Cheesecake takes it!!! YES!!!
Not that I thought Cheesecake should be in the mix in the first place, but since it WAS, I’m happy it won.
But I do understand, as with many issues of great import, that there is bound to be dissension over the outcome. I’m sorry to any Red Velvet Cake fans, but no way could it reign supreme over Cheesecake.
HOWEVER, there is no cookbook in the world, no recipe list, no ranking of great desserts ANYWHERE that puts Cheesecake in the pie category!
The Selection Committee maintains that a key ingredient in any Cheesecake is a crusty base. Moreover, it does not rise. Cakes, generally speaking, rise. But the crust factor is inarguable. Cheesecake is a Pie, and Pie wins.
Like the Supreme Court ruling on pornography, maybe I can’t say exactly what a pie is, but I know it when I see it and Cheesecake isn’t one!