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"Other" Kind of Pie
« on: November 01, 2007, 01:07:01 PM »
I need more feedback than recipes for this, but I think this is the most appropriate folder.

Our church is having a big dinner party for thanksgiving and I signed up to bring a pie.  The categories were apple, pumpkin, or other.

I think that people won't want to spend a lot of time cutting a slice of pie at the dessert table after eating a big meal, so I plan to make little pies they can grab quickly.  I don't want them to be too heavy after all that heavy food.  Here's my idea.

I'll make little cups out of sugar cookie dough cooked on the bottom of a mini muffin pan (I've made them before and filled them with chopped peaches and cream).  I'll fill some with cranberry mousse and some with tangerine mousse.  I figured the fruit flavored mouse would be light and not too sweet for people who just want a little sweetness after dinner.  I'll also only use recipes with egg whites and not egg yolks so I can use my pasteurized egg white powder; I don't want to serve anything with undercooked eggs because there are pregnant women at church.

What do you guys think?

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 01:14:08 PM »
Sounds delicious. The tangerine ones anyway. I hate cranberry.  :P Recipe?

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 01:30:16 PM »
Here's the recipe that gave me the idea of tangerine, but I can't use it because it has egg yolks in it, so I'm still looking for a good one to use.  This is for tangerine chiffon pie from MarthaStewart.com

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=5a1e9d5843ca3110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=tangerine%20chiffon&rsc=ns2006_pic_m2

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 02:13:54 PM »
So what kind of sugar cookie dough do you use?

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 02:16:04 PM »

MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm! That sounds lovely!

I really like your line of thinking about not making anything too heavy, as well.
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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007, 02:47:26 PM »
I use Alton Brown's recipe for sugar cookie dough.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_25187,00.html



I decided on an egg-free mousse recipe:  (I'll just substitute reduced cranberry or tangerine juice for the passion fruit puree)

1 1/4 cups passion fruit puree
1 1/4 cups orange juice
3/4 cup sugar
Scant 1 tablespoon gelatin dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
3 cups heavy cream, whipped
 
In a saucepan, heat the passion fruit puree, orange juice, and sugar
until dissolved.
Add the gelatin to the hot juice and stir to melt and combine. Strain
the liquid into a bowl and place it over an ice bath. Stir it
constantly with a rubber spatula and when it just starts to set, fold
in the whipped cream. Pour this into soup plates or dessert bowls and
chill. If storing them overnight, cover them with plastic wrap.


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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007, 02:50:27 PM »
Sounds awesome!

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 06:16:13 AM »
sounds perfect!!

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 07:44:49 AM »
Sounds great!  Do you have to prebake the cookies for the crust, or do you bake the crust and filling together?

Little tartlets like this would be great for a party...

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2007, 12:17:04 AM »
I'll bake the cookies and the filling will simply be piped in and chilled.

The cookies also get baked upside-down in order to preserve their shape.  If I baked them right side up on the inside of the mini muffin tins, the middles would puff and they wouldn't hold very much.  I turn the muffin pan upside-down, line it with nonstick aluminum foil smooshed around each mold, and drape rounds of sugar cookie dough over each hump.  That way, the insides of the cookies are never compromised by puffed dough.

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 10:39:10 PM »
What a great idea!  I want to try that.

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Re: "Other" Kind of Pie
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007, 11:08:59 PM »
Sounds delicious!
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