Saturday 18 November 2017

Care for Some Apple Pie?

Hello!  I just thought I'd post about some pie that I have made a bit ago.  
There is something comforting about apple pie.  

I made these pies with fresh apples (through most of the year I use homemade applesauce).  
I just cut up lots of apples, tossed them in a bowl with some cinnamon and arrowroot powder and filled the pie shells.  No, I don't add sugar.  

The pie shell is just a basic recipe. 

I measure out "some" flour, add a generous pinch of salt, then add in cold butter until it's nice and crumbly and the butter is in little pea sized balls (or smaller).  
 I use a pastry cutter to do the butter part.  
Then I add enough cold water to make a ball and then let it sit a few minutes to "rest".  
I don't put it in the fridge...but I know it's better that way.  I just don't like to wait that long.  

Then I roll it out on a floured counter and fill the pie dishes.  
I was blessed with some lovely ceramic ones with coloured bottoms.

One of my favourite parts of making pies is adding designs on the top. :)  
How about you?

I sometimes have to place a sheet under the pies as they ooze sweetness. 
We often eat one pie warm after it's out of the oven, and then the other one cool.  

My husband loves his pie with fresh whipped cream and I must say that it's delicious that way.  
Do you make your own whipped cream?  I never used to, until I found out how easy it is.  
Just put some cream in a bowl, add "some"vanilla, and "some icing sugar" and mix on high until it forms stiff peaks.  
Plus another wonderful thing I learned is that if you freeze the leftover whipped cream it makes great ice cream!....just saying.  

Oh, and I'd love to share with you a wonderful find made at the local free store.  There was this tea pot...all dirty and stained from use.  I brought it home and cleaned it up and now it's my daughter's.  

I have a light blue one just like it, and they sit above our stove together awaiting someones desire for tea.  

Thank you so much for dropping by!  
I pray you have a wonderful day! 

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God's Grace Overflows said...

Oh...pie!! It is that time, isn't it? I've got to make a pecan pie for Thanksgiving. And homemade pie crust is absolutely the best!

That yellow tea pot is super cute. Love the color too.

I hope you have a delightful week!

Hugs & Blessings,

handmade by amalia said...

I'd love some.

Danielle Dunn said...

I love apple pie :) and thanks for finding that teapot for me. :)

Sandy Trefger said...

Yummy! Your pie is beautiful and looks delicous!!
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Margie said...

I'm so glad that you rescued the teapot. It cleaned up well and I love its cheery yellow teapot.