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I'm attempting to make my first ever pie... an apple pie that has no cinnamon or spices because I'm allergic to them. Wish me luck!!


ETA: Well, the pie is in the oven... I need to work on my crust rolling skills because they suck. I'm know the crust won't be blue ribbon material and appearance wise, it probably won't rate an honorable mention, but it's the thought that counts...

Now I just wait for the timer to ding. *taps fingers*

ETA #2: Pie is out of the oven. Letting it cool. My crust needs work, but I think it will turn out okay.

ETA #3: It tastes GOOD!!! :-)


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Apr. 25th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Good luuuuuck!

Trust me - if I can do it, you can do it. ^_^
Apr. 25th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
The crust won't be worth mentioning... but hopefully it's edible... that's all that matters in the long run.

Apr. 25th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
*tries to imagine being allergic to cinnamon*


Good luck with that. :-)
Apr. 25th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Yup. Allergic to cinnamon and pretty much any other spice and pepper out there. Makes eating out a challenge in some cases because *everyone* adds pepper and spices and seasoning to things most don't realize has it.

Did you know that McDonalds puts a salt/pepper mix on the hamburgers? Did you know that Logan's Roadhouse puts white pepper in their mashed potatoes?

These are the things you learn with food allergies.... *sigh*
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
I'm so glad neither I nor my daughter have any food allergies. My ex did, but they were mild and easy to work around. If he wasn't stressed, they weren't even a problem.
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
My dad, my sister and myself have some pretty strong reactions to pepper and spices. The strange part is, they can both eat cinnamon without a problem.

The white pepper in the mashed potatoes was the worst experience I've had recently. My roomie were eating there and I ordered some roast and mashed potatoes because I knew they doused their fries in pepper. I figured I was safe with mashed potatoes...

I took one bite (not even a true bite, more a tongue touching them) and it set my mouth on fire (pepper and such burns the inside of my mouth and throat, the heavier the amount the worse the burning).

The waitress came back by and I asked her what was in the mashed potatoes (I couldn't SEE anything) because I couldn't eat them. She looked all puzzled and was like, there's nothing in them. I kept telling her there had to be something. I asked for a plate of fries because I could tolerate a little bit of the black pepper in small doses.

She kept insisting there was nothing in them the whole time and figured I was crazy. I told to ask the cooks what they put on the potatoes.

She came back with fries and a very gobsmacked expression. She said, "They put white pepper in them..."

I wanted to go "I TOLD YOU SO!" but held myself back to just a vindicated look.

The worst ever I did was eating at Outback Steakhouse and wasn't able to talk for 2 days because the pepper burned my throat so bad.

I like that icon too. I use it for my "impatient" posts. :-)
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
That doesn't sound like an allergy, but rather an intolerance. Peppers and nutmeg are very commonly intolerated, along with milk.

Which doesn't alter the fact that you don't want to eat them and I don't blame you one bit. :-)
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Yeah... I have the milk intolerance too... So far, I have eaten something strong enough to swell my throat, but I've avoided most strong stuff, because I know what the light stuff does to me. My dad has had something that almost swelled his throat shut.

Of course it's still hard to explain to people that I'm not really a picky eater. I like they way a lot of that stuff tastes, but I choose to avoid it because the alternative is worse.

Apr. 26th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
This kind of stuff is ubiquitous, too.
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Definitely... and some pepper doesn't bother me as much as other. I can't eat at Arby's because theirs bothers me too much. But I can tolerate chicken strips from Sonic (on occasion) and from iHop.

There's several places that have increased their pepper use in the last few years, especially on chicken stuff. I used to be able to eat chicken from Arby's and Wendy's but can't now. And the pepper on Chicken McNuggets has been increased recently too...
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
I don't think I could cook without pepper. I put chili powder in almost everything.
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
BTW.. love your icon. ;-)
Apr. 25th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Good luck. Can you make one for me too, but with the spices but without the apples. I'm allergic to them.
Apr. 25th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
That's funny... I'll take the apples (love them!) and you take the spices and we'll both be happy campers. :-)
Apr. 25th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
Without... the...

Do you have a different recipe, or are you just leaving them out? Good luck, and definitely let us know how it turns out!
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
I have a recipe with no cinnamon or spices included... What's funny is that others left notes about trying the recipe and saying how good it was, but that they added cinnamon to it since the recipe didn't call for it... I was like, "That's why I want the darn recipe sillies!"

The one time I tried modifying a recipe on my own, it didn't work out... to my defense, I *did* try a small piece of the chocolate cake from scratch, but it was followed by lots o' water and the rest going in the trash. :-)

I love apples, and rarely get to eat apple anything because everyone puts cinnamon with apples. *sigh* I hate allergies.
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Hope it is tasty! :) Let me know how it turns out.
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
*counts down with the timer*
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Hope that it turns out well. Great icon by the way.
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm waiting on the pie to cool now...
Apr. 26th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
Mmmm....pie. :)
Apr. 26th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
I give you a blue ribbon for the pie and for this user pic thats making me smile.
Apr. 26th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yum! I'm glad it turned out tasty. I have one of those sneaks-into-everything allergies, too, so I completely sympathise. And pastry-rolling skills improve with practice... so you'll just have to make *more* pies! *g*

If you haven't already found the website, allergicliving.com has a forum section with a recipes subsection - great place for finding ways to alter recipes to be safe for you, and you can post 'Help! I need a recipe for X without Y in it!' requests.
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