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#865

#866

Almost all pies are very good. Hardly any pies are actually bad. Ranking pies is left as an exercise to the reader.


#867

Dingleberry Pie.


#868

In performing the pie ranking exercise, this reader ranks this pie at or near the bottom and as “very bad.”


#869

Pie tiers:

S:

Pecan
Apple (a la mode)
Shepard’s pie
Pot Pie (all poultry)

A:

Apple (All other)
Lemon Meringue
Key Lime
Pumpkin (Actual pumpkins)
Spanakopita

B:

Blueberry
Cherry
Chocolate Cream
Coconut Cream

C:

Banana Cream

WTF:

Cantelope pie
Pumpkin (Sweet potato-based)


#870

I’m too lazy to actually do it but I was gonna do a pie tier where I put all the meat pies in actual order, at the bottom of all those I was gonna put a dung pie, after that was gonna be all the sweet pies.


#871

What about a sweet potato pie that’s actually called a “sweet potato pie” and isn’t pretending to be pumpkin? Or does that count as “sweet potato-based pumpkin”?


#872

I’m very much pro Apple Pie. But I had a slice of pumpkin pie recently that did soundly demolish all but the mightiest of apple pie offerings. And now it’s gone, having thus been devoured for its excellence.


#873

Where would shoofly and key lime rank?


#874

It would still be low tier because sweet potatos are a garbage food.

#foodhottakes


#875

Okay, but consider the following:

Tenpura sweet potato.


#876

Can’t say I’m a fan, but what I usually have I can tell is not great quality, so it might be that.


#877

Ahhh I do my own tenpura and tenpura sweet potato is tricky. You have to par boil them before you fry them otherwise the tenpura batter will be cooked and the potato will be all but raw. But if you boil them too long they get squishy and don’t fry right.


#878

Adjacent


#879

No love for Boston Creme Pies?

Just because they are more expensive to get to than other pies, and require significant security theater every time you reach for a slice, that doesn’t mean it should be ignored entirely.

There are also additional pies that contain chocolate, and I am squarely in those camps, but I think they might stretch the definition of pie.


#880

Agh it reminds me of living in Osaka and going to the Okonomiyaki Bros by Hirakata station and eating takoyaki til I nearly felt ill… so good…


#881

Boston Creme Pies are cakes.


#882

How about whoopie pies?

Fried pie?

Cow pies?


#883

Gala pie is best pie.

Also Takoyaki is the bomb. Gimli and I brought one of the hot plates for it before she left for Canada. Nearly every day we were eating that stuff. It got strange by the end.


#884

A Boston Cream pie is clearly a cake.