Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Treasures and Trinkets Thursday! - Our Fall Apple Pie from our Orchard Apples

Time for Treasures and Trinkets Thursday...
Link up anything that makes you happy, a craft you've been working on...whatever!
I am SO not picky!

I promised I would show you what we did with these apples
from the orchard.....

I made an apple pie!
Actually, the guys around here said it was the best one
I have ever made!
(maybe they just said that to butter me up to bake some more)

Anyway, here's what I did...

First I peeled and sliced those beauties up!
(you can put them in a bowl of water with a little lemon juice
if you're afraid they'll turn brown....I was working so fast, it wasn't a factor)

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

I put my bottom pie crust in my 9" pie pan....
and yes, I did cheat, I used the Pillsbury Pie Crust.
I'm a busy mom here....I have to cut myself some slack on occasion.
(don't hate me, ok?)
(please ignore the brown spots on my crust...I dropped some cinnamon!)

For the filling I mixed up.....

6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium...but I used three HONKIN' sized apples~ lol)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

~ Can't ya just taste that sugar and cinnamon? ~

After it's all mixed up
just pile it in your pie crust.

Put the top crust on, fold the top crust edge under the bottom one
and crimp....just like grandma used to do.


Here's where I did something a little different.
Usually you just poke 4 holes in the top....
well, I couldn't just poke a hole in my bee-u-tee-ful pie,
so I did this instead.....

Instant fall!

See how the edges of the cookie cutter, just gently cut
the pie crust.  It's all the way through in some spots
to allow the steam to come out, but not all over.
Yeah, yeah,  I poked the four holes in it too, but
you have to admit they are prettier with the leaf pattern around it!

I ALWAYS cover the edges of my pie with foil,
 so they don't over brown while baking.
I remove them for about the last 10-15 minutes of baking time.
Oh and you bake it for about 45 minutes total.

Here she is warm and bubbly out of the oven.

See how the leaf opened up during baking...

This pie lasted only one day...
and it was yummy with ice cream!


This has put in the mood to bake again...
gonna go see what I can get myself into!



ShabbyESP said...

That pie looks yummy!!!!
Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love the leaf on top! Homemade pie is so perfect for fall! XX!

afistfullofweeds* said...

I just made some banana bread, Homemade too!! I can smell your pie!!!!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I'm not a huge pie fan, but it sure looks pretty and I'm sure it WAS delicious!
ps Your momma's cupboards are coming right along. so far 5 coats of primer on the bumble bees!

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

WEll. THAT'S embarrassing. I'd remove if I could. The linky thing just kept linking around and around instead of returning me here. I have no idea what happened, or why this kind of stuff always happens to me. Blush.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Missy!

Oh YUM!!! Troy has been dropping not so subtle hints that an apple pie would be a really nice thing! LOL Guess I will break down and make one!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Missy~ that looks fabulous! And thanks for sharing the cookie cutter idea~ looks so cute!

Angela Richardson said...

Apple Pie and icecream.mmmm.... you made my mouth water!
Warm cinnamon smiles, Angela.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh Missy....Looks so good! That was a really high pie! I love the leaf design steam holes! I always use the pie crust from the dairy dept. I like it better than homemade myself. Why put myself through the agony of rolling one out? I would love to have a piece right now...I have been sick since Sunday with a major chest cold...cough * cough. I could use some "comfort" food. Have a great day!~Hugs, Patti

Kelly said...

Oh goodness, I just did an apple post yesterday too! I LOVE the leaf print you made in the top of the pie. Just gorgeous!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

That looks sooooooo good!
My mouth is watering!
I may just have to go down to the orchard and get some apples to make this wonderful pie!

Smiles, Dolly


Wow! Your pie looks delicious!!! Love the cookie cutter cut in the top!
~ Julie

Denise said...

Hello, My first visit with you .Enjoyed your blog .Please drop by for a visit with me.Thank you for showing your easy steps.You did make it look so easy but I know it won't be as easy as you made it seem.YUMMY. Thanks again

Anonymous said...

YUMMO! I know what I'll be doing later today. Sounds like a recipe I already have everything for. I can't believe you didn't save me a piece...Have a fun weekend, Patty

High Street Cottage said...

Missy, I missed the link up party some how. I'm so sorry, grrrr, The pie looks soooo yummy! I'll try to link up on Thursday , hope you'll stop by for the giveaway, xoxo tami

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