Dutch Apple Pie
March 19, 2015
Years ago , I tasked my son with writing about his baking experience. This is what he handed me, he was about 9 or ten years old.
It was almost dinner time,
And I Had To Make a pie.
I Had To Make It Right Then And There,
And I didn’t know why.
Mom Told Me To Get The Cookbook.
She said find the word in there
To Look It Up In The Index, And I Had To Find Where.
I Looked In The Index,
And Went Straight To The Source.
Looking Under “Pie”,
I Found It, Of Course.
I Read The Directions, And The Ingredient List
So I Started Finding The Things That I Needed To Put In It.
I Put In The First Ingredients And Evened Out The Stuff.
I Mixed It, And Mashed it.
(I did it Kind Of Rouqh)
The Second Ingredients Where Boiled
In A Pot On Top Of The Stove.
Then When it was Finally Done
I Poured It Into The Pan Bottom
Spreading It Evenly In The Pan,
I Put The Crust On Top.
After I Put It In The Oven,
I, For Awhile, Could STOP!!!
I Slumped Into The Chair,
Waiting For The Beeper to Beep.
I Sat There Waiting, And On Time
The Beeper Did Beep.
I Took The Simmering Pie Out
All Golden Brown From baking.
I Sat It On The Stove To Cool.
It Was Mine For The Taking!
Everyone Tried It.
They All Liked It A Lot.
The Only Thing Wrong, Was
The Excess Water In The Pot!
Next Time I Bake Apple Pie
I Won’t Use So Much,
And When I Come To Think Of It,
It Didn‘t Look, Or Taste Dutch!
Copyright © 2005 Adrienne A. Brown