Thursday, September 22, 2011

I made pie!

When I asked my husband to bring home apples, I meant bring home APPLES.  Bags and bags of fresh-from-the-farm apples so I can make apple butter, apple sauce, and pie.  Well, today he brought home apples all right, four of them.  So instead of embarking on "The Great Pie Adventure" I decided to try my hand at a small one. A little six-inch mini pie with a lattice crust, to be exact.  This is a first ever for me since actually eating pie has never been my thing.  Truth be told, I always thought pie was the liver of desserts.  I mean it's crust with hot, soggy fruit.  There is something about limp fruit that I never find particularly appealing.  BUT, lest the pie fanatics try to hunt me down and hit me about the head and shoulders with a rolling pin, I am beginning to change my mind, and if not totally embrace eating pie, well, then certainly embrace the artistry that comes from its creation. Looking bubbly and delicious (and it actually was!), the recipe I used is Ina Garten's Deep Dish Apple Pie that I cut way down. I used a purchased crust, fitting what I could into the little blue ceramic pie plate and then rolling out the leftover scraps to make the lattice. This was my first ever lattice crust, so I'm pretty proud!  

Here it is prior to going into the oven brushed with cream and sprinkled with sanding sugar.

If I can do it, so can you!

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~~louise~~ said...

What a gorgeous pie, Patti! I may try my hand at pear pie today. Wish me luck!!! Not everyone is as talented you know:)

Thanks for sharing...

P.S. Tomorrow is National Pot Pie Day!

Vanessa Coppa said...

The lattice crust looks beautiful! How did the store-bought crust taste? I become frustrating while making crusts so I'm tempted to try the store bought crust this year.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I used the Pillsbury refrigerated crust that comes two rolls to a box. It was great! These perfect rounds of crust, are cut to size, and fit beautifully into pie pans. The trouble I have with making my own crust is that I'll roll it too thinly (so I get holes), or stretch it to get it into the pie plate (wherein it shrinks back during baking), or overwork it (and it gets tough). In a perfect world I imagine homemade is the best. In my world, this reigns!

Unknown said...

I've not tried a lattice top before! You inspired me! I love your blog! I'm your newest follower!

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Pinoy Kitchenette said...

wow! looks super yummy!
may i know what kind of apple is best for doing this?
haven't tried this yet.

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Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Margarita - I used Granny Smith apples. I find them to be the best for an apple pie. Second best, IMO, is the Jonathan variety. Good luck with your pie!


What a gorgeous apple pie, the lattice is perfect, professional! I also love Granny Smith kind of apples for apple pie. I'll be right over Patty for a piece with a cup of tea! Thanks for sharing. Lots of hugs and have a fun sunday.

Icar said...

i'm dropping by for weekday potluck!

more power!

icar of

Gene said...

How I wish I can try and make this. Lovely color of the pie.

Late visit via Weekday Potluck. Here's mine: Baked Cheese in Filo Pastry