Is Cheesecake classified as a pie or cake? (with poll)

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  1. K1052

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    This is a topic of much debate between two of my friends, usually when they are high.
     
  2. Qaabus

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    Or as cheese?
     
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    Pie = dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
     
  7. NuclearFusi0n

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    It's not a cake. The structure is provided by coagulated egg protein, making it a custard pie.

    Period.

    end of story.
     
  8. Schadenfroh

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    where is that pie video that gets posted
     
  9. K1052

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    That argument has been put forth, but deemed lacking.

    Ex. You park on a driveway. You drive on a parkway.
     
  10. NuclearFusi0n

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    There's no starch in cheesecake. It can't be a cake, by definition.
     
  11. ndee

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    It's called CheeseCAKE and not CheesePIE.
     
  12. xcript

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    Stolen from here:
     
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    neither really....it's classified as a dessert. But if I had to pick, I'd say pie.
     
  15. NuclearFusi0n

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    from good eats:
    SCENE 2
    The Kitchen Table

    GUEST: The King (Elvis)

    I'd be willing to bet that 9 out of 10 cheesecake failures stem from the fact that cooks expect cheesecake to act like cake. Why wouldn't they? After all it is cheese-cake. But suppose that we could ask for an impartial analysis from someone who'd never even heard of cheesecake. Say, for instance an alien making his first trip to planet earth. [camera pans to Elvis] That does explain a few things, doesn't it?

    AB: Um, King. What's that?
    TK: That there is pie.

    Pie. See what I mean?

    AB: What kind of pie would you say?
    TK: Huunh. That would require further analysis.
    AB: Well, please be my guest.
    TK: [takes pie and we hear slurping, burping sounds as if pie is eaten in one bite]
    Seeing as how the structural matrix is composed of egg proteins I'd say that's a
    [sniff] custard pie.

    AB: Custard pie. Thank you. Thank you very much.
    TK: [vanishes]

    The King has left the planet.
    Think about it. Aside, of course, from the crust a basic cheesecake only contains some sugar, vanilla, eggs and dairy. It's a custard no matter how you cut it. In fact the only real difference between a cheese cake and a cream pie is that most of the dairy of acheesecake comes in the form of a soft, smooth, tangy, cow's milk cheese containing no less than 33 percent milk fat and no more than 55 percent moisture known far and wide as cream cheese.
     
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    Cheesecake is cheesecake. It has cheese, right? So, the cake part must be right too.

    If you want pie, there is cheesecake pie.
     
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    STOP SAYING CAKE, YOU FOOLS. #)(%*W#$
     
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    Thats just a sinister plot to trick you
     
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    Cake, cake , cake, cake..........

    :p
     
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    I agree.. therefore it HAS to be cake!
    I cant believe it's not pie! :p
     
  25. xcript

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    A peanut is neither a pea nor a nut. And yet..