Friday, November 8, 2013

Pie Season

It is pie season!

My husband and I meet twice a month with a group of couples from our church. We always start out our time together with a potluck meal. Tonight I brought homemade apple pie!

Being that we won't meet again until December because of the Thanksgiving holiday, we decided to prepare a mini Thanksgiving meal. As I was preparing my pies today I thought about a blog post by hello emma. She completely inspired me to do something fun with my pie crusts. Talk about playing with your food!!

http://emmatrithart.blogspot.com/2013/09/pie-chart.html

Of course, with my grand kids here today my time was limited and I didn't have the desire to use her entire method of cutting beautiful words into the pie dough so I improvised with a simpler method. My technique......using the tip of a kitchen knife to write out stencil-like letters.


I love the way these turned out!! Imagine the fun you can have this holiday season by putting words of inspiration, friendship, silliness - on your homemade pies!

My pie recipe is easy! I use the same method for the crust, oven temperature and time as for my berry pie. The only difference is the filling.

Apple Pie Filling is ~
6 - 8 tart apples, pared, cored and thinly slice (about 6 cups)
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2 T all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon (I love cinnamon in my apple pie so I use more!)
dash of ground nutmeg

Instead of building a lattice style top crust, you will use the full circle of dough. Either cut a few slits in it to release the steam or do something fun and unique with a word or two cut into it!









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