Sunday, September 28, 2008

first apple pie of the season

It's that time of year again. Warm spiced cider, pumpkins, brightly colored leaves and apple pie.
If summer is my favorite season then fall is a very close second. It's a wistful time of year where you lament the things you didn't get done during the warmer days of summer.

But a warm slice of apple pie with melty vanilla ice cream makes it all better, no?

I use Martha Stewart's Old Fashioned Apple Pie recipe. Of course I modified it a bit, using a combo of Granny Smith and Gravenstein apples. I also added about 1/2 cup of caramel sauce to the filling (left over from a fresh apple cake that I had made a week earlier).

I encourage you to make the crust from scratch using the Pate Brisee recipe (linked on the same page as the pie recipe). It's really easy and tastes far superior to store bought crust.


ambika said...

Man, I have seen about four or five cooking related posts just this morning & it's making me crave some baked goods! Too bad cooking is one of those things I've never been that great at.

Reese McG said...

I've might have the cooking down but I wish that I was as stylish as you are!

hubby love said...

oh man i totally need to share my family crust recipe with you. no other will do! i am ashamed i haven't given it to you already.