Whoever coined the phrase, "easy as pie?"
Pie is NOT easy!
Pie is difficult! Pie requires patience, time, money, knowledge!!!!!
I have had so many failures with pie, I could cry!
(well, I have actually cried!)
My father adored apple pie. I will never recover from the experience I had when I attempted
to make Martha's Mile High Apple Pie!
I was a Martha follower so whatever she said, I did!
I made this pie for my dear father and when I pulled it out of the oven, it was the most
magnificent pie you had ever seen!
I immediately took it over to my parents' home and my father ceremoniously cut the pie
the crust was way up here.....
and the pie itself was way down there.....
what a disappointment!
I had filled that pie with every apple slice on the east coast!
There is no way those apples could have shrunk down that much!
That was a most humiliating, demoralizing, well, just plain awful day!!!!
It was also the day I realized that PIE IS NOT EASY!!!!!
I have made pies that have turned out perfectly. Others have had a "raw" center crust.
Others have had a "shrunken" crust. I could go on and on......
but, my main conclusion is that PIE IS NOT EASY!