Monday, November 3, 2008

Warm Sweater Apple Pie- You Want Pies With That?


You Want Pies With That?'s theme this month is Pies as a Fashion Statement. My Answer?  Warm Sweater Apple Pie.  It's getting cold around here and its starting to be sweater weather.  So I thought, how about a pie that looks like a sweater?  Not with arms and all, but looks like it has been knit.   And what's more cozy and fall-like then apple pie?  This was a big "concept pie" for me that didn't necessarily come through in the execution, but oh well, it happens. 

I enlisted the help of my sister-in-law, who is a master knitter (shameless plug for her etsy shop, yarnbeast.)  We actually tried to put the dough on needles and knit it, but, well, dough is not a fiber and does not like to be knit.  This is as close as we came.  It looks like a sweater I might make myself, totally imperfect, full of bumps and dropped stitches.  The edge looked like a nice ribbed cuff before it went in the oven, but dough is a fickle creature.  

14 comments:

Madam Chow said...

I'm impressed by the result - pastry is not always easy to work with, and you need a lot of patience to "knit" the dough. Great job!

Anne said...

Wow- I can't believe you tried to knit the dough! That's dedication! Your pie looks awesome and I love your creative touch. Nice job!

Elra said...

Nice effort though, Lauren. I actually double click the photo, it does look like you've tried to knit the dough. That is impressive.
Cheers,
Elra

Megan said...

Hey, you deserve such recognition for even attempting to "knit" dough - I probably would have impaled myself with the knitting needles!

The Food Librarian said...

Totally cute! I love it and it is very very fashionable! :)

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh this is SO creative! A sweater pie, I love it!!!

Carla said...

hahahaha I'm just laughing at how creative you are :)

Susie Homemaker said...

Perfect! Perfect!! Love your creativity!

Natashya said...

What a creative idea, I love it.
I think the pie looks great, and very cozy.

Rebecca said...

Hilarious! I wouldn't have thought to "knit" the crust in a million years. Awesome.

Mary said...

You get an A+ for trying to knit the dough even though that didn't quite work out for you and your sis. I think your pie does looks like a knitted sweater though. Great job.

Barbara said...

Wow! You definitely win the "most creative idea" award for this round of YWP. Too bad about all the troubles. I bet it still tasted wonderful!

The trouble with "decorating" with pie crust is that the tastiest recipes have lots of butter/shortening -- and therefore they don't hold their shape all that well. I'm sure you could get a much more realistic effect with a tougher dough -- but who would want to eat it? Oh well.

Gabi said...

I LOVE it!- the concept and the execution are both perfect!
xox

Jacque said...

That is such a cute idea. It really does resemble a sweater!