Sunday, February 03, 2008

Hmmm... Homemade apple pie...

for lunch.

Well, can you sit in a house filled with steamy apple pie fresh-from-the-oven fumes and not give in to temptation? Especially knowing how warm and gooey the pie is fresh from the oven? We certainly couldn't.

I popped a pie into the oven for dessert, and it was finished less than 30 minutes after it had cooled. Why?

Cause it was yummy!!

First I found a recipe online, and then I took to making my personal changes to it. (I seem to have an aversion to following recipes in their entirety.)

First I chose 6 nice Macintosh apples purchased at our Farmer's Market fresh this morning!

Then I peeled them!


Then I cut them into slices.


Then I placed the slices into the crust. (I used a pre-made crust, because I simply wasn't in the mood to make my own. I always keep one in the freezer for when I lack the motivation to make one from scratch. Wegman's has a particularly good and crispy one, so we used that.)


Next I added the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, butter, and flour.

I used a half cup of vanilla sugar (which is sugar with several vanilla beans, opened of course, sitting in it. After a week or so, you get quite a yummy sugar.) I sprinkled the half cup evenly over the surface of the pie.

I did that same with 3-4 tbsp. of flour, cinnamon to taste, and clove to taste.


Then I splashed about a tsp of vanilla extract over the pie.

Finally I cut up two tbsp. of butter and spread it evenly over the pie.

Then I put the top crust on, sprinkled it with about a tbsp of vanilla sugar, sliced a few slits into it, and added a few apple peels to the top for decoration.


Into a 375 degree oven for 50 minutes, and then.... Voila!



Can you smell the appley wafts?

We were pushed past the point of self control after the pie had wafted it's fragrance for about fifteen minutes. We gobbled it up. Monkey and Otter even ate some! There is no pie left for dinner. :(

Guess I'll have to make another one. ;)

4 comments:

Winnie said...

Mmmm...it looks so yummy. They need to work on transmitting the smell over the 'internet tube'.

Salivating Nama said...

Drool slips down chin. Eyes widen in amazed desire. Mind supplies olefactory memories. Yummmmm.

Coni Nelson said...

Wow - That was better than watching Betty Cracker herself...... I might have to try that - you made it look so easy!!

Coni

Coni Nelson said...

Wow - That was better than watching Betty Cracker herself...... I might have to try that - you made it look so easy!!

Coni

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