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Friday, June 24, 2016

Pi r2

Over the past few years I have slowly but surely been stocking the lake place with duplicates of things we use at home and need there.  The only real problem is not knowing I need something until, well, until I actually need it. My brain does not work well coming up with preemptive details. I am fine thinking ahead with things like toilet paper, sheets, towels, extra underwear, and  duplicate swimwear. Those are the things I know we will need each and every time we go there. But those odd seldom used items sneak up and bite me in the rump EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

You know, those that old joke when the math teacher is talking to the redneck and she says "Pi r2" He looks at her confused and says "No, pie are round, cake are square".  I always thought it was a stupid joke and never repeated it until today, but then I had never made a square pie until last weekend at the lake.  I remembered I had another dozen bargain eggs at the lake and TheHub and I were only going to be there for the weekend, so we needed to have another heavy egg use menu. Before we left home I did the mental gymnastics and figured 2 mornings x 2 eggs would not get rid of many of them. Since I had already found 3 apples with wrinkly skin in the crisper (headed for a Waldorf salad) I changed tactics, looked at the Bisquick web site and found a recipe for Impossible Apple Pie. Dessert and 2 additional eggs! Win!

3 apples, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon apple pie spices

Pie filling

2 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Bisquick
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk

Praline topping

2 cups hard butter
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup pecan pieces

Bake 325 degrees

Peel and slice 3 apples.  Place them in a bowl with 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, toss to coat
Grease a pie plate them lay the apple slices to cover the bottom of the pan.  The apples will overlap but no problem there.

Mix the butter, sugar and Bisquick until it is well combined. Add the eggs and mix well.  Stir in the milk. Pour gently over the apple slices.

Mix the brown sugar and Bisquick then cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.  Add the pecan pieces and mix well.  Sprinkle over the top of the filling mix.  Bake about 35 minutes.

The Hub wanted ice cream on his.  I guess he thought it was going to be more like a regular apple pie than it was. It definitely has a creamy filling and I thought the ice cream was overkill.  He liked it very much. Me?  Meh, but I am not a fan of cooked fruit.

I brought the leftovers home from the lake, put it in the fridge in the laundry room and forgot about it, unlike the coconut pie which was demolished. I will probably not make this again unless I have too many eggs and wrinkly apples, or company is coming. TheHub would like it and it is a snap to make, but I threw out a little more than half of it, so why bother for just the 2 of us?


12 comments:

  1. Apple pie spices? Premixed?
    And sigh on throwing out hard cooked meals.

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    1. You can buy it premixed, but I blend my own and keep a small jar of it

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  2. You're getting a lot of mileage out of these impossible pies. BTW, one of my friends mother's helped delvelop Bisquick. When I first heard this, I was very impressed.

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    1. I have gotten a lot of Bisquick impossible pie mileage, but now the eggs are mostly gone and I am done with them.. The okra is about to begin producing and tomatoes are ripening. Let traditional southern meals begin!

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  3. I keep meaning to make one of these recipes, since you've been posting them. I've got lots of eggs on hand too!

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    1. It was a great way to use all the eggs. I am pretty certain I will not make the egg overbuying mistake again

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    1. I am biased because I truly don't enjoy cooked fruit. But TheHub liked it a lot

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  5. Hey, you are not allowed to beat yourself up about forgetting little things when you have such a talent for food. I can't cook or remember anything!

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  6. I am not really beating myself up too much. But if I had known I would be so indifferent to it, I would have used the apples in a waldorf salad and made another coconut impossible pie. We would fight over the last piece of it!

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  7. I love anything with cooked fruit. It's a shame in my book that it was thrown away. I just love apples any way I get them.

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    1. I like apples but I like them raw. I mainly hate it got shoved back in the fridge. I really hate wasting food

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