The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same. Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation. Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all. Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!
What’s your favorite type of pie?
I had the “What’s your favorite type of cake?” question back in July, and I just recently had ice cream cake since last Friday was a coworkers last day, and my job is keen on having good send offs. Not everyone likes traditional cake (case in point the now former coworker in question), which is why why went with ice cream. Pie is more associated with autumn whose equinox has just passed so I thought this an appropriate question.
My favorite type is simple “all American” apple, quotes because apple pie actually predates America despite the popular saying.
I’m especially partial to the crumble variety, but there’s a French version called tarte aux pommes that I’d love to try one day.
Unfortunately, my preliminary search only locates recipes in French, but I’m sure if I’d be able to find one or an adequate translation of the same.
I also enjoy cherry, peach, lemon (not so much meringue), and other fruit pies. I didn’t have pumpkin pie until I was well into my twenties, but grew up eating my grandmother’s sweet potato pie, though I’ve never been overly fond of that either. Pumpkin pie is a less sweet version of sweet potato to my taste buds, and to be honest, neither one is my favorite. I much prefer fruit pies, and apple is at the top of my list.
What’s your favorite type of pie? Is it a fruit pie or more savory? Do you prefer non-dessert pies e.g. chicken pot or mincemeat?
I look forward to your answers in the comments!