Pie #2: Autumn Harvest Pie

When you feel as if everyone is judging you — in your relationships, in your profession, even the way you order coffee (note: avoid ordering a caramel macchiato at a coffee house that is not Starbucks) — it’s probably not a good idea to enter a pie baking contest. (You know, because they’re actually judging you.)

But that’s where my head is, and that’s where one of my pies is going. So I have two options: suck it up, or vent my frustration on something inanimate.

Hmmmmmmm. It’s a tough call. But, after much careful consideration, I think I’m going to go with venting.

Yes. That feels like the right choice.

This is a Martha Stewart Living recipe and so, to Martha and her paid minions, I ask, “What were you thinking?” Yes, it’s pretty pie. Yes, it has a lovely name. But the flavor is bland — fall asleep at the plate while eating bland. The filling is soupy – keep this away from small children who don’t know how to swim. And the bottom of the pie crust? Did it dissolve, or was it that pale soggy thing hidden under all the fruit?

This was a waste of time, money, and fruit.

Definitely not a good thing.

Grade: F

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Categories: desserts, Grade: F, Pies

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6 Comments on “Pie #2: Autumn Harvest Pie”

  1. October 5, 2006 at 10:02 am #

    that sucks!as much as i love martha, her recipes are soo unreliable. I sometime doubt that anyone actually recipe tests those things?? gah!

  2. October 5, 2006 at 3:35 pm #

    Well that’s a bummer.By the way I sent you an email for RRC#3.

  3. October 5, 2006 at 6:52 pm #

    i hate when stuff like that happens. hang in there.

  4. October 6, 2006 at 8:29 pm #

    But I give you an A++++ for effort!

  5. October 8, 2006 at 3:31 pm #

    Well, in L.A. we are ALL about appearances and that pie looks really beautiful. 🙂 Everybody loves food porn.

  6. October 8, 2006 at 4:26 pm #

    Are you still auditioning pies for the contest? If so this one looks good with some changes. I myself have never liked chunky apples in a pie. Food porn being what it is the slices look better. If it looks like and apple and smells like an apple, it must be a good pie. Yes?

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