I inscribe my pies with magical symbols. The pies are spells, in of themselves. I choose the spices, the fruits, and the symbols carefully.
My guest asks, is this pie bewitched? I say , yes. My guest asks, what will it do, is it good or bad? I answer, you’ll have to eat it to find out.
My pies are good enough that he takes the risk.
There are many aspects of a perfect pie. Number one is picking the fruit from the tree or vine. Number two is not following the recipe, there should be more fruit and less sugar. And most of the time tapioca is a better thickener than cornstarch or flour (except in cherry). Pick the spice or herb for your pie that will infuse it with its purpose as a potion and seal it with the perfect symbol in the crust. I brush my crusts with egg so they really shine.
The typical pie is over spiced, over sugared and made from premade pie filling. The magical witches pie is made as much as possible with hand picked fruits, garden grown herbs, spices chosen for their mystical properties, and not too much sugar, we witches aren’t so sweet unless we are tricking you 😉
The right pie is a perfect Sabbat feast treat and offering for cakes and ale. Blackberry is great for the upcoming fall festivities, as is apple. Pumpkins are going to be ready soon.