Daily Archives: November 21, 2007

Exploding Pyrex

I wonder if Martha Stewart ever had a Pyrex dish shatter while she was attempting to make a pumpkin pie from scratch. I doubt it. I’d just put the two halves of a pumpkin in two Pyrex dishes and was dealing with the seeds when I heard an explosion in the oven. I thought it was one of the pumpkin halves, but it turned out to be the 9×13 dish in which it was cooking. Glass shards were everywhere and I had to toss out the pumpkin. I was worried that some of the glass got on the other half and didn’t want to risk anymore ER visits this week.

Of course I looked up “exploding pyrex” on the internet. Here is what I found: It happens, even though Pyrex folks don’t want us to use the word “explode” it happens.

Luckily I anticipated a mishap with the fresh pumpkin and bought some canned pumpkin.  The seeds turned out delicious though.