• drrubidium wrote a new post, The truth about apple pie spice, on the site Skepchick 5 years, 8 months ago

    ThumbnailPeople lost their damn minds when they learned Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSLdid NOT contain pumpkin.  As it turned out, the key part of the Starbucks PSL is pumpkin spice, which is known as pumpkin pie […]

    • Over at Mad Art Lab there is a post that teaches you how to make an Apple Pie WITH NO APPLES AT ALL. http://madartlab.com/apple-pie/

      When will the delicious horror end?

      • My curiosity about “alternate” apple pie recipes was completely killed off after I tried making one out of green tomatoes. I had heard people swear up and down that such a thing tasted just like an apple pie. Although I am an utter snob about apple pies, i decided to give it a shot.

        That fucker was VILE! It is literally the only pie I have ever made that neither I nor my family was willing to finish.

        So, intrigued as I am about the cracker pie, the odds of me ever making one are vanishingly small. Proper texture is an important part of an apple pie, and this thing would obviously fail that important test.

        The only 4 acceptable ingredients for filling an apple pie are as follows:

        1) Thinly sliced apples (Harralson, Winesap, Green Pie are best. Granny Smiths are OK if that’s all that’s available).
        2) Cinnamon ( BUT NOT TOO GODDAMN MUCH!)
        3) Nutmeg (couple of pinches)
        4) Sugar (Always err on the side of less. That’s what the vanilla ice cream is there for, for heaven’s sake!)


        • The cracker pie is good though! I have never heard of a green tomato pie that replicates an apple pie…that does sound vile. But I have made tomato pie that is delicious on its own merits (it’s savory, not sweet).

          I also make an apple cheddar pie, which is like apple pie with cheddar cheese sprinkled on top and a streusal topping. It’s really the only apple pie that I eat these days.

    • May the delicious horror never, ever end. And that recipe is nomnomnom

    • Next you’ll be telling me that dog biscuits don’t contain dog

    • Also…white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate :-0

    • I haven’t been this disappointed since I found out the ingredients of baby food.

    • On the other hand:
      “Does it taste like chocolate?”
      “No, it tastes like a sea bird”