Pies, Pies, Pies

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Gloria Baty Ms. Hash Comparison-Contrast Essay 28 March 2012 Mud and Apples Pies, pies, pies. Who doesn’t enjoy a good pie? A good apple pie is very tasty. On the other hand, a mud pie is not edible, but can be fun to make. Apple and mud pies are both easy to make, with simple ingredients, mixing process and baking, but an apple pie is usually made in a kitchen by an adult, whereas a mud pie is made outside, generally by a child, with end results being quite different. A mud pie is made in the yard with sand and water. You can make your own mud by adding water to a sandy spot in the yard or mixing sand and water in a container; sometimes you can find mud in a puddle after a rain storm. After you have your ingredients mixed, you just put them in an old pie tin, small bowl, or sand castle mold, and then let it dry in the sunshine. A mud pie is dry, grainy, and cracks easily. Although a mud pie is not edible, it is messy and fun to make. Apples pies can be made with sweet or tart apples, either of which makes a delicious pie. Apples are peeled, cored and cut into thin slices, mixed with flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. This mixture is enclosed in a double crust and baked until golden brown and bubbly. This makes the pie have a flaky, buttery crust on the outside, while the inside is gooey and sweet with chunks of soft, cooked spiced apples. An apple pie served warm, cold, `al a mode or plain is sure to please. Making a mud pie helps children to learn and develop. Mud is an open-ended material that meets the different needs and interests of different children. A younger child might be into the sensory experience, while older preschoolers are busy making their own mud pies. Playing with materials like mud stimulate creativity and imagination. An apple pie is a typical American dessert that is often served on special occasions like Thanksgiving and

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