What should I serve with pie?

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asked May 26 in Other-Food Drink by naidpic (760 points)
What should I serve with pie?

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answered May 27 by Niddletwin (3,380 points)
Foods that you can and should serve with pie include.

Roasted Veggies
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
German Potato Salad
Glazed Carrots and Parsnips
Corn on the Cob
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Unsweetened Iced Tea
Cranberry Sauce

The 4 types of pies are.

Open-face pies only have a bottom crust and are typically sweet.
Double-crust pies have a bottom crust and a top crust.
Lattice pies have a bottom crust and decorative top crust made with strips of dough.
Deep-dish pies do not have a bottom crust—just a single crust on the top.

A crustless pie also called a deep dish pie is a pie with no bottom crust which can be any type of pie without the bottom crust.

A pie with no bottom crust is just simply called a crustless pie.

Even though the pie has no bottom crust it's still a pie but just a crustless pie.

The lack of crust might not make much of a difference for a pumpkin or a pecan pie, but when it comes to the classic fruit pies — apple, blueberry, cherry, peach — no crust just seems wrong.

Think about it. How is a crustless apple pie any different from sautéed apples? Here's how.

The popular crustless pie recipes like this Crustless Blueberry Pie don't forgo many of the ingredients in a classic pie crust, they just use them differently.

Instead of making a crust with flour they mix flour with eggs and butter and pour the mixture over the fruit and sugar.

If you're looking for the miracle of a gluten-free pie sans crust, this isn't that miracle (unless you substitute gluten-free flour for white flour).

The end result is something more in line with a clafoutis than a pie.

The fruit ends up embedded in a cake-like base.

The main difference I see between crustless pies and a clafoutis is that a clafoutis adds some milk to the mix to make the inside a bit more custard-like.

Most people if given the choice would choose a traditional fruit pie with crust over one of these crustless pies, but I can see where a crustless pie makes sense.

If you don't have any pre-made crusts, and you don't want to take the time to make crust (or you aren't confident in your crust-making abilities), you can whip up a crustless pie quickly.

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