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I Made a Square Pie

Posted: September 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Calabria, Italy, Unexpected Adventure | 5 Comments »

Mark this one up to “cultural differences.” In Italy they don’t really have “pie” in the sense that American’s typically understand it. That is, the round, large pastry with a butter-based crust and filled with fruit or other filling. So, when it came out that I knew how to make apple pie, and they asked me to make one, and I agreed, we hit an early snag: they had no pie tins. A search revealed no container of any material that could be described as “pie shaped,” and this is a place with a professional restaurant kitchen. So, we improvised, and I made a square pie.

With all those apples, sugar, and nearly two pounds of butter in there, I think the shape probably doesn’t matter too much. What is most important is it received the Halbe Thumbs Up Seal of Approvalâ„¢.

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5 Comments on “I Made a Square Pie”

  1. 1 Z said at 11:26 am on September 18th, 2010:

    Did you think about baking it in a frying pan?

  2. 2 Devon said at 3:21 pm on September 18th, 2010:

    We didn’t. That’s actually a pretty good idea.

  3. 3 DonnaAnn Ward said at 5:01 am on September 19th, 2010:

    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king…

    Good job, Halb! I’m sure they are all pie fans now, square or otherwise.

  4. 4 Jeanne said at 7:31 am on September 19th, 2010:

    I really liked leaf motif on the top. Looks very classy. And I guess it tasted good too.

  5. 5 Aunt Patty said at 4:32 pm on September 19th, 2010:

    Read your whole blog yesterday. Loved it!! Good for y’all experiencing such a cool adventure. Do I see a book in the making?

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