share the recipe?????
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/09 15:19:09
leethebard - There is no recipe! 

Bobbi whipped that pie up last night from things we had around the house.  I'll try to get her to write it down so that we can have it again.

Jim
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/09 16:18:30
Thanks, I'd appreciate that...and tell Bobbi she does great work!!!!!!!
analei
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/13 13:48:47
JRPfeff:

Two wholesome looking pies. It's the second one that seem to be appealing to me more right now, but alas no recipe. 
It would be nice if you do..thanks in advance.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/16 16:22:00
We went to Solly's for lunch today.  I got the seat at the end of the counter with a great view of the griddle.  I envisioned the usual Roadfood suspects occupying this seat and the ones next to it.  (Sorry for the cellphone photos, but they beat having nothing.)



Oops.  That wouldn't work.  I was within arm's reach of the pie selection.  Not safe with those guys.



Today's pie choices included apple-blueberry, Door County Cherry, pumpkin, and our choice, Cinnamon Caramel Apple.  We got the last piece.



A wonderful pie filling in an excellent crust.  The pie is as a good a reason to eat at Solly's as a Solly's butter burger.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/17 00:05:29
oooohhhhh...I'll take a slice...and two diebetes pills!!!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/17 10:29:56
The Tomato-Fresh Ricotta Pie recipe is something like this.



1 partially baked pie shell (Bobbi used a 10-1/2" tart pan)

Filling:
1 recipe of homemade ricotta (see below)
2 eggs
1/2 container of Brennan's Mozzarella & Basil Cheese Spread (you can use a different cheese spread or 1 cup of shredded cheese)

Mix the eggs and cheese spread into the hot ricotta to melt and evenly distribute.

Toppings:
1 chopped garden fresh heirloom tomato (Bobbi used a Brandywine)
1/2 pound bacon, cooked until crisp then crumpled
Homemade croutons (Bobbi cooked these in the bacon grease )
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Assembly & Baking:
Assemble ingredients in pie shell and bake in a 350 degree oven until warmed through, about 30 minutes.

That's how she did it.  I'm sure your variation will be fabulous, too.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I quart whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 scant tsp coarse salt
2 TBSP white vinegar

Line a strainer with a double layer of dampened cheesecloth and set it over a large bowl.

Rinse a large saucepan with cold water (for easier cleanup).  Pour milk and cream into saucepan and add the salt. Bring to simmer over medium heat; a skin may form on the surface.  Continue to cook until you see bubbles all over the surface.

When the milk is simmering, turn off the heat and pour in the vinegar.  Leave it alone for about 1 minute, then stir slowly and gently.  The milk will start separating into curds and whey; you are looking for the whey to become clearish, which will take about 1 minute of gentle stirring.

Pour into strainer.  Lift the strainer out of the bowl and pour out the whey from the bowl.  Then set the strainer back in the bowl and let the cheese drain for 15 minutes. 

The ricotta is now ready to use or serve.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2009/10/17 11:48:44
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/17 10:29:59
Or as we call it here on Roadfood, Buffetbuster day!
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/18 08:13:41
JRPfeff

The Tomato-Fresh Ricotta Pie recipe is something like this.



1 partially baked pie shell (Bobbi used a 10-1/2" tart pan)

Filling:
1 recipe of homemade ricotta (see below)
2 eggs
1/2 container of Brennan's Mozzarella & Basil Cheese Spread (you can use a different cheese spread or 1 cup of shredded cheese)

Mix the eggs and cheese spread into the hot ricotta to melt and evenly distribute.

Toppings:
1 chopped garden fresh heirloom tomato (Bobbi used a Brandywine)
1/2 pound bacon, cooked until crisp then crumpled
Homemade croutons (Bobbi cooked these in the bacon grease )
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Assembly & Baking:
Assemble ingredients in pie shell and bake in a 350 degree oven until warmed through, about 30 minutes.

That's how she did it.  I'm sure your variation will be fabulous, too.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I quart whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 scant tsp coarse salt
2 TBSP white vinegar

Line a strainer with a double layer of dampened cheesecloth and set it over a large bowl.

Rinse a large saucepan with cold water (for easier cleanup).  Pour milk and cream into saucepan and add the salt. Bring to simmer over medium heat; a skin may form on the surface.  Continue to cook until you see bubbles all over the surface.

When the milk is simmering, turn off the heat and pour in the vinegar.  Leave it alone for about 1 minute, then stir slowly and gently.  The milk will start separating into curds and whey; you are looking for the whey to become clearish, which will take about 1 minute of gentle stirring.

Pour into strainer.  Lift the strainer out of the bowl and pour out the whey from the bowl.  Then set the strainer back in the bowl and let the cheese drain for 15 minutes. 

The ricotta is now ready to use or serve.

Hey thanks....this is going to be fun to make.....and eat!!!!!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/23 21:22:46
Cheating this week.  Pizza is pie, isn't it?



A look at the wood fired pizza oven at Pizzeria Piccola.  We started with their Flat Bread for an appetizer, pizza dough brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt.



I had the Prosciutto and Mushroom Pizza and Bobbi had the Pancetta Pizza.  Unfortunately for her, they have dropped hard boiled eggs from their toppings - her favorite.



For dessert, we picked out some French pastries at Le Reve on the way back to the car. 



I think those little fruit tarts qualify as pie.



Stay tuned for more pie adventures.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/23 21:28:02
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/25 01:49:10
I bet Bobbi's tarts are better...
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/29 00:18:43
Having sampled several of Bobbi's delicious pies ( key lime!! ), I would tend to agree.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 06:32:51
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 08:32:54
ETR - That does look really good.  Too bad it fell short on taste. 

And thanks for posting YOUR pie.  This wasn't meant to be a solo thread.

Jim
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 09:50:40
Pie ala Bob.

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 10:22:36
Pastry leaves.

carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 11:16:59
"Pie ala Bob"? But where's the filling? ( key lime, key lime, please key lime!!! )
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 11:35:46
"alla Bob" - One picture at a time.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 12:08:07

blinky193
Hamburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 12:12:17
I'll have one of each please........lol

EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 14:51:02
JRPfeff that looks (and almost smells) amazing! What type of apples? A blend? Granny smith?
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 18:49:47


Jonamac apples were used in this pie.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/10/30 20:23:05
Damn you! I want that right now.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/06 17:15:03
Peanut Pie from Virginia Diner

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/06 17:34:31
The Virginia Diner?  In Smithfield? 

We've eaten there.

Thanks for carrying the ball ETR, I didn't get a picture of last weekend's Caramel Pie.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/06 19:17:07


Shame on you
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/13 08:30:02
Lemon Ice Box Pie from the Silver Skillet in Atlanta Georgia:

leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/13 09:47:14
Let me at it, a day's calories all in a few bites!!!!
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/13 10:20:55
That thing was heavenly....and if it's a day's calories then sell me the whole tin and I'll call it a week!
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/14 12:56:49
Why not, you only live once....and die once!
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/20 10:48:22
Ralph Melton
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/20 15:42:03
This is cheating because the source isn't really a Roadfood place, but it's a pretty piece of pie from the Carnegie Museum Cafe:



aleximoon
Hamburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/26 23:42:28
It's almost Friday so here is a pie.
 

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/26 23:56:23
Good looking pie.  What kind is that?
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/26 23:56:35
Fruit of some kind???I give up, explain!!!
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/27 03:56:37
Apple-cranberry?
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/27 07:49:10
I think stricken_detective's guess sounds right. Here's mine for today, the best Pecan Pie from Mary Mac's in Atlanta, GA:


JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/27 09:05:18


Caramel pumpkin pie and maple butter pecan pie.

Amiee - We've got leftovers.  See you at Taylor's.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/27 10:28:45
JRPfeff, those look delicious. I love that both have a tweak on the classic (caramel & maple). I've never had them like that, I bet they are amazing...and I would love to try it.
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/11/27 14:33:34
JRP, you & the Mrs spoil me!

ETR, I will take pics.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/04 07:42:44
From Zack's Hamburgers in Charlotte, NC. Anyone else been there?
4009 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: (704) 525-1720
Yelp:http://www.yelp.com/biz/zacks-hamburgers-charlotte

Pecan Pie with my favorite condiment...soft serve vanilla ice cream

post edited by EatingTheRoad - 2009/12/04 07:44:32
kirstine
Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/10 06:39:33


Apple crumble and fresh whipped cream from Creative Gardens in Bushmills, NI.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/10 09:30:27
kirstine but...but...it's not Friday " />

Now I've got to go eat a slice of pie  That looks fantastic!
kirstine
Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/10 11:44:00
EatingTheRoad

kirstine but...but...it's not Friday " />

Now I've got to go eat a slice of pie  That looks fantastic!

Haha I know...I'm a day early! lol
 
Thought I'd post it today before I forgot all about it...
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/11 10:10:17
Tis the season for fruitcake...anyone tried a fruitcake pie?
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Fruitcake-Pie



This recipe came from a friend who knows how much we love fruitcake. The pie has similar flavors, but it’s more manageable to make than a large batch of fruitcake. I usually serve it with whipped cream. It’s excellent with ice cream, too.

leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/11 10:30:20
looks very interesting...and rich!!!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/11 23:06:17


Cherry-Berry Crumble Pie. 

I just had a slice and it was magnificent.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2009/12/12 08:22:21
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/12 08:00:45
Certainly looks magnificent! You just made the Friday cut off...I was getting worried..."someone get JRPfeff some pie, STAT!"    (a la mode?)
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/20 18:46:31
Two days late, so you get a pan of homemade caramels with your Banana Cream Pie.




stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/21 20:42:25
JRPfeff



Cherry-Berry Crumble Pie. 

I just had a slice and it was magnificent.


No, I do believe the direct quote from my mother was "Oh. My. Gahhhh. Freaking Amazing!!!"
 
We both loved it.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/29 23:49:48


What the ...?


JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2009/12/30 10:08:44
We have two and a half pies left.  Any members of the Contingent with a hankering for old fashioned homemade Mincemeat Pie should phone or PM me to arrange a drop-off.


 



post edited by JRPfeff - 2009/12/31 09:23:40
nysharks
Cheeseburger
Re:Friday is Pie-Day 2010/03/14 12:49:04
Happy Pi Day everyone!  Today, March 14th is the official day to celebrate the number pi and all things related to it, including pies from rhubarb to pizza.  According to Wikipedia it started in 1988 by a bunch of museum staff with too much time on their hands.

The really scary part is that there is also a Pi Approximation Day that is celebrated on July 7th, since pi is also calculated as 22/7ths.

In any case, a good excuse to go eat some pie today!