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    Pie etiquette
    So...last night hubby and I got a bad case of the sweet tooth, and I made a pie. A chocolate-chocolate pie with a meringue topping. Ooh, it about killed me to admit that it couldn't be noshed until it chilled thoroughly, and so it went into the fridge, uneaten.

    Hubby went to work this morning, entrusting me with the care of the pie. It's in the fridge. I haven't even nibbled a bit off the edge. I've been very good. But my stamina and will are waning and I have to admit, if somebody doesn't talk me out of it, I'm gonna eat a slice of that pie!

    What the heck is the etiquette in this situation? Am I duty-bound to keep my mitts off the pie until hubby gets home, or, seeing as how I am the creator of the pie, do I have certain inalienable rights that would allow me to -- errr -- sample it -- before hubby gets home?

    I'm very conflicted. What would you do?

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    Cut it right down the middle. 1/2 yours, 1/2 his. Start eating. If he complains that you ate some, tell him that at least you didn't eat any of his half. If all else fails, blame it on me. ;-)

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    Absolutely BRILLIANT!

    Here I come, you adorable little pie, all chocolatey and creamy and...oh what the hell am I typing for...I got pie to eat! cya!

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    When it comes to pie there are no rules. Eat the damn thing!

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    It was goooooood! :burp:

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    Photos ???

    Recipe ???

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    Eat the rest and make another one...



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    Talk about will power!

    I didn't think it would last that long ... I wanted a halfway through the first post.
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    It's his fault for going to work instead of staying home to eat pie with you. It's not your fault he got his priorities wrong.
    -Don't criticize anyone til you've walked a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
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    Okay, here's the photo (sorry for quality) and recipe:

    Ingredients:

    1 pre-made chocolate cookie pie crust
    1 c. sugar
    3 heaping tbsp pastry flour
    3 tbsp cocoa
    1/2 tsp salt
    3 eggs (separated)
    2 c. milk
    1 tbsp melted butter
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 tsp powdered sugar (for meringue topping)

    Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

    Pie filling: Mix sugar, pastry flour, cocoa, salt in a saucepan. Over medium heat add milk gradually while stirring with a whisk. Add 3 egg yolks and continue stirring. Stir, stir, stir until mixture thickens to a thick pudding consistency. Add butter and vanilla, stir them in. Remove pan from heat.

    Meringue topping: Using electric mixer beat three egg whites to a soft (not stiff) consistency. Gently fold in a teaspoon of powdered sugar.

    Pour pie filling into pie crust. Pour meringue over pie. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool in fridge, covered, for three hours.

    My adjustments: I think this pie really needed 10 minutes in the oven. It didn't set up quite as much as I'd like and the meringue wasn't as browned as I'd like. YOMV (your oven might vary) so use your best judgment on the timing.

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    You mean you only ate one tiny slice? Wow...that is self control. Pretty simple recipe though. Maybe we need to have an ABW baking contest? Something smells good in here...

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    Eat the whole thing, make another one and put it in the fridge.

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    GAWD that pie looks so yummy! I can smell it!

    Oh no wait ... those are the brownies I just took out of the oven.

    Rhea, eat your share. I absolutely would not have waited. :-)

    Off to indulge in my own chocolate heaven.
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    I have NO chocolate in the house and I'm feeling deprived. Grocery shopping, tomorrow, chocolate on the list!

    All we have in the house, in terms of "sweet stuff" is the wild blackberries we picked on our nature walk last weekend. We made one awesome blackberry cobbler and we still got a whole bucket left. Still, that doesn't compete with chocolate pie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meadowmufn
    We made one awesome blackberry cobbler and we still got a whole bucket left. Still, that doesn't compete with chocolate pie!
    I don't know about that... Berries and vanilla ice cream is mighty good. Especially when you warm those berries up a bit...



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    meadowmufn, I'd trade ya the chocolate pie for the blackberry cobbler in a heartbeat -- but it would probably create a hostage situation with hubby.

    Who, by the way, is mightily disgusted with everyone's suggestions that I eat the damn pie. He apparently returned home last night expecting to find an uneaten pie whose flavors and textures we could explore together. But no.

    He didn't take it well at all. He tried to negotiate more than his fair share of the pie but I held firm. I'm the piemaker, dammit, and he'll have pie when I say he can have pie.

    Right, guys?

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    Rhea,

    Doesn't he know that you cared so much about his happiness that you volunteered selflessly to taste test? Your sampling had the very best intentions at heart, the way I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    meadowmufn, I'd trade ya the chocolate pie for the blackberry cobbler in a heartbeat -- but it would probably create a hostage situation with hubby.

    Who, by the way, is mightily disgusted with everyone's suggestions that I eat the damn pie. He apparently returned home last night expecting to find an uneaten pie whose flavors and textures we could explore together. But no.

    He didn't take it well at all. He tried to negotiate more than his fair share of the pie but I held firm. I'm the piemaker, dammit, and he'll have pie when I say he can have pie.

    Right, guys?
    OMG I just had a flash: pictured you as the Pie Nazi a la Sienfeld!

    (No pie for YOU!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    Who, by the way, is mightily disgusted with everyone's suggestions that I eat the damn pie. He apparently returned home last night expecting to find an uneaten pie whose flavors and textures we could explore together. But no.
    He's lucky you didn't eat the whole pie and blame it on the dog.

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    You guys are creative rationalizers! Where were you when I was a kid and needed a decent excuse for, 1) skipping school, 2) staying out past curfew, 3) turning up drunk (and wet), and a million other minor infractions of the many rules my parents dreamed up. (I was such a little angel, honest!)

    Half the pie remains. It's so tempting to eat pie for breakfast.

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    Easy solution... make another, eat this half for breakfast, and eat half the new one for lunch. Your hubby will never know the difference... except just don't let him walk anywhere behind you!



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    Of course I wouldn't let him walk behind me! He'd know right away by the size of my caboose that I ate a whole pie by myself!

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    Oh my goodness, I'm swooning. That pie looks heavenly... thanks for the recipe!!!

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    OMG I just had a flash: pictured you as the Pie Nazi a la Sienfeld! (No pie for YOU!)
    LOL! That's the first thing I thought of when I started reading this, it sounds like a Seinfeld episode.

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