Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Crust:     5 – This is how crust should be! Light, flaky, not too thick.
Filling:    1 – Holy Raisins! The combination of raisins and tangy custard was not doing it                           for me. The meringue was good though but not enough to hide what was                                 underneath.
Overall:  1 – I can’t get over the quantity of raisins and the strange flavor combination.

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Crust:    The crust was great- it was flakey and light.
Filling:   It had a super sweet taste and the custard filling had a vinegar, metallic taste to                    me!!  I didn’t like the soft custard with the gushy raisins.
Overall: Ok overall I would not feed this to Any animal!!
When I first saw the pie I was excited to try it.  I like raisins and it was visually appealing. I took my first bite and immediately did not like it!   Yuck!!  I could hardly finish me bite.   The meringue on top had a different look but it tasted just fine.  I love meringue!!  

Crust:    4 good 
Filling:   2 started as a one but worked its way up to a two.
Overall  2

rust:    5
Filling:   2
Overall: 3
This is the gooey goodness I expect but wow, raisins! I like raisins but having so many was overpowering and super sweet. Excellent crunchy crust and meringue. The spices in it made me think of an oatmeal raisin cookie dropped into a gooey pie. Good idea but too cloying for me.

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Crust:    5  beautiful crispy delicious 
Filling    2  So sweet that it was almost more a sensation than a flavor.  It overpowered                            every other aspect; wow, too sweet.
Overall 2

Crust:    5  Slightly sweet, with a flaky, crispy texture
Filling:   2  Where do I begin? The custard had an odd tangy flavor. Custard is usually my
favorite, but it gave me acid indigestion.   There were too many raisins for my                        taste.
Overall: 2 Honestly, the best part of the pie was the crust.
There was this delightful brown sugar meringue was a nice change and I will use it again.
There is no modifying this pie enough to actually make it work. Sorry it is totally a thumbs down for me.
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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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