It seems as though those decorative crusts are all the rage now, and I wanted to give it a try on my classic Apple Pie. It is kind of fun, I just used my oak leaf cookie cutter and my apple cookie cutter. I used red colored sugar on the apples.
Whenever I make apple pies, I always think of my brother-in-law Tom. He loved apple pie. When I brought them to family gatherings, he always tried to take it all for himself. I got so that I brought 2 pies, one for everyone else and one for Tom. Apple Pie was always my Christmas gift to him. Isn't it funny how those little things come back to you as a warm memory after you lose someone? I am so grateful that he was in our lives.
I always make my apple pie filling from scratch. The consensus in our extended family is that scratch is what tastes best. Scratch =Delicious, Canned=Not so good. I already shared how I make my pie filling on this post, but it is pared down a little because there is less room for the filling in that pie. I will now give you the recipe for filling a full Apple Pie! You will want to bake it tomorrow to be ready for Thanksgiving.
If you want to see the making of the top crust, here is a little gallery. Don't forget the crust recipe is here.
You can also see how I decorated a blackberry pie,here.
We will have one more pie post tomorrow, take a break for Thanksgiving, and then we have some amazing Christmas ideas and tutorials in store for you! I am so excited about some of them that I can hardly keep myself from publishing them all at once!
Tomorrow's post is a different spin on pie and one you will want to use after Thanksgiving! So, check back tomorrow. I will wish you a Happy Thanksgiving then!
Don't forget to start your Black Friday Shopping Early and from the comfort of your chair and pajamas! Amazon Deals are already going on. Plus, there are stocking stuffers to be ordered on Oriental trading. Madalynn and I found some great buys on supplies at the Dollar Tree as well! You can click to them right here through my links. I really appreciate it. But, however you do your Christmas Shopping, Have Fun and enjoy the season. (But, don't go overboard!)
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!