‘The Pioneer Woman’ Star Ree Drummond Gets Called out by Some Fans for Unsanitary Habits

Ree Drummond is the popular star of The Pioneer Woman on Food Network. The blogger and celebrity chef is a fan favorite and beloved by millions. Her hit show is an inspiration to many viewers every week that get motivated to try out the delicious recipes she shares with fans. Recently, when the cable network shared an apple tart recipe on Instagram, some viewers pointed out some unsanitary habits Drummond had while prepping.

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Ree Drummond makes an apple tart

Drummond makes homey meals that everyone will enjoy. The way The Pioneer Woman cooks is wholesome and enjoyable. Her show is all about bringing the family together to appreciate each other’s company while grubbing on delicious food.

As the holidays are approaching, many people are looking for ideas on what to make for family and friend events. FoodNetwork shared an easy recipe for an apple tart that Drummond made on her cooking show. The total time to make is about 30 minutes while only 10 minutes preparing.

Making the apple tart is relatively easy from the recipe online which indicates to first preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

“Place the puffed pastry rectangles onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add the sugar, salt, and lemon juice to the apples in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Allow to sit for a few minutes,” reads the second step.

Next up, fans need to place the apple slices on the pastry rectangles and have them overlap — leaving the juices behind. Once this is done, it needs to bake “until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.”

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Why are the Food Network fans calling out Ree Drummond?

After the cable network’s official Instagram account posted the video of Drummond making the apple tart, some fans point out some unsanitary habits. The viewers had an issue with the way the star squeezed the lemons in her hands.

“When are people going to STOP squeezing LEMONS in their hands?? SO unsanitary!!! Use a lemon press?!?! Jeez,” the fan mentioned.

Another fan jumped in and pointed out that “as long as your hands are clean,” it should not be an issue.

“And if [you’re] eating it, wouldn’t that be just fine. Some people got nothing better to do,” another follower defended Drummond.

The original poster came back and added, “I was also thinking of the waste- half the juice is on your hand?? Just sayin’.”

In another comment found, another fan pointed out that Drummond was cooking with her rings on.

“Rings off when cooking!! That’s not clean!! Come on y’all supposed to be big time!! Y’all should know better!!! Ppl are watching!!” the fan pointed it.

A fan would reply to the latter comment saying, “My parents never remove their rings either. I think its okey to not do so for family.”

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Ree Drummond is fearless

Drummond is fearless and always does things that get her out of her comfort zone. The Pioneer Woman star recently ventured into acting and made her debut on Candy Coated Christmas. Drummond played a baker, which was right in her realm of expertise.

“Any initial nerves I felt about joining this project completely melted away when I stepped into the sweet, charming world of Peppermint Hollow!” she said in a press release for the movie earlier this year.

Candy Coated Christmas is now available on the discovery+ streaming service.