Monday, March 31, 2008

Last Time I Did This, I Went into Labor

I had three apples left after we finished all the grapefruit. What to do? Bake a pie, of course! No matter that there wasn't much time before Sweetheart and I were to leave on our date. There's a reason the phrase "easy as pie" came to be...


My recipe for pie crust is for a double-crust pie. I use the saame recipe for quiche crust as well, so last time I'd made quiche I just wrapped the extra crust up and put it in the freezer. I pulled it out the other day when I was cleaning out the freezer. I thought I'd make another quiche, but the discovery that I was down to two eggs and the apples were starting to work, tipped the scales in favor of an apple pie.



I didn't want to find out I was missing any ingredients, so I just starting peeling and slicing. I added a lot of pumpkin pie spice, the butter that was left on the butter plate, a healthy dash of lemon juice and some brown sugar. I mixed it altogether and dumped (gently folded?!) the lot of it into the bottom crust and topped it with all the little hearts. I sprinkled it with some cinnamon sugar and put it in the oven for awhile. (All that brown in the picture above is the pumpkin pie sice mix, not brown sugar just to give you an idea of how much spice I put in.)



Knowing I didn't have enough to do a full lattice pie, I opted to roll the dough out for the bottom crust and then cut the rest with a cute little heart cutter.





It's not much of an "after" picture, because by the time I remember to take a picture this is all that was left. Grandma and Pumpkin enjoyed some last night while we were on our date, plus we sent some home with Grandma with our thanks for babysitting. Then Sweetheart and I enjoyed some ourselves. Yum.


What are you waiting for? Go bake one yourself!!!

New Reader? This will explain the post's title.

11 comments:

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

What a great idea and it is so pretty.

Note to self... buy apples at the grocery store this week. :)

The Vintage Housewife... said...

HELLO LIL' DARLIN I LOVE YOUR BLOG! YOU ARE SO SWEET AND OOOOH HONEY THE PIE IS TO DIE FOR...THANKS FOR THE TIP ON MY BLOG HOPE YOU WIN.CAT^..^

Kimberly said...

This site may make you drool more than the pie! Man, check out her Baking Center...I'd never leave the kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://warmpiehappyhome.blogspot.com/2008/03/farm-fresh-feeling-of-spring.html

Kelli said...

YUM! I just love the little hearts on top, what a wonderful idea!
Hugs,
Kelli

Gillian L. said...

Those cut out hearts make is so special! What a beautiful pie.

Gillian

Mimi said...

what a delicious and sweet looking pie...
I'll bet pumpkin loved the little cut out hearts!!

Mary Isabella said...

It looks so yummy!!!!!

Kate said...

That is soooooo AWESOME!!! I like to use the little decoration cutters for salads...I never thought of using them for pie...that is just adorable. I had to laugh at your last picture...still looks yummy...and evidently was. ;)

Susan said...

What a GREAT idea with the hearts!

And, I thought you were making an announcement ;)

Hugs...

Kimberly said...

Well....now that you mention it.....
:)
Stay tuned!

Heather Brooke Photography said...

Oh! What a beautiful pie!

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