24 October 2013

Dessert Pies, Ranked

Deadspin has a spinoff called Foodspin, where(in) they deliver food-related articles, commentary, and rankings. I take issue with their selections and created my own. Theirs are further down, if you are curious/bored.

So, my rankings: 
  1. Pumpkin
  2. Pear - As made using the recipe for pear pie from the Silver Palate Cookbook. So good. And surprisingly easy. I have never made it for a social gathering because it's cheating.
  3. Apple - benefits from a homemade crust since it's got a covering.
  4. Mixed berry
  5. Cherry
  6. Strawberry Rhubarb
  7. Peach*
  8. Pecan - Grandfather had a recipe for this that produced a pie that weighed in excess of 8 pounds. I think if you made it today Michael Bloomberg would try and legislate the portion size. It was great.
  9. Rhubarb
  10. Key lime**
  11. Lemon meringue
  12. Banana Cream
  13. Coconut cream
  14. Mississippi mud
  15. A baked crust filled with rocks and sadness
  16. Cheesecake
*Peach would be higher if cobbler counted as pie. Alas, it does not. In my rankings it would immediately vault to number 2. Nothing can touch pumpkin.

** I'm not sure that Key Lime and the cream pies (Banana, Chocolate, Coconut, etc) should be on the list. They are puddings dumped into a crust. Whatever.

The Foodspin rankings:

1. Cherry
2. Pumpkin
3. Apple
4. Mixed berry
5. Key lime
6. Cheesecake
7. Peach*
8. Chocolate cream
9. Sweet potato
T-10. Banana cream
T-10. Coconut cream
12. Lemon meringue
13. Shoofly
14. Strawberry rhubarb
15. Rhubarb
16. Mississippi mud
17. Mincemeat
18. Being hit by a car
19. Pecan
*Peach would be higher if cobbler counted as pie. Alas, it does not.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you never had chess pie?