The pies, about to go in the oven
|Pumpkin custard pie (L); Perfect pumpkin pie (R)|
The pies, fresh from the oven
|Perfect pumpkin pie (L); Pumpkin custard pie (R)|
There will be a “Pie: Pt. 3” post after the sweet whipped cream is whipped, and we decide which pie we like better. “Why is everything a competition?” you may be asking. Because competitions are “critical reviews,” says Mr. Big Food.
Miss M. called this morning to tell me she has a new-found respect for me. And she also understands why there was so much cussin’ and swearing coming from the kitchen when I was making pie crust. She started cussin’ after the first five seconds with her crust. The one I made for these pies, something like “Classic Crisco Crust,” was pretty easy to deal with. I even managed to get the fluting around the entire pie.
Miss M., a vegan, had to make some substitutions in her recipe. Margarine for butter.
I remember calling my mom when I was learning stuff.