Saturday, March 11, 2017

Patriotic Pie

Raw pie.  It seemed like a good decorating idea at the time.

The last time the blog had a pie was over a year ago.  It’s time to correct that.

I got apples to make a pie last week, but it didn’t happen.  Then on Thursday my son called with the happy news that he would be coming to visit for the weekend.  I girded my loins and got started on making that pie. 

Just before I put it in the oven, I had the brilliant idea to sprinkle red, white, and blue sugar on top of it.  And then, THEN I decided that it was a Miss American Pie, and that therefore I should write “Bye Bye” on it in candy letters.  Clearly, to make the candy letters stick, some egg white wash, applied sparingly, was necessary.

I never would win any prizes for pie decoration, but this one might win a prize for being the ugliest pie. The white sugar was not proper decorating sugar, so it never showed up on the finished pie.  Son said the blue sugar was green (and it is, where it was swamped with egg white).  The red color managed to bleed into any place where there was egg white.  And the candy letters burned.

Oh, my.  Ugly pie.

It looks rather bruised and damaged, but it is still as American as apple pie.  It will be gone by tomorrow.


Angie said...

I think it is quite beautiful, in a quirky kind of way.

smalltownme said...

I love it.

Maureen Profeta said...

I think you nailed it! Bet it was delicious too.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I bet it didn't last long--it looks pretty cool, actually.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It looks good to me, and considering the state of our nation right now, a little ugliness is to be expected.

(You win the prize for actually making a pie. I looked at the ingredients the other day and kept my feet up on the sofa instead.)