Remember how I was complaining that I had trouble making pie crust? On a whim, I decided to make a pie the other day, to fight off the staycation boredom.
I did everything the same as always, only this time I decided to step further into Overworking than Underworking. As I was working it, there was a magical spot when I felt the pie crust get tired. It was just like when the pasta dough gets silky, or the choux dough gets oozy.
Of course, I didn't have anywhere enough apples to make enough apple filling, so I threw in frozen blueberries to make up the difference, and I combined two filling recipes together just to further doom it to failure.
It. Was. Perfect.
Gary proclaimed it both the Best Pie He Ever Had and the Christmas Pie Miracle.
I tried to recreate it today, and while the crust was again amazing, and the lattice work even more even, I tried to economize and got the little Honeycrisps in the plastic bag instead of the individual ones as big as my head. I stuck with one filling recipe BUT I cut it while warm, so the bottom crust got soggy. However, Gary will not bit The Hand That Feeds Him Pie, so he said the new one was even better and more miraculous. It is a New Year's Eve Miracle.