Who says women can’t have it all? Helen Reddy was right.
I did my test run with the mini pie pan while I was doing my mandatory compliance training online. All of the housewife plus all of the executive business woman. Sort of a Madonna/Corporate Whore thing.
It’s a good thing I made a test run with this thing. Like any other new piece of equipment, it needs some getting used to. I made the 2 cherry minis first and forgot that I have a tendency to overfill the pie shells. Their bloody overflow make them look more like Halloween pies than Thanksgiving pies. For as heart-wrenchingly cute as they looked when they came out of the oven – gore expulsion and all – that’s how devastating it is to see them all collapsed upon themselves in empty ruin. I used canned filling and maybe that is the problem. You how the goo-to-cherry ratio is all out of proportion in canned filling. Too much goo.
The 3 raisins testers, on the other hand, are much closer to what I imagined they would be. Although raisins do have their own stealth manner of making their presence known. Note the sneaky from-under-the-crust-top leakage on the far right. Raisins are more sophisticated than their cherry brethren.
Anyway, presentation is everything so I’m sure by the time I’m done with the little paper doilies and the soft whipped cream dollop on top, they’ll be looking good enough for the holiday table.
And now I move on to scooping out the insides of baby brussels sprouts and filling them with deviled ham. I’m all about the minis this year.