I’ve had this huge hankering for homemade apple pie lately. This is about the time every year when my mom and I get together and kick out a couple homemade pies using her recipe. And let me tell you, these are the best apple pies!!
Well, I’m not going to see mom until next month and my hankerin’ for apple pie just could not wait. So, while grocery shopping today, I went ahead and picked up a 3# bag of granny smith apples. Then before church tonight, while making dinner, I also whipped up a quick pie disc for the fridge.
So, I get the dough rolled out and I realize that my pie pan is HUGE! Like feed a small village HUGE. In fact, it takes all but two of the apples from bag I just bought to fill it. By the way, the boys LOVE cranking the apple peeler-corer-slicer contraption. I add the topping, move the pie to the oven, and send the kids to bed.
I asked him several times what was wrong, but got no answer. So, broke a piece off and tried it. Oh. My. Goodness. It was like eating a salt lick. Seriously. We had to spit it out and go directly for a drink… and then another drink. Then we got another drink.
I checked the original recipe, then checked the scratch paper that I wrote my own measurements on. See, since my pie pan was SO big, I wanted the recipe times 1.5. Somewhere in my conversion, I took the original 1/4 teaspoon measurement for salt, multiplied it by 1.5 and came up with 6 tablespoons….y’know, the spoon with the capital T. And that stands for trouble.
We just had to laugh, but I was dissapointed. I though maybe I could at least eat the top half of the apples and the topping, almost like a crisp, but the salt seemed to have permeated the whole lot. It’s bad. And it’s sad. And mommy has to tell two little boys that the pie they made didn’t turn out and they will have to eat Froot Loops instead of apple pie for breakfast like I promised them.
Oh well… I guess we all have our failed cooking or baking stories, right? I would would love to say that this is my only one, but that is SO not true. I would also LOVE to hear about your food flops. Write me a comment and share…. make me feel better.