Song Info (from Beatlesongs):”Honey Pie” is on the White Album, and was 100% written by McCartney. Nobody in the group had much to say about this one.
Lisa Loeb has the right idea, I think. When faced with two choices, try to take them both. But some times it isn’t practical or advisable or not-rude.
For the most part, I’m a “cake guy.” I’m a dessert guy overall, but in the hierarchy, I rank cake above pie. That’s just in general, of course. There are some pies I like above some cakes, and even some cakes I don’t really like at all. But if you offer me cake or pie, I’m usually going to go with cake.
That said, there are some pies I get a hankering for every so often. My all-time favorite pie is Oatmeal Pecan Pie, which is so good that it deserves the capital letters. I was introduced to this pie at The Upper Krust, and I look for it every time I’m back there. It’s basically a pecan pie (which are my second favorite kinds of pies) with oatmeal mixed in. It cuts the sweetness of the syrup a bit, and it is just wonderful. I haven’t had a piece in years, but I still imagine it every so often. Someone made me one a few years ago (4, I think) on my birthday, and it was very good. I keep thinking I will get a recipe and try it myself some day. In fact, I have some pecans in my freezer right this moment (Texas pecans, even), and I think they are destined to become an Oatmeal Pecan Pie one of these days. I need an occasion, I think. As much as I know I could eat the whole thing myself, I don’t think I should. I like my pecan pies cold. Most restaurants serve it either hot or room temperature, and neither is okay by me.
Officially, my second-favorite pie is lemon cream. I say “officially” because there are a lot of times I’m actually more in a mood for lemon cream than for pecan pie. You know how it is, certain foods fit certain moods. Lemon cream pie is more of an all-moods kind of pie than pecan is. If you’re looking for a good version, try out your local Perkins. They’ve got a very smooth and rich lemon cream pie. One of the decisions I got to make for the upcoming wedding was the dessert for the rehearsal dinner… and they just happen to have a lemon cream pie at the place we’re holding it. I did not get to try a sample, unfortunately, so it’s a bit of a gamble, but I’ve had more good lemon cream pies than bad, so I have high hopes. Sorry, those of you who are coming to the rehearsal dinner and don’t like lemon cream pies. Perhaps I can eat your pieces, too. Bring some Oreos, I guess.
I’d never heard of sugar creme pie until I moved to Indiana. It’s apparently the state pie? Unofficially, maybe. It reminds me a lot of pecan pie, if someone scraped all the pecans off the top of it. It is served either warm or cold and, really, either is fine. Do yourself a favor, though, and never ever ever have it room temperature. Room temperature sugar creme pie is a bit too phlegm-like for anyone’s good.
I don’t really care for fruit pies (most people don’t count lemon cream in the fruit category, which I think is a ripoff), not even apple. I can eat apple pies, but I prefer not to. I still like hot dogs and some Chevrolets, though, so my American-ness is not in question.
For those of you hoping this song title would lead to a discussion of pi instead, I’m sorry to have disappointed you.