photo home-57.png photo meet-kelly.png photo press-16.png photo collaborate-3.png photo jane-recommends.png

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Apple Pie

{ The finished product was so pretty I almost hated slicing it }

I should start out by saying I've been making this apple pie for a while, like 10 years. The recipe, which you can find here, has become like an old pair of shoes that are so comfortable you can't throw them away. Don't worry this pie tastes better than old shoes. I also have some great memories of making this pie.

There was the first time I made it when I was probably 22........

The only thing I had ever baked in my life was pre-made Toll House cookies. I thought this was the next logical step. It turned out ok but I was so worried about making it perfect that the process was very stressful.

Then there was the time it never made it to the oven........

I was at a friend's house and the finished pie was on a tray. I asked my friend to pass me the pie so I could put it in the oven and literally watched in horror as she swung the tray around and the pie slid off  onto the ground. Time stopped and the whole episode happened in slow motion.

Then there have been the multiple times I have made it with my best friend {M}.........

We add wine and gossip to the recipe. Good times xo

{ Cold ingredients make the best pies so I refrigerate my flour and freeze my butter }

{ A recent apple-picking trip was the catalyst for this latest incarnation }

{ I use this recipe for the crust }

{ I like to add brown sugar as well as granulated and cinnamon for the filling }

{ I wish I had smell-o-vision for this photo }

{ Let it sit for at least an hour before you enjoy a slice }


  1. Oh my, oh my, this looks so exquisite! I absolutely love apple pie but I've never made it! I think you've definitely inspired me to whip something of the kind soon. :)

    Thank you for your sweet comment! :) I love your blog and am following you now!

    Hope you'll come and pop by again. :)

    <3 Mandy xx

  2. Thanks so much! I am following you as well. Hopefully we'll chat again soon. K

  3. Yup, I can attest for this pie. Finished off my last piece last night that Kelly made and sent my way :-)