Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Casey
Crust: 4 – great flavor
Filling: 3 – good cake, a little dry. Nice thick chocolate, but hard to cut through
Overall: 2 – something about the combination just didn’t work for me.

Doug  
Crust:      2 Very thin hard to taste. 
Filling:     4 Good tasting cake, light. 
Topping: 4 Thick chocolate with good flavor.
Overall:   2 The combination did not work, hard to cut with a fork , it came apart and made a mess.

Elisea
Hey! Hey! It’s a cake, no it’s a pie, or cake, it’s both.
Filling:     I love red cake, so I eat the cake separate.  The “cake” is moist.
I eat the crust last.  What I’m saying, it’s all good, but I feel I’m eating cake. It’s more of a cake for me than a Pie…….🤗

Jennifer
Pie review:  cake pie?   That was interesting.  Not a favorite for me at all.  I’m not a big cake eater and especially red velvet.   It looked good, was fluffy and had a chocolate topping that was even and smooth.  But the pie crust, cake and topping didn’t really flow together.  I did not like the crust with the cake.   Topping was hard to cut into and fell off the cake.  I give this a #1

Kevin
Red velvet cake pie, not really a pie.
Crust:      2
Filling:     3
Overall:   2
Cake was ok but not really pie. Chocolate top was ok, but difficult to eat with cake.

Kylea
Crust:     4 The crust was simple and good but completely overpowered by the cake
Filling:    2 It was good cake, but not the moist filling you expect from a pie.
Overall:  3
Each component of this pie was good in its own right. But when I think of a pie, I think of something very moist or gooey. The ganache took the cake though, pun intended. I tried it warm and it improved- the melty ganache helped bring more moisture.

Manny
Crust:      2    The  crust is somewhat raw
Filling:     3    The filling tasted like separated from the topping.
Overall:   2.5 The cake part was good.
That Pie 😆 ,well, I ate it but don’t remember the taste, I just remember that it looks good but a little bit harder on the top. The filling tasted like separated from the topping, I mean it had 2 distinct tastes.

Mike
Red Velvet Pie?  I didn’t even know you could do that, and (in good conscience) still call it pie.
Crust:    3 It’s a pie crust. Let’s be honest Red Velvet Cake needs no crust.
Filling:   3
Overall: 3 Meh.

Robyn
Crust: 3
Filling:3
Overall:2
Individually each element was fine but not together. The ganache? topping was too cold and firm for cake to hold up in the cutting. If it was ganache then room temp would be the way to go. This pie/cake however be a big hit on April Fools Day!

Tammy
Crust:     2 It was nothing special
Filling:    2 Meh. It was a cake trying to disguise itself as a pie and I am not fond of cake.
Overall:  2 The flavor of the filling and topping never blended together.
This pie was a joke. It was boring and really just a cake in a pie crust.  The top, cake and pie crust all separated and became their own little entities. Sad, because it was very pretty and luscious looking.

About Tammy

Blogging was not around the first 30 years of my life. Back in the old days, blogging review about something. Usually the person writing this review was a professional in their field. Since than blogging has changed how we share and learn information. Today bloggers are not necessarily professionals. They are usually ordinary people which want to share what they were impressed by or that have changed their lives. With trepidation I consulted my friends about being a blogger. Their first question was invariably, why? At first, I could not articulate why. Finally, I realize it was three events that happened to me within a month that led me to create this project. Please indulge me, and follow my train of thought as I attempt to connect the dots.create your own world. We've created a set of roleplaying First, over the summer I participated in a role play site. Within this site, there are hundreds of plots you can write for. Once you choose a plot you create a character profile. Then with other writers you collaborate on a storyline that supports the plot. I love this process. Not only did my writing improve, but fills a void I have when I’m not writing. Unfortunately, the story lines never last long enough and I’m left wanting more to write. Secondly, my husband believes we live on this vast farm. Through the years he has cultivate an enormous dwarf orchard which provides not only enough produce for us but also for ALL our neighbors, friends and family. The reality is we live on a normal size lot in the middle of a city. Nevertheless, we pick buckets and buckets of pears, cherries, apples, kiwis, plums and figs. Sadly, when I make pies from our abundance the only people around to eat it….is us. We honestly do not need the extra calories so I considered not baking any more pies. Than this project developed where I could share my pies. Thirdly, for the 3rd or 4th time I’ve watched the movie “Julie and Julia”. I have always marvel at how Julie makes herself this challenge of cooking every recipe (524 to be exact) from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking." cook book all in one year. No matter her obstacles she preservers. For years I have secretly admired Julie. I’ve often wish I had the courage to do what she did. So because I don’t have enough to do in my life. Why not start a blog about something? After bouncing what seem like a million ideas I came up with this crazy project. A blog about pies. Tammy’s Pie Lab Sigh…… so my blog is about pies, pies and more pies. Here are my plans. I have picked the most unusually dessert pies I can find. As you can see this is not just a blog but also an experiment. I am going to cook one pie every week for a year. I have eight pie tasters that will critique each pie. To prevent any preconceived notions of how the pie should taste. I will withhold the pie’s name until after it is critique. Then I will post the history, the recipe, and the critiques of the pie. In addition, there will be some experiments, countless websites to explore and everything you wanted to know about pies and more.
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