Well, it turns out cousin Debi and I are both pretty awesome at baking pies.
I made another one of the Martha Stewart spiced apple pies, that I tested out the other day. This time, if I may toot my own horn, I NAILED it. The pastry was perfect and I tented it with foil to prevent the crust from getting too brown.
On to the taste test.
Uncle Arnie also loved the pie, and had a little friend that was watching him the whole time. That’s Andrew in the background eating a piece of lemon, and apparently enjoying it tremendously. Where’s the loyalty? :)
Ellie was looking on with her best “I’m starving” face, but dogs don’t like pie.
Jersey would have loved her mama’s apple pie, but her mama was too paranoid that Jersey was going to scratch Debi’s new dark hardwood floors so she hung out outside.
Now, here’s my question to all you pie bakers.
Does your pastry have lard or butter? Mine (well, Martha’s) had butter and Debi’s recipe (from the Tenderflake box) had lard. Both tasted awesome. What’s the difference?