Grating is great!

December 7, 2010


Well, I’ve solved my inability to make crust:

Thank you, Our Family.

Lloyd had to take snacks to his concert last week so I made mini apple pies using a mini muffin tin, and pre-made pie crust was the way to go. I bought more than I need, though, and made this little snack out of it. I liked it so much I used up the rest of the crust!

This is not my invention, but whoever came up with it was thinking of me and my deep love of slicing apples. Thank you, inventor. I didn’t get you anything.

1. Peel and slice apples. Just let me do it – I like it so much.
2. Roll the crust out and then take a rolling pin to it so it looks less factory-made, you sneaky devil. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top, then use your gross veiny hand to lay the slices around in a non-perfect circle. (People will totally believe you made that crust, I’m telling you!)
I tried photoshopping my hand, but I looked like a mannequin.
3. Then – this is the best part – grate some frozen butter over the whole thing. You could just dab some regular butter around, but come on! This might be the only time in your life someone tells you to do something so zany!
It's for even distribution.
4. More cinnamon sugar on top, and bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 or 425, depending on how cooled down your oven is from making frozen pizza. If the edges get dark, do the foil strip thing.
My edges burned a bit.  I will not eat them.

After it cools, cut into wedges like a pizza and eat! In my opinion, this is better the second day, which is good – I have to take this somewhere tomorrow.

I hope they ask if the butter was hand-grated. (fingers crossed)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Grating is great!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I wish they brought butter like that to your table in restaurants.
    “Would you like some parmesan cheese, sir?”
    “No, thank you.”
    “Grated butter?”


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    People who know me say I’m grating. I’d like to eat a slice of that apple pizza!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I didn’t know you could grate butter!!! I can’t wait to get home now!

    Your picture makes my mouth sad because I’ve had a horrible time of late trying to get a McDonald’s Apple pie & I do so crave one. (TMI to follow)

    Last week I entered the McDonalds near my house & ordered the usual…which included an apple pie. The stupid machines were down so they were only taking cash. What?!?! I had to cancel the drink so I could get the pie. (I only had 3 bucks on me) I went home, turned on the TV…put my feet up…opened the bag to dig in…and no apple pie in the bag!

    Last night I went to a different McDonald’s, but I was prepared. I had my debit card AND cash this time. I ordered. The guy said, “We only have ‘holiday pies’, no apple.” What?!?! I wanted to cut his head off.


  4. Rae Said on:

    GRATE idea! I wonder what it would taste like with some cream cheese tucked underneath the apples and caramel drizzled on top?

    It also reminds me of this little idea:

    Ok, how come I couldn’t get that to become a hyperlink?


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