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Added too much cornstarch to pie filling

I added 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to apple pie filling instead of 2 teaspoons. I feel like a moron. Can I salvage this or should I go to the store for more apples? Thanks.

asked by minibakersupreme almost 4 years ago

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Monita
Monita

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added almost 4 years ago

If you have the time, I'd start from scratch only because CS can make your filling really gummy

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minibakersupreme
added almost 4 years ago

Thanks! That was my inclination, but I always want to make sure there are no secret tricks that I'm unaware of.

Pegeen
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added almost 4 years ago

Without knowing more about your pie... assuming it doesn't have a top crust, or that you haven't put on a top crust yet. And assuming the problem is that the apples don't seem juicy enough or have a cornstarch taste. You could put the apples in a saucepan, as they are, with a few tablespoons of apple juice (or even grape or cranberry), or a few tablespoons of a sweet fruit jam. Saute them on very low heat (or the jam will burn) and the apples will start to release some juice and the cornstarch should get diluted. Plan B: Just pile a lot of ice cream on top. (And you're not a moron - everyone has Thanksgiving trials and tribulations! Good luck!)

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minibakersupreme
added almost 4 years ago

Ice cream is always the solution to any problem at our house! I forgot to mention it was a cooked filling. Glad I started over. It seems that I can bake pretty much everything except pie- I should have brought croissants instead! Thanks for your help.

Nancy
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added almost 4 years ago

following Pegeen - when in doubt, do a little tinkering and rename the dish. If you rinse and/or saute your filling, add some lemon juice or a few more fruits, you have fruit compote - with our without ice cream. and if it doesn't work, get more apples to make another pie.

Coco et Cocoa
added almost 4 years ago

You can probably rinse it off, just make sure you use cold water for it. The apples might lose a touch of sweetness and flavour, but that can be added back with an extra pinch of sugar and some lemon juice.

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