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Cheesecake - is it a pie or cake?

MannimarMannimar Member Posts: 973
edited April 2015 in The Universal Membrane

Cheesecake - is it a pie or cake? 48 votes

It's a cake, idiot.
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TectonAntidasMannimarKyrraJakiroMelodieRuthKryptonAepasBereneneVerruchtDaeirAlcinaeMaelMorthifCarmellCidusiiJukilianJinsunRohai 28 votes
It's obviously a pie.
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TrillianaTreyHalosShunsuiTaelShirszaeDortheronAustereElazarMeradorTibithaJeslynAereidhna 13 votes
Sarapis just wants to confuse us.
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SarapisAradorTharvisJonathinDakloreSanekSarathai 7 votes
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  • MannimarMannimar Member Posts: 973
    It's a cake, idiot.

    This delicious goodness.... 


    MultonTrilliana
  • KayeilKayeil Washington StateMember Posts: 2,824 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a custard tart in a pie crust.
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

    TrillianaBlujixapugXithAmunet
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    You make it in a cake pan, not a pie tin. Duh, much?
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  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,295 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    My mom made hers in pie tins.

    Trilliana
  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    It's even more obvious than that. It's in the name. It's cheeseCAKE. Not cheesePIE. 
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  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    Meh, naming convention is not always reliable. "Headcheese" is not cheese, "sweetbread" is not bread.
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  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,374 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2015
    Obviously needs new cooking design.
    ' a delicious '
    TrillianaAereidhnaMannimarShirszae
  • CidusiiCidusii ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean Member Posts: 345 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    Does it have eggs in it? If no, it is a pie. If yes, are the eggs fried or scrambled or otherwise pre-cooked? If no, it is a cake. If yes, it is a pie. If you find an exception to this rule, keep it in your pants.
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  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cheesecake is a baked custard. It is not a cake.

    It is arguably similar to what Americans call pie, which is a tart crust with some kind of sweet filling, with an open top, usually baked (eg. key lime pie, pumpkin pie). I don't know if this terminology is some kind of cultural rebellion against French/European patisserie, because the rest of the world calls these things 'tarts' (and uses the metric system).

    Cheesecake is cheesecake.
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    Tael
  • TaelTael Member Posts: 1,197 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited April 2015
    It's obviously a pie.
    If forced to make a binary choice between cake or pie, it's pretty clearly more a pie than a cake.

    In reality, I wouldn't normally call it either - it is neither a cake nor a pie. It is a strong, independent dessert that doesn't need to participate in your small-minded binary system of labels.

    And @Cidusii, there are plenty of pies with eggs in them. I'm not keeping them in my pants.
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  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    My go-to pie recipe uses 4 eggs.
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  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    @Blujixapug ;Not all cheesecakes are baked.
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  • EllodinEllodin HawaiiMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 951 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    they are on 4/20
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  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Berenene said:
    Blujixapug Not all cheesecakes are baked.
    Those are just imitators!

    I started researching this, but it made me want to make a cheesecake so I had to stop :/ Actually I think I have everything to make tiramisu...
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  • CidusiiCidusii ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean Member Posts: 345 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    Tael said:
    If forced to make a binary choice between cake or pie, it's pretty clearly more a pie than a cake.

    In reality, I wouldn't normally call it either - it is neither a cake nor a pie. It is a strong, independent dessert that doesn't need to participate in your small-minded binary system of labels.

    And @Cidusii, there are plenty of pies with eggs in them. I'm not keeping them in my pants.
    Keep it in your pants! Great place to store secret pies until they burn.

    In Kiwiland pies mostly contain meat (sometimes with pre-cooked egg like bacon and egg pies) or fruit. What are these pies with eggs in them! And how many can you fit in your pants? :open_mouth: 
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    Cidusii said:

    What are these pies with eggs in them! 
    Crack pie, a.k.a. The Best Pie:

    http://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-crackpierec11-2010feb11-story.html
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  • DakloreDaklore ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent Member Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Sarapis just wants to confuse us.
    Mmmm... cheesecake.
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  • AradorArador Member Posts: 1,696 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis just wants to confuse us.
    Frozen cheesecake is a tart. Baked cheesecake can be a cake. There are thousands of variations on the dessert with some form of cheese being the only common ingredient. There are variations with eggs, with gelatine with heavy cream, you name it. It would never be considered a pie anywhere but America where the word pie is used for tarts and even pizza. 

  • RuthRuth SingaporeMember Posts: 2,700 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2015
    It's a cake, idiot.
    Are we talking about the type where an entire wheel of cheese is the cake. Because a wheel of Mozzarella melted on a biscuit base would be good thanks
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  • NicaaraNicaara ✭✭✭ - Distinguished Member Posts: 84 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited April 2015
    All other pies go in pie crusts. Cheesecake gets its own special springform pan into which you pat graham cracker crumbs into the bottom. Not a cake, not a pie. It is its very own realm of blissful delight. 

    Also if the cheesecake is not baked, that cheesecake is a lie. 
  • SenaSena Member Posts: 3,957 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Graham cracker crusts are used for a lot of different pies (or tarts or whatever else you want to call them), and cheesecake can be made with a lot of different crusts, there's no special relationship between the two.
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    Yeah, key lime pie, lemon meringue pie, etc. all use a graham cracker crust...

    I have never used a springform pan to make cheesecake. Too easy. You ain't no boss baker unless you can make your cheesecake in a normal cake pan, then invert and plate it without destroying the cake or its graham cracker crust.
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  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cidusii said:
    Tael said:
    If forced to make a binary choice between cake or pie, it's pretty clearly more a pie than a cake.

    In reality, I wouldn't normally call it either - it is neither a cake nor a pie. It is a strong, independent dessert that doesn't need to participate in your small-minded binary system of labels.

    And @Cidusii, there are plenty of pies with eggs in them. I'm not keeping them in my pants.
    Keep it in your pants! Great place to store secret pies until they burn.

    In Kiwiland pies mostly contain meat (sometimes with pre-cooked egg like bacon and egg pies) or fruit. What are these pies with eggs in them! And how many can you fit in your pants? :open_mouth: 
    Pecan pie would be my go-to example of a pie with eggs in it. I don't know how many would fit in my pants, and I don't intend to find out. 
    Cidusii
  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,796 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's obviously a pie.
    Ruth said:
    Are we talking about the type where an entire wheel of cheese is the cake. Because a wheel of Mozzarella melted on a biscuit base would be good thanks
    Like, I can't decide if that's great or fear-inducing. On the one hand mozzarella on a biscuit might be good. But I think the resulting coronary disease might kill you with that.

  • XithXith Member Posts: 2,602 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cidusii said:
    Does it have eggs in it? If no, it is a pie. If yes, are the eggs fried or scrambled or otherwise pre-cooked? If no, it is a cake. If yes, it is a pie. If you find an exception to this rule, keep it in your pants.
    I got in trouble the last time I put dessert in my pants.

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  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Trey said:
    Ruth said:
    Are we talking about the type where an entire wheel of cheese is the cake. Because a wheel of Mozzarella melted on a biscuit base would be good thanks
    Like, I can't decide if that's great or fear-inducing. On the one hand mozzarella on a biscuit might be good. But I think the resulting coronary disease might kill you with that.


    But is it a cake? Or a pie?

    I guess it kind of looks like a creampie
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  • KyrraKyrra AustraliaMember Posts: 4,861 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's a cake, idiot.
    Trey said:
    Ruth said:
    Are we talking about the type where an entire wheel of cheese is the cake. Because a wheel of Mozzarella melted on a biscuit base would be good thanks
    Like, I can't decide if that's great or fear-inducing. On the one hand mozzarella on a biscuit might be good. But I think the resulting coronary disease might kill you with that.


    But is it a cake? Or a pie?

    I guess it kind of looks like a creampie
    That looks like a wheel of camembert or brie and now I have cravings for cheese :(
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  • NicaaraNicaara ✭✭✭ - Distinguished Member Posts: 84 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Kyrra said:
    Trey said:
    Ruth said:
    Are we talking about the type where an entire wheel of cheese is the cake. Because a wheel of Mozzarella melted on a biscuit base would be good thanks
    Like, I can't decide if that's great or fear-inducing. On the one hand mozzarella on a biscuit might be good. But I think the resulting coronary disease might kill you with that.


    But is it a cake? Or a pie?

    I guess it kind of looks like a creampie
    That looks like a wheel of camembert or brie and now I have cravings for cheese :(
    It's pastry-wrapped brie. It would be delicious, if brie didn't taste like.... things.

    I'll just stick with cream cheese, thanks.
  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I think it's just a brie in its rind, no pastry. I googled "baked brie" and that was one of the more food porny results. Might be maple syrup on top, beneath the pecans - looks too thin to be brown sugar, and you wouldn't imagine it would be balsamic.

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  • NicaaraNicaara ✭✭✭ - Distinguished Member Posts: 84 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I think it's just a brie in its rind, no pastry. I googled "baked brie" and that was one of the more food porny results. Might be maple syrup on top, beneath the pecans - looks too thin to be brown sugar, and you wouldn't imagine it would be balsamic.

    Well that just makes it nastier.
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