Hostess this week: Janell of http://lkmortensenfamily.blogspot.com/
I really wanted to do a great job on this pie. Well all things considered, you have to give me a break this week and not expect greatness!
I had a little surgery last Thursday. It was not "supposed" to be a big thing. This procedure was to determine 100% that I did not have cancer. It did that. YEA!! God is good. Nothing in my life comes without drama. Apparently my blood pressure did not cooperate and dropped dangerously low in the recovery room so they had to work with me for a couple of hours. Thank God I was high on morphine and demerol, and they just kept giving me more so while I was aware that things were happening around me, I really didn't care that much! Oh yes, I can laugh now.
Today I tried to work but I almost fainted shortly after getting there so I spent five and a half hours in the emergency room where they finally determined that my blood pressure was low again. After running tests, they decided I must still be reacting from the anesthesia. Seriously, how long does this stuff stay in one's body?
Now, on to the PIE. I really wanted to make this pie.
I'm not sure my caramel turned out right. Was it supposed to thicken? Mine did not. But it was a nice dark color as Dorie suggested. And it smelled really good.
Okay, I cheated and used a bought pie crust because I was not sure I could stand on my feet long enough to make it from scratch. Forgive me? Now I wish I had made small tarts instead. My pie plate was too big and there was not enough filling to fill up the crust.
Basically, nothing went my way with this pie. I think I'll stick to my regular pie recipe next time.