It's been several months that I've been eyeing a recipe I found online. A uniquely different pie called Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie.
I've heard of, and eaten upside-down cakes before, but never a pie. I simply had to try.
As I was about to spread the pecan mixture into the bottom of the pie pan I had some misgivings, but the recipe sounded so convincing that I went ahead and followed instructions.
First the pecan mixture spread evenly across the bottom of the pie pan. Next I placed the bottom crust over it and filled it with the apples before covering the whole thing with the top crust and popping it into the oven.
And then things started going wrong. The syrupy part of the pecans did exactly what I had been afraid it would do as it bubbled up the sides of the pie pan and dripped into the bottom of the oven, burning into an ugly black puddle.
By the time the pie was done baking the syrup had all successfully made the transition from the bottom of my pie to the bottom of my oven.
I went ahead and tried flipping it out onto a plate per instructions ... it didn't work either.
The pecans remained welded to the bottom of the pan and had to be chiseled loose. I was tempted to simply put the entire pan in soak, but I really didn't like the thought of tossing all those pecans, so tedious scraping it was, until they were all rescued.
This recipe has now been pinned to my Fails board on Pinterest so that I'm never tempted to try it again.