Monday, August 1, 2011

The Boston Pie Experiment

The Boston Pie Experiment was a fantastic event! There was a great variety of pie including lots of delicious savory ones, but the majority of the entrants were sweet pies. Almost all of the pies had creative names and ingredients, we had a lot of fun. The winners have not been announced yet, but I will update this post once they are up.

My favorite savory pie was "A Pie Named George" from team DS9 Supper Club, which was this incredibly tender roasted eggplant mixed with carmelized onions and seasonings in a breadcrumb crust made with truffle oil and parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Greg, who hates eggplant absolutely loved this pie, it was amazing. I am planning to e-mail the makers for the recipe today, I need to make this pie and eat more of it.

My favorite sweet pie was "Pretzel Me Sweetly" from team Right In Your Piehole, which was served as bite sized tarts with a pretzel crust and a delicious chocolate filling, plus little cups of milk on the side. The salty-sweet combo was absolutely perfect.

A few other favorites were the Attack of the Killer Tomato Pie, the Vanilla Maple Mousse w/ Bacon Pie, and the Sticky Toffee Pudding Pie, both completely delicious.

Overall, my vote went to "A Pie Named George", it was simply fantastic and unique.

Here are a few photos from the day:

List of all the pies

Funny sign from New Hampshire entrants

A Pie Named George

Pretzel Me Sweetly, with mini cups of milk

This marshmallow topped pie was completed by a kitchen torch

Pear & peach pie was kept company by these little guys
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  1. I love a good pie...great comfort food in the winter!

  2. Yum! These look delicious!


  3. Thanks so much for your votes. Delicious pie, fun people like yourselves and it benefits a great cause. it doesn't get much better than that.

    ~Jim (one of the DS9 SUpper Club guys.

  4. Mal, thanks so much for the shout out. What a great time, wasn't it!

    Beverly (Attack of Killer Tomato Pie)

  5. A Pie Named George sounds freaking amazing! What a great way to spend a day. :)

  6. I would kill to attend a meeting like this! Yum yum!
    I am following you! If you want follow me back!

  7. How fun! I want to go to a Pie Experiment! Looks like it was a delicious event :)


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