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   Americans love oranges. Americans love pie. Americans love to make all popular fruits into pies. Why don't we eat orange pie?

21 Nov 2012 12:28 PM   |   16141 clicks   |   Gawker
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Dead for Tax Reasons     
Durian pie!

21 Nov 2012 10:35 AM
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raerae1980    [TotalFark]  
Mmmmmmm pie. I was wanting to make a Pecan pie, not necessarily for tomorrow, but sometime soon. Any suggestions, besides what I can find on google?

21 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
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JerseyTim    [TotalFark]  
You know, I had never considered the possibility of orange meringue pie. I'd try that.

21 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
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Lumpmoose     
I don't want to hear some jerk saying, "Oh yes there is an orange pie, I Googled it, here is the weird recipe right here." Just because some weirdo made it does not make it a common pie.

"Why is no one making orange pie? WTF is wrong with people?"

Here's a recipe for orange pie.

"STFU weirdo!!"

21 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
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flucto    [TotalFark]  

JerseyTim: You know, I had never considered the possibility of orange meringue pie. I'd try that.


I think it would be disappointingly mild. Orange chiffon pie would probably work though.

21 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
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Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
I make a nice Orange Poppyseed Cake. No pies, though.

21 Nov 2012 10:46 AM
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Arthur Jumbles     
Okay, so why is orange pie not popular? Anybody ever have one? I'm assuming it tastes too sweet for a pie.

21 Nov 2012 10:48 AM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
This one looks good, too link

21 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
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Krieghund     
The tangerines on my tree are *almost* ripe, and in about a month, my neighbors will show up with the oranges they picked but can't eat. A pie sounds like a great idea.

I'm thinking something like a key lime pie, only using orange juice instead of lime juice.

21 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
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Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Arthur Jumbles: Okay, so why is orange pie not popular? Anybody ever have one? I'm assuming it tastes too sweet for a pie.


I would think too acidic.

21 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
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God Is My Co-Pirate    [TotalFark]  
Okay, it's actually a meyer lemon cake, but so pretty:

i48.tinypic.com

Link

21 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
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Rincewind53    [TotalFark]  

Arthur Jumbles: Okay, so why is orange pie not popular? Anybody ever have one? I'm assuming it tastes too sweet for a pie.


I'm going to say it's primarily to do with the fact that it's a citrus fruit, and there are only two really common citrus fruit pies; key lime, and lemon meringue. Both of those work because the amount of sugar you have to put in them is balanced by the extremely sour nature of the fruit. Oranges, on the other hand, are much more sweet, so I'd imagine an orange pie done in those ways would probably be cloyingly sweet.

21 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
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LockeOak     
Citrus pies don't work unless they're meringue/cream based, due to the structure of the fruit. They have no structural integrity; they're either intact wedges or a mush of fiber with juice everywhere. There's not enough fiber to use them for anything except flavoring, like in key lime pie. Cooking a conventional pie with one would be pretty gross.

21 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
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teto85    [TotalFark]  
We make Orange Marmalade instead. Rincewind53 said it, the sweetness does make an orange pie cloying. Make it with about 1/2 - 2/3 the sugar of a lemon pie. Have fun experimenting.

21 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
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Richard Saunders     
Orange pie? Fer us'n old Florida Crackers, it's more likely than you think.

1 c. flour, self-rising
1 c. sugar
1 c. oranges
1 c. milk
1 stick butter

Think peach cobbler but made with oranges... and better tasting.

21 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
Interesting, now I've found a couple of recopies I'll have to give a shot next summer.

21 Nov 2012 11:56 AM
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
That was a weird autocorrect.

21 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
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gilgigamesh    [TotalFark]  
This is actually a question that has kept me up at night for years.

I am not kidding. OK, I am exaggerating a bit. But I have wondered for years why there are no orange pies. I clicked the link with eager anticipation that my question would be answered, and sadly the article failed to deliver anything except validation of my question.

21 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
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Somacandra    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: This one looks good, too link


A CONFEDERATE ORANGE PIE?

21 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
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JohnnyC     
Wouldn't that be a sloppy wet mess?

21 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Mmmmmmmmm ORANGE Pie.

www.mangamon.com

21 Nov 2012 12:30 PM
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Magorn    [TotalFark]  
because it doesn't rhyme with anything but "door-hinge". Duh.

21 Nov 2012 12:31 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     
www.thetoyspy.com

21 Nov 2012 12:31 PM
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Mirrorz     

JohnnyC: Wouldn't that be a sloppy wet mess?


Coincidentally, that's the name I used when I was a dancer at a certain ladies' club.

21 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
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Medic Zero     

JerseyTim: You know, I had never considered the possibility of orange meringue pie. I'd try that.


SHAKES TINY FIST! I've been working on inventing this!

TOO LATE AGAIN! Fark.

21 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
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nyrB     
And where's the blue food, man? We want the blue food!!

21 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
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wildcardjack     
Perhaps it's for the same reason banana jam isn't all that common.

21 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
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FrancoFile     
We love watermelon too, yet there are no watermelon pies. That's racist?

21 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
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ExperianScaresCthulhu     

Diogenes: Arthur Jumbles: Okay, so why is orange pie not popular? Anybody ever have one? I'm assuming it tastes too sweet for a pie.

I would think too acidic.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

/maybe the folks who like lime and lemon will crave it, tho
//hates lime pie and lemon pie, too tart even with the added sickly sweetness

21 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
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Antimatter     

Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: This one looks good, too link

A CONFEDERATE ORANGE PIE?


I prefer General Sherman's smor'e recipe myself.

21 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
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LargeCanine     
Because it would be wrong.

21 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
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Lord Dimwit     
I had an orange-ginger custard pie the other day. It was like sex, but I had it.

21 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
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borg    [TotalFark]  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Durian pie!


My wife is Indonesian & loves durian. There is such a thing as durian pie and other durian filled pastries.
She makes durian milk shakes all the time. Any Asian owned bakery will have durian goodies(sic).

21 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
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tommyl66     

Lumpmoose: I don't want to hear some jerk saying, "Oh yes there is an orange pie, I Googled it, here is the weird recipe right here." Just because some weirdo made it does not make it a common pie.

"Why is no one making orange pie? WTF is wrong with people?"

Here's a recipe for orange pie.

"STFU weirdo!!"


I read this exchange in Jim Gaffigan's voice, it was amusing.

/Hey buddy, I like orange pie

21 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
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suthrnrunt     
I think a pointless tag would have been more appropriate as this was far from interesting.

21 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
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Antimatter     

FrancoFile: We love watermelon too, yet there are no watermelon pies. That's racist?


Could you even make such a thing? I mean, it's mostly water.

Perhaps you could flavor something with the juice and then bake that?

21 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
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ackb4r     
Orange segments probably would not being able to hold up to the baking. They would just liquify.

I guess you could make a meringue or something.

21 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
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DeathCipris     
Best comment FTA:

"I hate oranges and the first Google hit for "orange pie" is a recipe for "Robert E. Lee's orange pie," so I think we have all the arguments we need against orange pie right here.

But I do love when Jim Cooke gets drunk."

I think we have a winrar!

21 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
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Fabric_Man     

Antimatter: Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: This one looks good, too link

A CONFEDERATE ORANGE PIE?

I prefer General Sherman's smor'e recipe myself.


Nah. It burns too easily.

21 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
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12349876     
I'm not an orange fan, but you would probably have a better shot making it into a cobbler/crumble/crisp/crunch rather than pie. It's a better way to make any kind of fruit dessert anyway.

21 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: This one looks good, too link

A CONFEDERATE ORANGE PIE?


Why not?

/there's a confederate orange car
www.examiner.com

21 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

FrancoFile: We love watermelon too, yet there are no watermelon pies. That's racist?


cdn.makeandtakes.com

21 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
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solokumba     
themagneticentrepreneur.com 

YUMMY

21 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
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DeathCipris     
I would also like to add..."Fruit good, cake great, fruit cake, nasty crap."

21 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
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petec     

raerae1980: Mmmmmmm pie. I was wanting to make a Pecan pie, not necessarily for tomorrow, but sometime soon. Any suggestions, besides what I can find on google?



Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie - mmm!

/you'll have to google a recipe, my wife is the baker..

21 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
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suthrnrunt     

DeathCipris: I would also like to add..."Fruit good, cake great, fruit cake, nasty crap."


does orange slice cake count? :)

21 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
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whither_apophis     
I'm thankful this didn't turn into a NJ orange tan skank thread.

/bookmarked

21 Nov 2012 12:42 PM
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DeathCipris     

suthrnrunt: DeathCipris: I would also like to add..."Fruit good, cake great, fruit cake, nasty crap."

does orange slice cake count? :)


Nah, we are talking specifically about "fruit" cake. The brick you send off to relatives around the holidays that no one ever eats.

21 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
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The My Little Pony Killer     
Oranges as fruits, juices and candies are one thing. Oranges as part of pastries taste disgusting.

21 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
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Im_Gumby     

nyrB: And where's the blue food, man? We want the blue food!!


There's a great recipe for blue waffles on the internet... but the pictures really do it justice.

21 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
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