Monday, October 19, 2009

Apple Season

I love fall. I love the crisp days. I love the color of the leaves. And I love to bake with apples!

I volunteered to bake an Apple Cranberry Pie for a charity auction a few months ago, and this was my month to deliver a sweet treat. I like to make my Apple Cranberry Pie because it's just a fun twist on a traditional apple pie. I've had this recipe for ages and it's never failed me:

• Take 5 Golden Delicious apples, peel and cut into 1/2 inch slices

• Mix with 2 cups of cranberries

• 1 cup of sugar

• 1/3 cup of flour

• 2 tbs of melted butter

• 1/2 tsp of ginger (I never seem to have ginger so I just toss in a bunch of cinnamon)

Dump it all in your unbaked pie crust then take a second crust and make a pretty lattice pattern. I like to brush my top crusts with some melted butter to give it a nice baked look. Plus, let's be honest here, butter just tastes good.

The hubby requested an apple pie as well. I wanted to use up the rest of the cranberries but he really doesn't like cranberries. Since he was in the garage changing the front light bulb on my car, I figured I could make the pie he wanted.

Serve warm with ice cream and enjoy! We did!


IdahoGirls said...

Ohhhh Meg! That looks amazing. Save me some for when I come in November will ya? Do you make the pie crust too? I am so impressed.

Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

They're beautiful Meg! Nice work! I'm curious too -- do you make your pie crusts? I've never made my own before...maybe this is the year! If I do it, I know I'm using the Apple Cranberry Pie recipe for sure!!!

Sara K. said...

Gorgeous and scrumptious looking. I am VERY impressed Megsy!