All my life I've pretty much have been turned off by the pies my mother buys in the supermarkets.
The pastry is okay, but the pie filling could best be described as pieces of apples suspended into a blob of fruit-flavored goop. It almost has the consistency of very very thick mineral oil or castor oil. I just don't like this.
It's hard to describe but it's sort of the same semi-gelatinous stuff you get when you bite into a cheap jelly doughnut.
I guess I'm looking for something that would have more of a natural fruit, jelly or jam feel to it rather than goop. Am I the only one whom feels this way? Is it the cornstarch that is doing this? Looks like I will need to start making all of my pies instead of buying.