Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cheesy desserts: Leaving the ice cream in the freezer

We tend to associate cheese with more savory dishes such as pizza and nachos, but there are some desserts that call for cheese, such as cheesecake and tiramisu. And then there are the concoctions that make us scratch our heads and think, How on earth can that be good? But if there's anything I like more than blogging about cheese, it's cheese dishes that make us think outside of the box.

Fudge is tasty, but will adding Velveeta cheese make it even better? Paula Deen seems to think so (which I must say I find completely unsurprising), and she's not the only one given the number of different online stores I found that sell the, um, delicacy.

NOTCOT.com recently had a feature on apple pie with cheese à la mode, which you can order at Mel's Drive-In. As you can see from the photo, it looks like a regular slive of apple pie but with what looks to be melted Cheddar on top. According to the adventurous diner (the writer, not Mel's), the cheese flavor is not as overwhelming as one would think. I might just have to try this the next time I come across Mel's in San Francisco.

Finally, the last cheesy dessert for today is Apple-Gruyère pie. The concept is pretty similar to the other pie, but this is really just an excuse to post a picture of Chuck from the whimsical show Pushing Daisies. Chuck is a cheese enthusiast who bakes these special pies for her shut-in aunts, but what they don't know is that she also laces them with anti-depressants in the hopes that they'll find the desire to leave their house once in a while. That, and the fact that she came back to life after having drowned while on a cruise ship, all thanks to her childhood friend who has the ability to resurrect the dead. Yeah, it's complicated.

4 comments:

Dana McCauley said...

Not to mention, cheesecake, cheese Danishes, tiramisu....all cheese enhanced desserts as well.

KC said...

I don't think I would be willing to try either of those cheesy desserts...

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...cheesey desserts sound like fun!

Stacy said...

Do they still have "Pushing Daisies" on the air? And I tried cheese ice cream in the Philippines. It was weird, but not too bad! =D