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Pie Hole - Orange, CA

Pie Hole - Orange, CA

Sweet Pies

 

 


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This Key Lime Pie is great and one of the top 5 I have ever had in custard flavor!

Now for the details,

The frosting was separated and was grainy with lots of liquid around it and had no flavor.

The crust is crisp with a noticeable brown sugar presence and taste. The is not much of a graham cracker taste. It is thick and does hold up to the filling but also lacks flavor.

The filling has a deep lime taste through out. It is sour livening a dry feeling in the back of your mouth. It is creamy and velvety with no taste but the lime. It is firm but still pliable and was cooked and set perfectly. 

I do not think it was make with key lime but regular lime.


The Strawberry Rhubarb is more rhubarb then strawberry. 

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The filling is tart with chunks of rhubarb through out but no strawberry. There is a big note of citrus juice like of lemon. There was no noticeable strawberries in this at all and could have used it to cut the tartness. 

The crust is doughy with not any real flakes on it. It s very buttery and does not taste like it was cooked through. 

*I really liked this do to the fact it was not sweet but tart and mostaly Rhubarb*

 


 Arnold Palmer Hand Pie

Arnold Palmer Hand Pie

The pie is a good size with a brown caramel sugar topping and a lemon curd filling.

The combination is a good but the dough is to much with the filling needed to be more.

There is a tart note from the dough with give I griddy finish and needing some water.

 To me there is no resemblance to a Arnold Palmer and a disappointment


  Guava and Cream Cheese Hand Pie

Guava and Cream Cheese Hand Pie

 This pie uses guava jelly on one side and cream cheese on another side of the pie. 

The jelly is tart with the quintessential guava flavor but you can tell there is more sugar or high fructose corn syrup the guava in it. 

The cheese is sweet and is much like a blintz filling with an icing consistency. Together they meld together well together blending toe sweet and tart.  

The dough for the pie is really buttery and flakey

This pie would be better if they mix the filling together rather then separating them


 Strawberry Lavender Hand Pie

Strawberry Lavender Hand Pie

This pie is made with strawberry jam and have a lavender frosting.

The strawberry is a jelly that is overly sweet. There is no chunks of strawberry in this at all and a big disappointment.

The lavender is only in the frosting and does help cut the sweetness of the strawberry but it is still so sweet along with the lavender is in flowers so there a crunch when to me should have been in a powder and incorporated through out the pie. 


  Mom's Double Crust Cherry Pie

Mom's Double Crust Cherry Pie

This pie is made with cherries, cherry jam and thats all.

The crust is doughy with a great flakey texture.

The Cherries are sweet with a jam made I am guessing from the juice making it tart.  

The whole pie is filled with whole cherries and some are over cooked and some under making a nice aray of textures and flavors of cherry. 

Together the jam and the whole cherries become slightly sour but in the best kind of way.

The top of the pie crust is covered in corse sugar giving the added texture with a crunch.


The blueberries are sweet and there are a few tart ones with a subtle slice note through out like of all spice.

The blueberries have a consistency more of a marmalade and the juice is very smooth like jello feel.

The crust is flakey and very buttery but still there is a dry note and is sour also in the dough.

This is always a crowd pleaser but this one is missing the acidity like of lemon that is much needed to cut the sweetness.

 Earl Grey Pie

Earl Grey Pie

This pie is made with an Earl Grey tea infused white chocolate mousse with a layer of dark chocolate ganache and topped with house made whipped cream and pistachios.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Savory Pies 

 

 Mac n' Cheese

Mac n' Cheese

The noodles are firm

the cheese is sharp and grainy  

the rough is flakey and dry

the  bottom is greasy and oily 

 

 

 


 Rosted Veggie & Feta

Rosted Veggie & Feta

This savory pie is made with Brussel sprouts, golden beets, mushrooms, cauliflower, pees. 

First off this pie is spicy and has way to much spices making them over powering the whole pie.

The brussel sprouts are mostly the leaf that is peppery as it should be along with a whole one that is more steamed then added.

The mushrooms are over cooked and a little chewy with a leather like texture

The cauliflower is cooked very well thinking its most likely steamed then blanched then roasted so it keeps the texture and stays firm.

The feta is firm and does not melt. It does gather all the spice and when eating it makes your mouth burn then get dry fast. 

This would be a good pie if they could execute it well but as of now it should be fixed and not sould out to the public. 

 


 

 

 

 

Thai Spoon - Highland, California

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