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I just found out this week that my daughter's best friend (whom we've known for 3 years now) at age 15 has only had 3 pies in her entire life - all from Village Inn. Since pies are easy but give beaut
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Never had a real Pie

posted at 12/30/2010 11:15 AM EST
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I just found out this week that my daughter's best friend (whom we've known for 3 years now) at age 15 has only had 3 pies in her entire life - all from Village Inn.Surprised

Since pies are easy but give beautiful results (at least for me) I make pies alot, I even make dinner pies from leftovers - a great way to clean out the fridge and get a great meal.  But apparently I haven't made any while she has been over. 
So it has become our family goal to introduce her to pies and cakes of all kinds. 
Any great new pie ideas for me to try would also enliven my family's fun with this!Wink

Re: Never had a real Pie

posted at 12/30/2010 12:26 PM EST
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First: 10/6/2010
Last: 6/11/2011
I love fruit pies, hubby loves chicken pie and chocolate silk pies.
I like pecan too, Key lime is yummy. Very fond of cheese cake too.
You are going to have introducing her to this, how nice of you!

Re: Never had a real Pie

posted at 12/30/2010 1:18 PM EST
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First: 10/5/2008
Last: 12/5/2011
Hard to believe people go along in life and don't stop to smell the roses. Introduce her to the old favorites first like lattice top apple pie maybe with ice cream. As her tastes develop you will know what to try next. She could probaly learn to bake a pie pretty easily too.

Re: Never had a real Pie

posted at 12/30/2010 2:01 PM EST
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I just made 2 "new" pies for Christmas.  Both VERY easy.  I am not a pie baker by any means so if I can do these anybody can.
I did post the recipes earlier but this seems to be a good place to put them as well.
First is a very unusual one, I was a little leary at first but intrigued so I decided to "experiment" on the family.
Cranberry Streusel Pie
1 Pound of fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 Cup white sugar
1/4 Cup all purpose flour
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup walnuts
1/4 Cup all purpose flour
1 tsp butter or shortening
1 9 inch pie shell
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
1. Smash berries.  Stir in 1/4  Cup flour and the white sugar.  Pour filling into pie crust.
2. Smash nuts into small pieces.  Stir in brown sugar and flour and shortening with a pastry blender or fork.  Mixture should be crumbly.  Sprinkle over pie.
3. Bake 45 minutes or until done.

This is a very good pie.  The sweet and tart is wonderful.

This next one is a great pie for any Chocoholic.
Chocolate Truffle Pie
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 Cups whipping cream
1/4 Cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 Tb vanilla extract
1 9 inch prepared crumb crust.  Chocolate crumb or a nut crust would be good.  A baked pastry crust is also very good. 
In a microwave combine chocolate chips and 1/2 of the cream.  Cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.  Cool to room temperature.  Stir in sugar and vanilla, set aside.
In a small bowl, beat the rest of the cream until soft peaks form.  Beat in chocolate mixture on high speed, 1/3 at a time.  Mix well spoon into crust. 
Refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving.

Both of these are great and easy to make.  I have tried several recipes for a "french silk type pie" and this is the best by far I have come across. Best of all no raw egg or container eggs, it is just chocolate, cream and sugar can't get much easier than that!
And the Cranberry pie, think of all the "anti oxydents" in the cranberries why this pie is almost healthy for you

Re: Never had a real Pie

posted at 12/30/2010 2:56 PM EST
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Embarassed   I never made a successful pie in my life so I haven't tried for at least 30 years  Tongue out

I wonder why I can bake some pretty good cookies, nice brownies - things like that but can't do bread or piecrust.

Re: Never had a real Pie

posted at 12/31/2010 12:47 PM EST
Posts: 124
First: 8/13/2008
Last: 5/11/2011
Thanks for all the suggestions! She spends 2 or 3 evenings at our house a week, and helps to make dinner, so I'm sure she'll be helping with pies as well.  I will be making the standards (fruit, cheescake, etc.) and wanted some 'new' ones, too.  Thanks Nikki for those - I missed them when posted before.

Re: Never had a real Pie

posted at 1/4/2011 11:13 PM EST
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First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/2/2013
That's so wonderful of you to introduce her to pies, cheesecake, etc. Also you mentioned she helps with dinner.  You are giving her a wonderful cooking foundation. i'm sure she will always remember this and YOU!!!

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