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View Poll Results: Fruit Pie or Fruit Bar | which offers the best bite
PIE! Fruit filling rocks! Crust is important but should play second fiddle. 13 65.00%
Fruit Bar! I like a little fruit with my crust. 1 5.00%
It's all good - may I have some more please? 4 20.00%
I prefer my fruit plain - no crust at all! 1 5.00%
Hold the fruit! I like crust only but I call it a cookie. 1 5.00%
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:48 PM   #11
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Date bars, lemon bars and figgy newtons. Probably some others, are all good.

I think Pie is the best dessert.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:56 PM   #12
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Pie or dessert bars | peoples choice

DH and I don't like pie crust despite both of us growing up in families with amazing pie making skills. We both love the filling though. Bars, depends on the crust. A sugar cookie or graham cracker crust, good stuff.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:18 PM   #13
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DH and I don't like pie crust despite both of us growing up in families with amazing pie making skills. We both love the filling though. Bars, depends on the crust. A sugar cookie or graham cracker crust, good stuff.
I almost think that Rob wouldn't care about the filling as long as there was crust. I make an extra thick edge just for him. I like crust too.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:38 PM   #14
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I almost think that Rob wouldn't care about the filling as long as there was crust. I make an extra thick edge just for him. I like crust too.

I remember as a kid, paying my grandma what I thought was a compliment. I told her that I loved the way her apple pie crust was so nice and soggy.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:55 PM   #16
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Two words for you...

Pie. Always.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:05 AM   #17
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Pie!!! Blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream, rhubarb crumble pie with vanilla ice cream, and not so fruity, but Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with 2 generous scoops of whipped cream.... Them's real desserts.

Fruit bars would be easy to put in a brown bag lunch or take on a picnic, but not so much for a sit down dinner.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:18 PM   #18
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DH and I don't like pie crust despite both of us growing up in families with amazing pie making skills. We both love the filling though. Bars, depends on the crust. A sugar cookie or graham cracker crust, good stuff.
I'm with you yet again Dawg. I haven't had a piece of pie that's knocked my socks off since my Mom died so many years ago. Maybe it's just pure nostalgia but her pie crust was perfection long gone. She made her super flaky and tender crust with lard and it had the right amount of salt to make it so flavorful. I've given up trying, besides I don't bake anymore.

I do like bars with either a graham cracker or shortbread crust.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:54 PM   #19
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Today I read an article by Leah Eskin (Chicago tribune) lobbying to make fruit bars instead of pie. She proposed that pies could be tough to make and were possibly too goopy; that a more crust : less center ratio might be desirable. The article made some good points and the accompanying recipe for Raspberry Apricot bars looked lovely but I started thinking about her premise. Is less goopy better? Really?

I prefer fruit pies to fruit bars; hands down. The fruit is the star and the crust is a nice compliment - not the other way around. So ...

Are you a filling fan or a crust fan. Which do you prefer: Pie or bar?
The filling in pies, for me need to be firm enough not to run out of the pie slice, and all over my plate. That being said, I love the crust of a properly made pie almost as much as I love the fruit, custard, or savory fillings.

A desert bar is like eating a cookie. It's an alright snack, not a desert.

The closest thing I can get to a fruit bar is a dump cake, or cobbler. They are like a hybrid of the two, not as crust heavy as either a pie, or fruit bar, but enough "crust to satisfy my desire for a soft/crunchy texture to go with the filling.

Another thing I like about pie is that the crust is mildly salty, with an almost nutty flavor, and perfectly compliments the intense fruit flavor.

Pies rule. And the crust is easier than most people want to believe.

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Old 06-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #20
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Pie!!! It's my favorite dessert especially since I am not a cake fan. IMO fruit bars and pie (fruit or otherwise) are not interchangeable.
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