Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Greenstein's Bakery - Baking Bible - Apple Pie


All right. I got fooled. This is really supposed be a 'caramel' apple pie but I did not figure out that the apple maceration liquid (that had lots of sugar in it) was supposed to actually turn into a caramel. The recipe says it will be 'caramel-y' but I thought that was a euphemism. Now I realize it was meant literally. 

At any rate the end result is that this tasted like just a regular apple pie without any thing special about it. Now, if you could actually taste caramel with it, I could see that it might be special. It is too bad I could not figure out that this intention from the recipe.

 The 'caramel' that wasn't. Conceptually caramel apple fits perfectly with the apples and honey theme of Rosh Hashana

 Wasn't sure what we were going for here either but at least the recipe said that I should expect it to be 'very thick'. Really it did not thicken until it cooled down a bit.

Toaster shot.

Not very flattering but the only picture I really have of the completed pie. It really looked O.K.

 It was delicious but it was hard to tell when the apples were really soft enough with out eating it.

Multi-colored honey carrot for Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana Challah


  1. I really like the design of your pie crust! Live and learn sometimes with recipe instructions. Delicious looking carrots and Challah.

  2. Everything looks delicious, the pie, the honey carrot and also the challah! Did you make the challah too?

  3. Hi Mendy--it all looks delicious! I loved this pie, and yours looks particularly good! I'm not familiar with the honey theme. Your challah looks lovely! Hope your holiday was wonderful for your beautiful family.

    1. Thanks. Dipping an apple in honey is for a sweet year. :)