March 20, 2010

On pies, again.

Posted in Baking tagged , , at 9:53 am by Dani

Just a quick update on pie-making. I made another apple pie today. The person who sent me the “mama burndt’s recipe” and I had made a deal previously: he gave me the recipe and in exchange I’d make it for him next time he was in town. Which was tonight.

I used the same recipe as last time, and this time I measured the spices used (more or less.) Final tally: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and a shake of all-spice. The flavor was good, but it was pointed out to me that it could have used more apple. This is a valid point, though I think it might a matter of personal preference. I like more crust in my pie-to-crust ratio, but perhaps the more crowd-pleasing pie would be higher in filling.

It should also be noted that this time the apples happened to be not-so-juicy, so I added about 1/4 cup of naked apple juice and this worked fine.