First Apple Pie in More than 20 Years
I have become committed to being more frugal with what I have, and getting through my freezer, refrigerator and pantry so that I do not waste so much food and money.
I seem to have an exorbitant number of apples, and I had a box of refrigerated pie crusts that I purchased to make pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving. (I obviously did not accomplish that!). Some of the apples were getting a bit "withered" skins, and the "use by" date on the crusts was four days ago.
Two pie crusts, six apples of different varieties, a tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice, some sugar, a couple of spoons of flour, a bit of salt, ground cinnamon, and freshly ground nutmeg made their way together (with my help) into a new pie plate I found at a thrift store the other day. Into the oven at 450F degrees for about 45 minutes, and this was the result.
It is certainly not the prettiest pie I have ever seen or made, nor was it the tastiest I have had, but it is a nice treat. I prefer my homemade pie crust, and I still enjoy the flavor of Granny Smith apples for my pie. The six I used were Pink Lady, Fuji, and Honey Crisp.
But in my quest to use what I have, and not be wasteful, I did succeed. And I have a bit of something that is a nice change of pace.
It was nice to know that I could still make a pie after two decades of not having done it. I do not want to get into the habit of making more, however, as I do not need the extra calories!
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Copyright ©2015 Coral Levang
Image Credit » Coral Levang, taken with cell phone 1/24/2015