How You Like Dem Apples?


February 27th, 2010 10:04 PM -05

I made my first apple pie this afternoon:

AHAHAHAHA  Yeah right…like I could ever do that, let alone on my first attempt.  Here’s mine:

I used a simple recipe:  Granny Smiths, flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ready made pie crusts.   It turned out surprisingly well thanks to my extra special ingredient: booze.  Calvados to be exact.

Paula Deen’s schtick is extolling buttery goodness.   I agree.  Butter does make it better, but booze makes it best.

Wouldn’t that make a fabulous Food Network show?  I could beer batter, rum flambe and vodka infuse all sorts of things.  And when Bobby Flay comes to throw down, I’d cook him under the table.

Just think of all the advertising dollars a show like that would attract.  Alcohol producers would pour in product placement bucks.   Then the wine stain remover companies would sweep in, followed closely behind by pain reliever makers.  (Ya know, for when the booze just doesn’t quite make it into the mixing bowl)

I realize there are recovery advocates and religious sects who may protest, but they’ll get over it.

Besides, the alcohol cooks out unless you do it right.

3 Responses to “How You Like Dem Apples?”

  1. Season says:

    Nooooooooooooo! You can’t just use GS! You need at least 2-3 varieties of apples! The pie tastes so much better that way!

    I’m interested in the booze pie though…

  2. Heather says:

    Please let me show you how to make an apple pie….with crust from scratch 🙂
    I do like the alcohol additive 😀 I made homemade sourdough bread from my own starter today.

  3. tara says:

    Season, but Granny Smith are my faves – they’re the only apples I really like! Besides, I’m sure there’s some variety in the Calvados! 😉

    Heather, I don’t have the patience for scratch. 😉

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