Special Sub-Topic: It's as Easy as Pie
|What is the big difference between a Dutch apple pie and a French apple pie? |
The topping. The difference between the two pies is in the topping. A Dutch apple pie is made with a typical flour and butter pie crust. It is the type of apple pie most often seen in restaurants. A French apple pie has crushed walnuts added to the flour and butter. Instead of rolling out the crust to be flat and smooth, it is crumbled over top the pie to give a somewhat crunchy topping. Occasionally caramel will be added to the topping. It doesn't get much better than a piece of warm French apple pie with a scoop of ice cream melting on top.
|Chess pie is a type of simple custard pie that is made to taste unique by the additions of which of the following things?|
Corn meal. Chess pie is a single crust custard style pie that originated in England but is popular in North America also. By adding cornmeal to eggs, butter, white & brown sugar and vanilla, you come up with a pie that is unique in texture and taste. A popular variation is vinegar pie in which a tablespoon of vinegar is added to this mix. Many folks find this variation to be an acquired taste. Chess pie is a very sweet pie which is often paired with a cup of black coffee to offset the flavor.
|Pumpkin pie was very popular in ancient Egypt and was eaten during the Feast of Anubis.|
False. The pumpkin was indigenous to North America and was unknown in Africa or Europe until the 16th century, and so the ancient Egyptians would not have known of it. Pumpkin pie is usually a pumpkin-based, highly spiced, custard style pie served without a top crust. It is popular dessert around the autumn holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Often served with whipped cream, in some northern areas of the United States, it is occasionally covered with a topping of baked marshmallows.
|Which sweetener is a main ingredient in pecan pie?|
Corn syrup. Pecan pie is a staple of Southern down-home cooking and the primary ingredients are corn syrup and pecans with a dash of salt and vanilla. Variations include the addition of bourbon and/or chocolate. This single-crust pie is often served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.
|Which of the following is a type of whipped molasses pie considered to be a part of traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine?|
Shoo-fly pie. The shoo-fly pie is a traditional dessert in the Amish culture as well as with the Pennsylvania Dutch. Legend says the name is derived from the flies that have to be shooed away from its delectable sweetness. This is layered pie with a filling of brown sugar, molasses, flour, salt, and spices. These are cooked together and poured into a regular pie crust. The topping consists of a crumbled topping of flour, butter, and brown sugar, similar to that found on a French apple pie. As with most pies, there are endless variations to this old but ever-popular recipe.
|Buko pie is a popular dessert in the Philippines and makes use of which of the following fruits?|
Coconut. Buko pie is a type of coconut custard pie. It uses only baby coconuts and sweetened condensed milk. It does not use cream nor meringue as a topping. It has a regular top and bottom pastry crust and often has larger pieces of coconut meat in it, not the flaked coconut that is used in other parts of the world. This pie has become so popular with tourists that the Philippines figured out how to properly package and preserve it for export to other countries. If you like coconut, this pie will bring you back for a second piece.
|What flavor is French Silk pie?|
Chocolate. French Silk pie is a super-decadent chocolate mousse pie. It is a single crust pie often made with a graham cracker style pie crust. It is topped with whipped cream and shavings of unsweetened dark chocolate. The term silk in the name refers to the texture of the creamy chocolate mousse filling.
|Mincemeat does not, and never has, contained meat.|
False. Mincemeat recipes vary (of course) but most include dried fruit, beef, beef suet, spice and some type of distilled spirit. Recipes today do not always include meat and/or meat suet, but the original recipes always did. While beef was the most commonly used meat other meats were used, such as venison and mutton. Most mincemeat pies have a regular pastry crust on top and on bottom and are often eaten during the Christmas season.
|Which of these is a type of custard pie considered to be a staple of Canadian prairie culture?|
Flapper pie. Original recipes for the Flapper pie date back to the 19th century. It consists of a graham cracker crumb crust with a simple custard style filling topped with meringue. In some parts of eastern Canada the pie was known as a Graham Wafer Cream Pie. For the western prairie country of Canada and the U.S., Flapper Pie was a special treat savored on special occasions. Its simple ingredients led to multiple variations.
|Razzleberry pie is a typical fruit pie which uses which two berries in combination?|
Blackberries and raspberries. A razzleberry pie is made with raspberries and blackberries. A regular pastry crust is used on the bottom and a lattice style crust or a full pastry crust can be used on top. The amount of sugar used can be varied to get the desired amount of tartness. This pie is delicious served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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