"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
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%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
Certifiable Executive Chef
 
Janet H's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 3,282
Pie or dessert bars | peoples choice

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?

__________________

__________________
Forget love... I'd rather fall in chocolate!
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 03:02 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 4,165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janet H View Post
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?
In my world Fruit bars would be a snack to have with a cup of tea or coffee and fruit pie would be pudding (dessert) after a main course for lunch or dinner.

What's not to like about "gloopy" as long as it isn't that nasty slimy gloop you get in canned pie filling?

I bought some white peaches today and some special offer blueberries and I think I've got some pastry in the freezer so I might make a fruit pie tomorrow.

Don't know why she finds pie making scary, it involves a lot less messing about than her raspberry and apricot bars. (Am I the only one who finds her pie "phobia" just a tad disturbing?)
__________________

__________________
Don’t look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 03:11 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 6,302
PIE!! Fruit pies are my fave desserts, and the goopier, the better. Well, to a reasonable extent. I love a scoop of French vanilla ice cream with fruit pies, and love when the ice cream melts just a little and a bit of it mixes with the fruit in the pie.

My grandmother used to make the best pies - I'd stand on a chair and watch her as she eyeballed the ingredients for her crust. She'd just grab some handfuls of flour, a pinch of this and that....they were flaky goodness every time.

Uh oh....now I want pie. LOL
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 03:21 PM   #4
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,374
I think this will let you know how I feel about PIE!! What is your favorite PIE of all time??
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 03:58 PM   #5
Sous Chef
 
no mayonnaise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 553
I didn't think it was a one-or-the-other kind of thing but I'd prefer the bar because it's easier to eat.
__________________
no mayonnaise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 04:47 PM   #6
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,374
Quote:
Originally Posted by no mayonnaise View Post
I didn't think it was a one-or-the-other kind of thing but I'd prefer the bar because it's easier to eat.
Given the title of the thread, that's exactly what it is.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 05:30 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
Aunt Bea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: near Mount Pilot
Posts: 7,005
I grew up in a family of pie bakers!

We had pie most Sundays and a slice with our breakfast when it was available.

I enjoy them all, peach and blackberry are at the top of the list.

I think pie was more of a staple food years ago than it is today. When people did physical labor and lived in unheated homes they needed and could absorb the extra calories.

Today it is more of a cozy comfort food that I try to avoid!
__________________
Aunt Bea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 07:12 PM   #8
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I think this will let you know how I feel about PIE!! What is your favorite PIE of all time??
I could have written that post with the exception of shepard's pie, not a fan. I'm going to try rhubarb soon if I can get my hands on some.
__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 07:15 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,082
Pie, I don't see fruit bars as the same thing at all. I could see making fruit bars for a party or bake sale, but if I'm having a dessert I want PIE!
__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 09:21 PM   #10
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,934
Since I am gluten intolerant and have only found one or two crust recipes I like, I prefer my fruit fresh and unadulterated with crusts or toppings.
__________________

__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dessert, pie

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.