Today I finally got it out and decided to bake it. Because I was hungry and said "Mmm apple pie... I love apple pie..."
Looking over the packaging I am trying to find the recommended appropriate baking time and temperature ...
And the packaging is blank on the subject of baking time.
It has all the nutritional info there. Just no recommended baking time and temperature. Nothing. Zilch.
Baking times can truly vary wildly from apple pie recipe to different apple pie recipe.
Judging by various recipes online it can vary between 20 minutes and 60 minutes.
- For example one recipe calls for 425° F for 20 minutes.
- Another recipe calls for something rather complex: 15 minutes at 425° F, then reduce the temperature to 350° F, and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.
- Another calls for 375° F for 50 minutes.
- A 4th recipe I found calls for: Bake at 450° F for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to 350°F and continue to bake for an additional 40-45 minutes.
So apparently we are supposed to GUESS the appropriate baking temperature and time and then check the oven every 5 minutes to see if the pie is burning.
I think part of the problem is that Gaudet Sweet Goods Inc. is producing conveyor belt apple pie... the pies are made by machines, mass produced, and the company really doesn't care that they forgot to add recommended baking instructions on their pies.
Now I admit, I LOVE APPLE PIE. Hence why I purchased their product in the first place. I couldn't care less that a robot made the apple pie, I am sure it will taste great as long as it is baked properly.
Thus I am giving their company TWO THUMBS DOWN because of their lack of proper baking instructions. I don't care if it turns out to be the best apple pie I have ever eaten (which I doubt as it looks pretty generic), they should at least have the decency to list recommended baking instructions on the packaging.
Gaudet Sweet Goods Inc. is based in Acton Vale, Quebec. Shame on them!