You Are Apple Pie
You’re the perfect combo of comforting and traditional.
You prefer things the way you’ve always known them.
You’ll admit that you’re old fashioned, and you don’t see anything wrong with that.
Your tastes and preferences are classic. And classic never goes out of style.
Those who like you crave security.
People can rely on you to be true to yourself – and true to them.
You’re loyal, trustworthy, and comfortable in your own skin.
And because of these qualities, you’ve definitely earned a lot of respect.
You Are Pumpkin Pie
You’re the perfect combo of uniqueness and quality.
You’re able to relate to many types of people with many different tastes.
But you’re by no means generic or ordinary.
In fact, you’re one of the most original people around.
Those who like you are looking for something (or someone) special.
You tend confuse people when they first meet you. But you’re not as complicated as you seem.
Even though you have a lot of spice and flavor to you, you’re never overpowering.
You are a calm and comforting force in people’s lives.
You Are Coconut Cream Pie
You’re the perfect combo of simplicity and divinity.
You are a secret hedonist. No one knows how indulgent you can be.
You don’t indulge often, but when you do, you go for the best.
You have expensive taste – even if you aren’t rich.
Those who like you live for understated pleasures.
You’re not flashy or trendy, but you have a depth that most people lack.
Interacting with you makes most people feel incredibly satisfied.
You are gentle, super sweet, and in harmony with those around you.
You Are Cherry Pie
You’re the perfect combo of innocent and romantic.
At times, you seem a bit naive, simple, and innocent.
But at second glance, you are snappy, sarcastic, and even a little snarky.
You have people fooled – at least you’d like to think so.
Those who like you enjoy a contradiction.
Either that, or they can’t really make up their minds about what they want.
And you can usually conform to what people want… though you prefer to tease them.
You’ve been known to be quite tempestuous, and pleasing others is not high on your list of priorities.
You Are Berry Pie
You’re the perfect combo of flavor and depth.
You are overpowering and dominant – and that’s what people like about you.
You bring energy and a new direction to most interactions.
People crave you in a serious way. You’re that important to them.
Those who like you give into their impulses.
You don’t represent reason. You represent pure amusement.
People get addicted to you rather easily.
You offer people a tart and tangy side that is very hard to resist.
You Are Pecan Pie
You’re the perfect combo of culture and tradition.
You are polite, well mannered, and a great listener – comfortable in society.
You bring knowledge and perspective to your interactions.
People admire you in a serious way, and can be intimidated by your presence, yet softened by your demeanor.
Those who like you act comfortably, casually, yet intellectually.
You are classy and articulate, thoughtful and introspective.
People like you for a while, but will go looking for something more fun eventually.
While emanating culture, class, and knowledge to others, you are most impressed with yourself, and secretly annoyed by others.
You Are Peach Pie
You’re the perfect combo of substance and zest.
You are creative and sarcastic beneath the surface, you love inside jokes .
You are tranquil and serene on the outside, smiling and sweet to everyone.
You can be clingy in relationships – though extended commitment scares you.
Those who like you generally open up and share without reservation.
You’re popular and well liked, a fact that makes you happy, yet you don’t seek.
Interacting with you creates dependencies on you from others.
Where you are found, tears, laughter, and sweet memories exist.
You Are Chocolate Pie (French Silk)
You’re the perfect combo of mystery and lavish.
You are a perfectionist relating to quality, nothing is “over the top” when you plan .
You are fashionable and stylish, yet others are kept guessing what is your “look”.
Your relationships are silky smooth – you spoil those closest to you.
Those who like you feel like they know everything about you, even though they really don’t.
You’re the great communicator who loves blogging, instagram, facebook, and twitter, yet deep down you see yourself as mysterious.
Interacting with you can be described as audacious and rich, especially if it’s at an event you have planned.
You’re craved by people who feel bland in their lives, yet they view you as sporadic adventure that creates temporary nirvana.
You Are Lemon Merengue Pie
You’re the perfect combo of zesty and naïve.
You are witty and sarcastic, and you’re well known for giving “zingers” that put people in their place.
Your eyes and your smile don’t always seem congruent, there is an implied meaning in everything that you say, though you say it with a smile and seeming innocence.
Your relationships are mercurial – they change by the day and by the minute.
Those who like you are required to give you the benefit of the doubt, and they ride the good times through the inevitable rough patches.
You’re the great comedian, everyone wonders how you come up with your jokes and get away with what you say.
Interacting with you can be described as superficial and fun, though through your interactions those around you experience high highs and low lows through your changing moods and mannerisms.
You’re craved by people who are seeking their identity, yet they view you as their ticket to popularity and social elitism.
You Are Strawberry Pie
You’re the perfect combo of sunshine and rain.
You are happy and bubbly, and stress is more likely to make you giggle than cry.
You are active and outdoorsy, but in settings that are more likely to be filled with flowers and butterflies than dirt and sweat.
You can be aloof and trepidacious in relationships – mostly because you deeply fear hurting anyone or anything.
Those who like you include everyone with a pulse, though cynics and malcontents are cautious around you.
You’re not the most popular or visible in a group, though people gravitate to your sincerity and wisdom. You’re very concerned with those who are shy, left out, or insecure, you at one point were one of them.
Interacting with you creates deep and lasting friendships, and consolation for anyone that hurts. Where you are found people feel the warmth of sunshine, and the freshness of rain.
You Are Mincemeat Pie
You’re the perfect combo of perplexity and nostalgic.
You are sentimental and conventional, and traditions and symbolism reach almost religious levels of zeal for you.
You are intelligent and smart, but in a demurring and cryptic way that makes you seem like a fantasy character..
You can be private in relationships– you love the quiet of solitude, though those you connect with share your penchant for mystery and flair.
Those who like you are more curious about the labyrinth of your life, and think they can figure you out.
You’re an enigma, and far more genuine and simple than people suspect.
Interacting with you creates philosophical questions, ethical debates, and introspection and soul searching. Where you are found life is filled with charades, cryptograms, and riddles.
You are a Key lime Pie
You’re the perfect combo of tranquility and polite. You are gracious, likeable, and even a hint of stress is the only thing that stresses you.You have a deep knowledge and profound wisdom about people, places, and random facts.
Your relationships are unpresumptuous and composed, people feel like they can be themselves around you.Those who like you are often the stressful and crazy people, in you they find a window to a personal getaway and decompression from their lives.
You are most happy with a good book, in a place that includes plenty of sunshine and sand, and other people who are chill and cool.
You are Banana Cream Pie
You are the perfect combo of gregarious and casual. You are humorous and entertaining, yet also very sentimental and familial. Your relationships are casual and fun, yet you gravitate to those who are older and wiser, and are fascinated with your ancestors, both living and dead.
Those who like you are drawn by your work ethic, character, and your ability to always be in the right place to make a difference.You love service of all kinds, making people laugh, and being on the cheesy side of things. You relate to people of all generations extremely well and love varieties of people.
You are most happy with food and people; in fact your life revolves around these two things that you consider to be almost sacred.
You are Candybar Pie (Snickers, Peanut Butter Cup, Grasshopper, etc)
You are the perfect combination of goofy and fun.You have a high level of energy and are always on the go.You like soda, candy, and bright colored sugary foods.
Planning is low priority to you, and you prefer quantity of activities to quality of life, though you absolutely love life. You have probably been described at some point at ditzy, cluttered, scattered, or air-headed, but compliment you for your great laugh.
Budgeting, planning, or studying bore you, you much prefer a board game, a talent show, or watching a movie. You see healthy eating and fanatic exercise as dull, hard, boring, and useless.
You are most happy with snacks, lots of fun people, in a cluttered environment that probably includes piles of laundry, an assortment of dirty dishes and scattered popcorn.
You are Marionberry Pie
You are the perfect combo of liberal and hip. You are outdoorsy and active, trendy when you want to be, but really a hippy at heart. Your relationships are based on being with others that have cool stories to tell and fun travel logs to share, and any connection with the northwest
Those who like you are pretty chill and relieved they can hang out with you with no pressures or pretenses.You have your own sense of style, best described as a free flowing, fitness themed, fore thinking fox (without socks).
You are most happy when you are hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, or playing.in an outdoor environment while listening to cool music.
You are Peach MELBA Pie
You are the perfect combo of tart and smart. You are sassy and sarcastic, and nothing makes you happier than stirring things up or observing a fight.You have deep knowledge of places, people, personalities, pain, and polarizing behaviors.
Your relationships are deep and cultivated; you nurture them through food and fun. Those who like you have been touched by your compassion, fed your delicious treats, and teased to the brink of insanity.
You are most happy when surrounded by people you know everything about, sharing juicy details about those you care about, either before or after fun trips, movie outings, or fun settings that you create.
You are Cake
You are the perfect combo of dry and boring.
You are pretentious and stiff, and all about pretty facades and superficial substance.
Your relationships are based more on what people look like and how they reflect on you.
Those who like you are few, no one really knows who you really are and they don’t trust you.
You’re annoyed by humor, you’re picky about music, and you complain about everything.
You are most happy when you have the most things to complain about and you can visibly see the annoyance brewing in others. You don’t like pie of any kind.
CARROT CAKE PIE
Two desserts in one! Carrot Cake Pie combines a pie crust with the flavors of carrot cake in blondie form. Perfect with the cream cheese whipped cream.
FOR THE PIE
- 1 premade pie crust (or your favorite recipe)
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup shredded carrots
FOR THE FROSTING
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a 9” pie plate with the crust, crimping the edges. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium bowl.
- Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer. Stir in egg and vanilla until just combined.
- Stir dry ingredients into wet until just combined. Fold in carrots.
- Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake 25-30 minutes until the top is set and a toothpick comes out with only crumbs clinging to it. (If your crust starts to get too dark, cover it with strips of aluminum foil.) Let cool before frosting.
- To make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter with a mixer until creamy. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat slowly until combined. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form (make whipped cream). Fold gently into the cream cheese frosting mixture. Use a 1M tip to pipe the frosting around the pie, or just spread it all over the top.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Here are some fun variations to traditional pie recipes for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
Everyone’s all in a fever right now about pumpkin—thinking about Thanksgiving desserts, Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, the launch of 1 million new pumpkin-flavored things. Thanksgiving is, perhaps, the greatest American holiday. It’s our chance to do what we do best: Eat. All. Day.
If you think about it, the meal itself is a little weird. On no other day do we eat turkey (which always turns out dry and is therefore yucky), cranberry sauce, stuffing (the best part of the meal by far), and sweet potatoes that aren’t fries. It’s sort of an un-American celebration of America. (We should really be eating burgers, fries and milkshakes, but whatever.) It rocks because nothing happens except eating: no presents, no religious service, no action except using the TV remote and the oven.
So why do we end this day of hedonistic and delicious eating with a dessert made out of a vegetable? Pumpkin SUCKS in desserts (pumpkin sucks in everything, really, but that’s another story). You know what’s good in dessert? Chocolate. So herewith, let me present you with 7 important truths about pumpkin pie and why we’re letting ourselves down–letting America down, dammit–by allowing it to be the icing on the cake of the perfect Thanksgiving meal.
PUMPKIN IS A VEGETABLE.
No one ever thought, How awesome would an asparagus pie be? String bean pie? Not even a squash pie sounds good. The closest we get is a rhubarb pie, but you know what makes that tolerable? The inclusion of strawberries. Strawberries are there so you forget it has a vegetable in it.
PUMPKIN PIE FILLING ALWAYS RUINS THE CRUST.
The crust is good. But you have to scrape all the vegetable off to enjoy it.
IT REEKS OF A YANKEE CANDLE.
The spices in a pumpkin pie take me back to 80s cologne and the Yankee Candle factory. Yes, I know the candles came after the pie, but somehow the pumpkin spice thing in car air fresheners and candles and everything else has made me associate the pie with completely artificial, chemical scents. Now when that pumpkin pie comes out of the oven, I feel like I’m stuck in an windows-closed classroom with a guy drenched in Drakar Noir in 1986 or at my grandmother’s house in Florida with a Glade PlugIn air freshener in every room.
WE ALREADY HAVE SWEET POTATOES WITH MARSHMALLOWS.
The fact that this is called a “vegetable” at Thanksgiving is SUCH a win. I tend to scavenge out all the marshmallows, Phish-food style, but ultimately I do get a little vegetable as part of the mix—and then my parents are proud of me for eating a vegetable. (All veggie sides should have marshmallows on them.) But moreover, THIS is where pumpkin pie belongs—in the quiche/veggie side category, where you get credit for eating a vegetable when you’re really eating bacon (quiche) and marshmallows (sweet potatoes). PS: My mother-in-law, who is a huge health nut, makes a sick sweet potatoes-and-marshmallows side. And I love her for it because I know if she could live her best life, she’d eat marshmallows all day—and that, if nothing else, is what Thanksgiving gives us: the chance to break the rules.
WE ARE AT MAX PUMPKIN CAPACITY.
Pumpkin is everywhere. Because of loyalty to the Thanksgiving holidays—or maybe just because pumpkins are cute and round and picking them is fun—our obsessions has spawned an army of pumpkin-themed things. So not only do I have to contend with this completely ridiculous dessert at Thanksgiving, but now I can’t avoid it elsewhere. Maybe if there were more chocolate-and-pumpkin combo desserts, I’d be more on board with this flavor takeover.
THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT PUMPKIN PIE IS THE WHIPPED CREAM.
But, honestly, that’s the only good thing in almost every pie. I would eat my flip-flop if it had whipped cream on it.
PUMPKIN PIE WOULD BE BETTER IF IT WAS MADE OUT OF CHOCOLATE.
Chocolate is the perfect dessert ingredient—and might actually make pumpkin tolerable. I have been making this chocolate-pumpkin layer cake from Florence Fabricant for years, only to avoid choking down real pumpkin pie at our family Thanksgivings. Notice, though, that this solution is a cake, not a pie. The fact that there aren’t more chocolate pies is absurd. Even most pecan pies don’t have chocolate. (Thankfully, our friends over at Good Housekeeping know how to do it right.) And don’t get me started on key lime pie. Limes are the LEAST popular of the citrus fruits, only tolerable in a gin and tonic and on Thai food, so why is there a pie made of them? Whoever is in charge of pie recipes got it all wrong. All pies should be like this black-bottom chocolate cream pie. Even the crust is chocolate on this one. Finally, a dessert worthy of Thanksgiving.
As much as I want to grab on to these final days of summer with every fiber of my being (summer doesn’t technically end until the END of September, you guys), even I have found myself dreaming of sweater season. You should know that sweater season, to this food-obsessed mind, really means one thing: It’s time for pumpkin pie.
Recently, a controversial opinion about why pumpkin pie is THE WORST was presented on Delish—and I was heartbroken. How could someone feel this way about my all-time favorite dessert? So with all due respect to the magnanimous Kate Lewis (a.k.a. my BOSS) and her feelings on pumpkin pie, I must politely object, and present these seven reasons why pumpkin pie deserves its place in the pantheon of delicious sweets.
IT’S A SURE SIGN OF FALL.
Yes, the appearance of pumpkins (and the ubiquitous canned version) in stores is the official indicator that my favorite season has arrived. While it’s tough to say goodbye to summer (see above), fall is clearly the best of all the seasons—ideal temperature, clothes, and, obviously, food. Fall means apples, hearty chili, soft cider donuts, and roasted butternut squash. But pumpkin is the one that starts this time of year off on the right foot. Show it some respect.
IT’S A BREAK FROM FRUITY PIE.
I’ve never been a huge fruit person, but even I concede that fruit pies are a seasonal staple. We’ve been eating peach, blueberry, cherry, and lemon pies for the past four months. And at this point, everyone will start apple-picking and baking dozens of apple pies, cobblers, and crisps. Doesn’t pumpkin pie offer a nice respite from all that fruit?
IT CAN IMPROVE YOUR EYESIGHT.
So, let’s overlook the amount of sugar in the pie for just a second, and focus on the fact that a cup of mashed, cooked pumpkin contains 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A. A slice a day may affect your waistline faster than it’ll give you bionic eyes, but hey, the occasional indulgence does have its upsides.
IT’S RIDICULOUSLY EASY TO MAKE.
For the cooking inept, pumpkin pie is the perfect vehicle to make them feel accomplished. The modern marvels of premade pie crust and canned pumpkin make things even easier: The most basic pumpkin pie recipes call for a grand total of FIVE ingredients. So for those of us who can barely make cookies without a disaster, a pumpkin pie is our chance to contribute to a family meal without making fools of ourselves.
IT’S INFINITELY CUSTOMIZABLE.
A big part of this argument against pumpkin pie is that it is a dessert with no chocolate. Yes, chocolate is an integral part of the dessert table, but I do not think pumpkin pie can be discounted on its lack of chocolate alone—just add some chocolate to it. Add nuts. (For goodness sake, add Oreos, if you feel like it.) Pumpkin pie is your blank canvas in a quest to make it the ultimate fall dessert.
IT’S IMITATED FOR A REASON.
Forbes reported that in 2013 pumpkin spice-flavored foods brought in $350 million a year. It’s true that pumpkin-flavor is everywhere, but that’s because IT’S DELICIOUS. I don’t necessarily condone the pumpkinization of the fall season, but you can’t blame the pie for #PSL. The pie itself stands on its own as a glowing beacon of the perfect combination of flavor and texture. It is so imitated because it is so loved.
IT’S TRADITION, DAMMIT.
While pumpkins were one of the first crops that Europeans brought back from the New World, using the vegetable in pie form didn’t become standard until the early 18th century, according to The History Channel. In fact, pumpkin pie was so important to early Thanksgiving feasts that in 1705 the Connecticut town of Colchester famously postponed its Thanksgiving for a week because there wasn’t enough molasses available to make pumpkin pie. Basically, there IS NO FALL without pumpkin pie. Accept it, then pass me a slice.
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
- 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 6 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches
- 1. Brush egg white over pastry shell; set aside.
- 2. In a small bowl, combine flour and sugars; cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Sprinkle two-thirds into pastry; top with peaches. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
- 3. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and peaches are tender.Yield: 6-8 servings.
1 slice: 354 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein