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Sugar Pie

A new recipe, maybe
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Prior to today, I had encountered the phrase "sugar pie" as a term of endearment, but had never known it to be anything else. A quick Googling revealed that there indeed is such a thing (link).

Nevertheless, I have here a proposal for a Sugar Pie recipe different enough from the others that perhaps this Idea can escape an MFD. So, here goes....

For the crust of this pie, we want crystallized sugar. In school science class you may have encountered an experiment in which sugar water is allowed to evaporate, and a string suspended in the water becomes encrusted with interconnected sugar crystals.

We want to arrange things so that the whole pie pan inner surface becomes encrusted like that --not individual loose crystals, but a solid mass.

Then we fill the pie shell with cotton candy, otherwise known as "spun sugar". Some packing of the cotton candy may be appropriate to increase the mass of the Sugar Pie. You might consider using layers of different colors/flavors of cotton candy.

You may now serve it to anyone who dares desire to eat some of what is TRULY a Sugar Pie!

Vernon, Sep 15 2012

Sugar Pie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_pie
The Classic [Vernon, Sep 15 2012]

Sugar Crystal Experiment http://skywalker.co...grow/grow-sugar.htm
As mentioned in the main text, for anyone interested. [Vernon, Sep 15 2012]


       It might be easier to caramelize sugar in the pan. Or maybe add a layer of caramelized sugar over the top of the cotton candy as a top crust.   

       Now we just need to figure out how to deep fry this and we'll have a hit on our hands at the next state fair.
ytk, Sep 15 2012

       Save all the Agro. Fill the pie with loaf sugar (Sugar lumps) Mine own preference would be to cover with rum or whisky. Well. There is no law to say the sugar can't be liquid. Probably have to fight off the takers though.
Lesser Spotted Kiwi, Sep 15 2012

       If you listen carefully, you can hear a tiny pathetic crinkling sound.   

       That was your pancreas imploding.   

       Dentists would love this idea …
8th of 7, Sep 15 2012

       //Dentists would love this idea//   

       Of course they would! EVERYONE loves cotton candy!
ytk, Sep 15 2012

       My Gramma used to take the leftover bits of pastry from making regular pies, flatten it out, add a bunch of brown sugar and a dollop of butter then bake. The sugar/butter mix would liquefy then harden as it cooled. Mmmmmm.   

       I'm pretty sure it still qualifies as health food if your Gramma gives it to you.
AusCan531, Sep 15 2012

       Still a recipe though.
Phrontistery, Sep 15 2012

       Maybe not - this is more a design than a recipe. Recipies tend to involve combining several ingredients; this uses a single material.
8th of 7, Sep 15 2012

       You little sweetie you, Vernon. +
blissmiss, Sep 15 2012

       I want to spin the cotton up from the crust so that it looks like a fairy forest. Small edible bugs could be released to roam through it.
bungston, Sep 15 2012

       A recipe is a method of achieving a result.
Phrontistery, Sep 15 2012

       I would go for an icing sugar crust, cotton candy with sugar cube lumps, drizzled in caramel.   

       I once made a dish very similar, and entered it into a baking competition. Very few people managed more than the tiniest mouthful... somehow I didn't win.
mitxela, Sep 16 2012


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