Does anyone else experience a philosophical struggle with these iconic desserts?
OK. Maybe that is a little heavy handed. We aren’t, after all, discussing invidual liberty v. the good of the group are we? My point is…I wonder how much I should be deviating from the recipe. If I start to make apple pie and decide to disregard a few of Dorie’s suggestions because ‘I know the way we like it,’ it really isn’t her apple pie, is it? It’s my apple pie and shouldn’t I be attempting her apple pie? Isn’t that the point?
Well, apparently, I didn’t feel very strongly about that argument because I skipped a couple of things. I didn’t have tapioca so I went with cornstarch. I either don’t add citrus to my fruit pies or reduce it substantially — I always think the lemon flavor is too pronounced. I probably would have added some zest here for experiment’s sake but I didn’t have a lemon Sunday night. and it was Sunday night or bust for the pie.
I did everything else (including adding a few crushed Scooby snacks for the graham crackers) and the pie was deliciouso! I made a mini in a 6in. springform because I made these brownies Saturday and there is only so much dessert I can be tempted by at once.
Dorie’s recipe is at Sandmuffin. Happy Halloween everyone!
next week: peanuttiest blondies. the tyranny of the apple has ended. 🙂