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post #16 of 47
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene

My response would be along the lines of "dear sir the person who made that last pie was fired. I have taken over her business, and NO I do not bake pies."



HAHAHA.... this cracks me up!!! thumbs_up.gif
post #17 of 47
I would tell him that I can only use the recipes that I've submitted to the Dept of Health for inspection, so since there are no pie recipes in that group, he needs to go elsewhere.
post #18 of 47
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I think I'm gonna do it, but tell him that in future he can order what's on offer (using my own recipes).

I just keep thinking what if it's an old lonely man. He is looking forward to an apple pie, and he's just trying to help me by looking for recipes and tips online. And he will be eating the pie all alone. It just makes me sad. I don't know him, but the least I can do is make a pie an do something for another person.
post #19 of 47
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Originally Posted by Ems81

I think I'm gonna do it, but tell him that in future he can order what's on offer (using my own recipes).

I just keep thinking what if it's an old lonely man. He is looking forward to an apple pie, and he's just trying to help me by looking for recipes and tips online. And he will be eating the pie all alone. It just makes me sad. I don't know him, but the least I can do is make a pie an do something for another person.



Or what if it's just a regular ol' demanding young and agile man who just likes to have his way... and pie? *Switches to ebonics* OP you 'sangle?' icon_lol.gif

You know they say the way to a man's heart is through his tummy. Honey you hold the pie, ahem sorry, the key icon_wink.gificon_twisted.gif
post #20 of 47
Did you meet him when he got the pumpkin pie? I will admit that if he's an old guy I'd be more sympathetic. My FIL is in a nursing home, and I can see some of the people there ordering something and giving way too much information like that, thinking that they're being helpful. It also gives them something to do when there's not a lot to do all day.

But if he's a young guy who's just bossy that's another situation!
post #21 of 47
If you are happy making the pie, for whatever reason, go for it. I surely wouldn't want to get further involved. I, too have been baking pies for nearly all my life. They were always my preference before I turned to caking. But I frequently bake the crust and filling separately when making a custard pie. I mean just the plain old custard, not necessarily any custard-based pie. I don't remember where I ever learned the trick, but I blind bake the crust then bake the filling in a greased pie pan the same size. When baked, it is a simple matter to slip the baked filling into the waiting crust. It assures a crisp, not soggy bottom crust. So, it appears there is nothing new under the sun, after all.
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post #22 of 47
If you are happy making the pie, for whatever reason, go for it. I surely wouldn't want to get further involved. I, too have been baking pies for nearly all my life. They were always my preference before I turned to caking. But I frequently bake the crust and filling separately when making a custard pie. I mean just the plain old custard, not necessarily any custard-based pie. I don't remember where I ever learned the trick, but I blind bake the crust then bake the filling in a greased pie pan the same size. When baked, it is a simple matter to slip the baked filling into the waiting crust. It assures a crisp, not soggy bottom crust. So, it appears there is nothing new under the sun, after all.
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post #23 of 47
If you are happy making the pie, for whatever reason, then go for it. I surely wouldn't want to get further involved. I, too have been baking pies for nearly all my life. They were always my preference before I turned to caking. But I frequently bake the crust and filling separately when making a custard pie. I mean just the plain old custard, not necessarily any custard-based pie. I don't remember where I ever learned the trick, but I blind bake the crust then bake the filling in a greased pie pan the same size. When baked, it is a simple matter to slip the baked filling into the waiting crust. It assures a crisp, not soggy bottom crust. So, it appears there is nothing new under the sun, after all.
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post #24 of 47
Oh goodness, it has happened to me, now. Multiple posts. Don't know what happens when this occurs. Sorry.
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post #25 of 47
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

Did you meet him when he got the pumpkin pie? I will admit that if he's an old guy I'd be more sympathetic. My FIL is in a nursing home, and I can see some of the people there ordering something and giving way too much information like that, thinking that they're being helpful. It also gives them something to do when there's not a lot to do all day.

But if he's a young guy who's just bossy that's another situation!



Yes, he picked up the pumpkin pie. It's an older man. So, I think I will do it (change of heart). I'm not that busy, the recipe looks simple enough... last time he asked me to bake the crust separately, do you think that's needed for an apple pie with the crust recipe he gave me?
post #26 of 47
Honestly, I didn't even look at the recipe...You can do pies both ways, but prebaking the shell isn't unusual, especially with fruit pies that have a liquidy filling. It can prevent soggy crusts...I think you should just make it however you want to, he won't know the difference as long as it tastes good.
post #27 of 47
Is it a double crust? If it is, you won't be able to blind bake it. You will have to sprinkle the bottom with some sugar to keep it crisp.
post #28 of 47

I would be wary of customers like this who, on several levels, give you specific instructions. I would not get involved. He's got some personal issues and you don't need to find out what they are.

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post #29 of 47

It's one thing to have a change of heart, but are you prepared to continue to make pies and have him give you detailed instructions from now on?  Guarantee he is going to be back and he is NOT going to understand why you won't do them anymore when you've made pie (or now pies) for him already.

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post #30 of 47

I would have said no... if someone wants to order a pie from you, it should be YOUR pie (your recipe)... having someone send you a full recipe with instructions and 'tips' on how to make a good pie would put me off. I would point out that they have all the instructions and tips... they should give it a try themselves. That, or do what others have suggestion and price it rather high. If he says okay, go for it. At least you're getting a decent profit.

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