Last night our friend, Heather, and her three boys came over for dinner. For dessert, I wanted to try and make Apple Pie, and what better guinea pigs to have than 3 boys (4, including Ben)! They ate the pie right up (served with homemade vanilla ice-cream) and wanted seconds! Ding, ding, ding! I've found my favorite food to make... pie! How traditional...
As my hubby knows (because I've talked about it way too much in the last two days) I'm very proud of this pie. So apple pie is much easier than I anticipated. The crust is so simple!
A few days before making the pie, I went out and bought a pie pan, pasta cutter (to cut my dough for the lattice top) and a pastry blender. These were all very inexpensive purchases that I know I will use many times in the future. (Saving those 'pennies on the platter' to stay true to the theme of my blog!)
This season is my favorite because of the weather, colorful leaves, and most importantly because of Honey Crisp apples. These apples are only in-season during the Fall and are the best tasting apples you will every try. They are PERFECT for apple pies, so I picked some up at the store. What a big surprise it was when I saw that the bag of apples I bought were from an orchard in Belding, MI -- my hometown!