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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What I Love Today...

I am loving a couple of things today. First off, the fabulous weather we are having. I do wish we would get a bit of rain though, as it is awfully dry here. That doesn't stop me from thinking how lucky we are to get this bonus week of loveliness!

The beautiful weather has brought us some delicious apples and my first apple pie of the season. I am trying to shop locally and prepare food as it comes into season. Now we are enjoying the abundant harvest of our many orchards in Minnesota. It is officially apple season here and to kick it off, I am starting with a Mile High Apple Pie. I did not inherit my mother's perfect pie crust making skills, so I use Pappy's Pie Crust Dough. I have included a link under the recipe if you would like to check out their site. I highly recommend their dough, it is better than any other I have tried.

Mile High Apple Pie
Pappy's Pie Crust Dough for 2 layers (I use three rounds, split the third round and add the extra to each of the other two rounds.)
3 pounds tart apples
1 C sugar

3 TBSP flour
dash of salt

2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 TBSP butter

Preheat your oven to 400°. Place a pizza pan or cookie sheet in the oven to catch any drips.
Pare apples and slice thin. Mix sugar, flour, salt, spices and apple slices. If apples are not tart, add 1 TBSP lemon juice. Place bottom crust in 9" pie pan, put apples in and press them down slightly, dot with butter. Place top pie crust layer on top and crimp edges. Prick with a knife in several places on top of crust for steam vents. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to
350° and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender.

Adapted from Pappy's Old Fashioned Apple Pie recipe. 

McIntosh & Honeycrisp Apples and Pappy's Dough

Apples Piled High

Edges Crimped and Pie Bird Added

 There should be another picture here of the pie just out of the oven. Somehow I forgot and almost didn't get this picture of the pie before my family and guests ate it all!

Vanilla Ice Cream on the Side

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I am linking with... The Charm of Home   and



  1. Always good Apple pie.And exactly as you served it with dolop of cream:)

  2. You have a black bird coming out of your pie? That's just beyond adorable.

  3. I love my pie bird. They are an old fashioned idea, however my pie bird is only a few years old. They are hollow and have a hole at the top of their beak where the steam is supposed to vent out. It is to keep your pie from running over. I don't think they really work, but they sure are cute!

  4. I'm SO going to make this...you've got me convinced! Thanks for a recipe I think I might actually pull off!

  5. YUM! I've never made an apple pie before..it's true. This recipe looks great, I may try it ♥

  6. looks so yumyum! I will definitely try the recipe.

  7. That is a beautiful pie! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  8. smelling it! wanting it! now! found you via the HSH party.

    come visit, and there's a little time to enter my giveaway:





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