A Recipe for a Yummy (if slightly disastrous) Dinner from The Conscious Shopper
SERVES: a family
COST: Priceless experience
1 batch of Chocolate Crinkle cookies
1 Pumpkin Gingersnap pie for inspiration
1 disagreement about the potential tastiness of a caramel apple pie with chocolate crinkle crust
1 lazy Sunday afternoon
2 good helpers (and 1 to watch football with Daddy)
lots of butter and sugar
- Crush Chocolate Crinkle cookies. Add walnuts and melted butter according to the Pumpkin Gingersnap pie recipe.
- Bake at 325 for 10 minutes. Realize that you probably shouldn't have added the butter.
- Core and peel lots of apples. Mix with lots of butter and sugar. Assign helpers to stir.
- Discover that you have too many apples for a pie plate.
- Spoon pie crust into a cake pan. Pour apple mixture on top.
- Bake at 450 for 15 minutes according to a recipe for caramel apple pie. Realize that you probably should have left that part out.
- Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Make that 15 minutes.
- Discover that 15 minutes was still too long.
- Eat slightly burnt caramel apple pie with chocolate crinkle crust and ice cream.
RESULT OF DISAGREEMENT OVER THE TASTINESS OF CARAMEL APPLE PIE WITH CHOCOLATE CRINKLE CRUST:: Hubby says, "Okay, but not wow..."
:: I say, "With some more work, I think I could make this really good...How many pies does it take to make the perfect caramel apple pie with chocolate crinkle crust?"
:: Boys say, "Yeah! Pie for dinner!"
What adventures have you had in experimental cooking from scratch?