I don’t things like pudding pies really count, given that that’s just mix the milk with the instant pudding mix and tossing the whole thing into a graham cracker pie crust and refrigerating. No, this is gonna involve baking and everything. …True, I’m using prepackaged pumpkin pie filling and a frozen crust, but the first step in all of this is to learn the basic moves. Once I’m confident that I can make these things, then I can start in on making them from scratch. Man must walk before he can bake, and all that.
UPDATE: So far, so good. Behold! The uncooked pie.
FURTHER UPDATE: Just how clean should the fork tines be, anyway? I’ve had it in for an extra ten minutes and it’s still not quite done, I think.
SECOND TO LAST UPDATE: Well, I think that it’s done. I guess we’ll know when I eat some tonight.