one thing bernie couldn't do was give me a good pie crust recipe. so, i decided to make one from scratch using a combination of corn masa and flour. it made a nice flaky crust and i will definitely use masa in pie crust again.
what a beautiful apple pie, so easy to make and it went together perfectly. bernie has the best apple pie recipe, ever!!!
here is a slice of the pie, so perfect and amazingly delicious. and about as authentic as a $3 bill or one of bernies investments! beware of perfect apple pies, especially if they are really made from crackers.
if you have ever seen the recipe for ritz's mock apple pie, then you know what i did here. that recipe has always intrigued me but never enough to actually make one, until now. what better way to pay homage to a con man. i actually made this pie twice, just because i was so unsure if i got it right the first time. the first one, i actually grated half of a granny smith apple and added it along with some additional spices. we were shocked, it actually tasted a lot like apples, not because of the apple i added but because of the combination of spices, cream of tartar and lemon juice and zest. for the second one, i used a mashed up over-ripened pear instead of the apple and it too was somewhat convincing. for both pies, i followed the recipe completely but substituted brown sugar instead of white sugar, added the fruit and the additional spices.
be sure to visit the you want pies with that? site and check out what all the other members baked. look for us to be at it again this time next month with a new and exciting theme!!!