This is the pumpkin pie that I took to my in-law’s yesterday … kind of ugly and embarrassing.
This is the pie that I baked to leave at home.
Let me tell you what happened … I baked two pies … one was a little larger than the other. The plan was to take the larger pie and leave the smaller one at home. I used ready-made pie crust … it wasn’t large enough to crimp the edges of the large pie.
A brilliant solution came to me … after baking, I would place some of those small pumpkin shaped marshmallows around the edge of the pie. Sounds good … doesn’t it?
We had a short discussion … the hubby, son #2 and me … about food presentation. Son #2 and the hubby have the opinion that too many television chefs place too much importance on food presentation. I believe that presentation is important, but the food does not have to be a “work of art”. After all … everyone is entitled to an opinion … right?
So, after I took the pies out of the oven and placed them on a cooling rack … I carefully placed the pumpkin marshmallows on the larger pie. I thought that it looked rather cute … and I wanted the marshmallows to melt a little bit and stick to the pie.
I took a shower … 30 minutes later … the marshmallows did stick to the pie … and no longer looked like pumpkins! In my opinion … the pie looked like a big gooey mess (refer to photo #1).
I took both pies … figuring that no one would touch the gooey one.
Well, they ate the gooey one … and the smaller one did come home with me.