Sunday, May 4, 2008

Fruit Pies -- It's Mostly In The Presentation

Even before we put food in our mouths, our brains have already made up about 90 percent of their minds whether or not they will like something. Smell has something to do with it, but what matters most of all is looks or the presentation.

So today I am sharing with you
some photos from Flickr's public files to show you how important presentation is and to give you some inspiration for easy fruit pies to use this summer's bounty. For my own Strawberry Cream Pie, click here.

Would you want to eat these? It's really quite easy and only requires a bit of patience to align the fruits. Basically they are all the same: the shell, the cream and the fruit, but look at all the variations simply because of the artistry of the designs. You'll never bring the same pie to a potluck twice!

These beautiful presentations will work for you too! Just by assembling fruit, you will get all the oohs and aahs every time.

For this week's theme, if you want to know what does NOT work for me, it is corn syrup! It is highly dangerous and studies have even linked it to DEATH!! Read my DOESN'T Work For Me Wednesday post to find out more, and I have two much healthier and tastier options too.

This post is entered in Mercedes' Scrumptious Sunday. Be sure to see everybody else's pies!
This post is entered in Works For Me Wednesday. Be sure to see everybody else's tips.


  1. Presentation indeed! These are beautiful! What a lot of time and effort you put in. Yes, my mouth has made up its mind, it wants that one and that one and....

  2. These pies look fantastic and scrumptious! You're right: it would take some patience and a little time to make these with ease! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week! Now I am wanting Peach Cobbler and fruit pies. I am craving fruit this morning. Not sure what we are having today-*crossing fingers: hope it is fruit*. You can check mine out here.

    Have a great day!

  3. These are sooo beauty Joy!!! xGloria

  4. Oh they are GLORIOUS! Thanks so much for sharing these pies and the beautiful pictures. You are an artist!

  5. Your pies are very beautifully decorated! Thanks but no thanks for making me drool LOL J/K Thanks for stopping by, Joy!

  6. those look fantastic! yup, i'd love to eat them!!!

  7. OMG! You're definitely killing me with these pies! Beautiful. I'd eat the whole thing! :D Thanks for sharing.

    Scattered, Smothered & Covered in Chocolate:

  8. I just *love* those heart-shaped strawberries! Makes my mouth water just looking at them.


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