|Testado, Provado, & Aprovado's Apple Pie in the Apple|
|Apple Pies Pre-Destruction|
First, I didn't have a straw to poke the holes in the top of the crust with as the recipe called for. Instead, I used a chopstick, and admittedly while I was performing the task I realized they were a bit small and predicted they would probably close up. I never factored the problem of pressure build-up in the apples being a factor though, for some reason. Also, I should have simply baked them for a smaller amount of time. I have no clue why I never checked them in the process; I think I was working on whipping up something else for the dinner, but if I had, I probably would have seen the first signs of cracks and been able to save them.
Regardless, I've learned some lessons, and seeing the pictures of the apples still cute and free of explosive havoc, I've got a hankering to try the recipe out again. Hopefully the troubleshooting is a success and my minis will remain intact and be the cutest little desserts I've ever seen.
If not, well then I promise, if they explode again, I'll wipe the tears away and take some pictures.