The October 2015 Challenge is . . . . PIE

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  1. mike9

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    That's right this month's Challenge is PIE.   Looking through the past challenges I realized that most of those could be made into a pie of some sort.  So lets think about the humble PIE (sorry couldn't resist) It can be sweet, or savory it can have a crust, or be crustless, it could fruit, veg, meat, fish, cheese and if it has a crust that could be made of anything too so really the sky's the limit isn't it?  



    I hope this is a good challenge topic and I'm looking forward to some creative entries so put on your thinking caps and good luck.  



    (now for the usual disclaimer: only entries made in the month of October 2015 are valid)
     
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  2. koukouvagia

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    Good thing I just went apple picking!
     
  3. ordo

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    I'll win this challenge. I'll present only 1 pie, but it will be enormous.

    I'll win based on hugeness, rather than quality. My new wicked strategy!
     
  4. kaneohegirlinaz

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    @Mike9  PIE!!! 

    I Love PIE!!

    I was just going through my 'Recipe Binder' and found an old recipe

    for a savory pie that I thought my husband would like.

    We'll give it a go.
     
  5. chefwendy

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    Time to take my signature pie and kick it up a notch or two!
     
  6. millionsknives

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    Good thing I just rendered duck fat!  In the freezer I have leaf lard from a heritage pig breed and duck fat.  Time for a side by side pie crust comparison experiment!
     
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  7. teamfat

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    Winning this challenge should be easy, as as, uh, making a winning dish!

    I did a really cheesy thing last month, I'll have to come up with something crusty this month.

    mjb.
     
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  8. chefbuba

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    Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    Fresh rhubarb from the garden, the best crappy strawberries I could find, sugar substitute (I'm diabetic) Stevia Baking Blend, tapioca to bind and a splash of Mexican Vanilla.

    For the topping, Rolled oats, flour, corn starch, butter, brown sugar substitute and Saigon Cinnamon.



     
  9. teamfat

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    So in this context is a pizza pie a "pie" ??

    mjb.
     
  10. chefwriter

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    I have no ideas for pie yet but this challenge reminds me of the movie "Waitress",  a great movie centered around a pie shop. If you haven't seen it, this would be the month to do so. 

         I did just see some pears at the market today. Perhaps…..
     
  11. mike9

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    You convince us - 
     
  12. kingfarvito

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    I thought we decided they were casseroles?
     
  13. teamfat

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    Indeed!

    But you roll out a crust, you put stuff on it and bake. Life can be so difficult at times.

    mjb.
     
  14. mike9

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    Only in Chicago
     
  15. ordo

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    If a pizza is a pie, is a pancake a casserole?

     
  16. mike9

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    Only in Baltimore.
     
  17. ordo

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    Corn, bacon, carrots, onions, soft cheese, basil, herbs, spicy oil, S&P pie with bought puff pastry.




    I told you i was going for huge pies. They are 6'5", believe it or not.

     
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  19. hank

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    Does this count?  Pepperoni, onion, and olive. 


    Or this Margarita? If only I could roll them round.....


    Well, the family was enthusiastic about dinner :)


    We all love a little prosciutto and cantaloupe!

    Happy Cooking!
     
  20. chefanthonyd

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    Say can someone create a version of that margherita pizza for those of us trying to avoid gluten dairy and nightshades. :))