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A Not so Beautiful Disaster

This is a peach and blueberry (not sure what to call it...hmmm) flat pie. It was a lovely looking disaster. I had a few apples in the fridge, so I thought I would make a tart or something with them. Not pictured is the apple didn't have much of a chance.

So the bad: the recipe called for Granny Smith apples. I had some lovely peaches, and a few 'past their prime' apples. I went with the peaches, but peaches have a lot more liquid than the apples and they aren't afraid to show it. Liquid squelched out of those peaches at an alarming rate, and the sugar in them along with the butter and sugar on top of the peaches, mingled into a caramelized, then blotchy burned, mess. Some traveled under the crust and ruined the outer rim, which was a complete shame, since the crust was lovely. It resembled a thin layer of crispy croissant dough, and if those peaches hadn't ruined it, I think I may have eaten way more of it than necessary.

Other things that went wrong: th…