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So I made a pie... Take 2!
Oct 27 2008 12:17PM

Well, the 2nd pie came out much better!!!!
I am glad i had the opportunity to make my first pie, taste test it, and make a few changes to the 2nd pie.

So for the 2nd pie, I cut down the sugar which made a remarkable difference! Also, when you mix the ingrediants with the apples, it creates this syrupy juice, which we had dumped into the first pie. Bad move!
Looks like dumping that juice into the pie causes it to be a runny mess when you cut into it. So, naturally, for pie number 2, although tempting, I did avoid pouring the juice into the pie.The result: no runny mess!
A success!

So here is my rating:

Crust: didn't change a thing to the pie crust recipe... although this time around i struggled getting the crust into the pie plate. it took me 3 tries... arrrrhhhhh!!

The filling: Great!! This pie had the right amount of sweetness and no runny mess!
The only thing I would change next time are the kind of apples I use. I think the granny smith apples are too tart.You can def. tell the difference between biting into a granny smith slice vs. the braebum slice in the pie.

Appearance: a little on the amateur side but looks good enough to present at the dinner table. Certanly not good enough to present to a panel of judges.

Overall: B+
Next time, I'll change the apples, experiment with a different crust recipe, and really work on presentation.

a picture will be posted soon....

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So I made a pie...
Oct 26 2008 8:19AM

ok! I did it! Well, we did it! My husband played Sous chef and we made an apple pie together with the apples we picked last weekend!
I made my own pie crust which surprisingly was very easy to make!
I used the pie crust recipe found on the back of the crisco vegetable shortening can. Vegetable shortening btw, doubles as a great hand moisturizer!
Anyway, while the pie dough was chilling in the fridge, we started slicing and peeling the apples. Gosh, apple pie filling is so freakin easy to make too!! This little pie making aspiration of mine is def. feasible! I decided that i will make a pumpkin pie from scratch for Thanksgiving, a flourless chocolate cake ( ok so not a pie) for Christmas, and a blueberry pie for 4th of July.

Well, the result of my first apple pie:

the crust- pretty darn good.
i thought it was going to be a disaster because as we were rolling it out, it didnt seem to have the right consistency. we kept flouring the rolling pin because pieces of the dough were hanging onto the pin but somehow we rolled it flat and got it onto the pie plate in one piece... phew!!

the filling: good but too sweet/sugary and alot of the juices spilled out when we cut the first slice.
That's the beauty of apple pie. you just gotta keep playing around with the ingredients till you get it right. i used 6 cups of thinly sliced granny smith and braebum apples. could it be that mixing apples were not a good idea? could it be the mixing of these two particular apples were not good combo?? or perhaps i should cut down the sugar.
not sure what made the filling too sugary or why a lot of the pie goodness aka the juice came running out. we did wait an hour before slicing...

Overall rating: B/B-

Unfortunately, i do not have a pictureChat Icon but i am making one more pie in just a few minutes for my mom.
hopefully we have the camera in the house somewhere otherwise, it will have to remain a memory in my head.

ok, off to the kitchen!! i will cut down on the sugar this time since i will be using the same apples as yesterday's pie...

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So I want to be a pie maker...
Sep 25 2008 3:00PM

I am in a HUGE baking mood lately!! Have I baked a single thing as of yet? No, but I intend to!! Maybe it's the pregnancy hormones cause all I can think about is baking wholesome delicious pies! Cherry pie, blueberry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie!! I want to bake them all! and from scratch!! I am talking about getting out a rolling pin and making my own crust!- which reminds me, I need to buy a rolling pin stat!!

i want to go all the way with this. I want to be known as the person that bakes those delicious pies!!

i want my family and friends to count on me to always come to their holiday dinner parties with a pie in tow!

i'll be going apple picking soon, so naturally my first pie will be apple!! Stand by for a blog and some pics!!

We'll see how long this pie making phase lasts...

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