I accidentally put sambucca in my pie crust instead of vodka. Will it ruin the taste of my pie crust

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    Welcome to SA! I need to hear the story of how you accidentally substituted these. Just for my own education.
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Sep 3, 2022 at 22:27

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It will add a taste of sambuca (as opposed to vodka's neutral flavour) and lots of sugar, which might affect the texture of the pastry a little. But if the dough came together and felt normal it should still bake decently. The vodka's role in the recipe is to reduce gluten formation, and the alcohol in the sambucca means it will still achieve that purpose.

Whether it will 'ruin' the taste depends on your preferences and what else you are putting in this pie.

  • It’s an apple pie. Will that be ok? Thank you for your answer. Commented Sep 3, 2022 at 21:04
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    @ReneeLennon It will be an apple pie with a crust that probably tastes somewhat of sambuca. I, and other users here, are not the ones eating it, so our opinions are not the relevant ones (and StackExchange doesn't take opinion-based questions anyway).
    – dbmag9
    Commented Sep 3, 2022 at 21:31
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    Commented Sep 3, 2022 at 21:33

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