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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An Apple (Pie) A Day...

Want to come to the apple orchard with me? Grab a sweater, it might be cool on the mountain top, where the orchard is.

Well, it is warmer than I thought it would be, but still a clear cool fall day. Here is a the orchard. (You can click pictures to enlarge for detail)


Is there anything prettier than red apples, green leaves and blue skies?



Instead of picking apples today, let's just grab a bag that is ready for us! We need to get home and make an apple pie for dinner.



Oh yea, now that's what I am talking about! Apple Pie, French Vanilla Ice Cream (with real vanilla bits) and warm caramel sauce drizzled on top....

The Recipe.....I don't really measure so this is approximately the ingredients.

One Pillsbury Pie Dough package from the refrigerator section in the grocery store.
8 Firm Tart Apples Peeled, cored and sliced thin - I used Jonagold.
3/4 cups sugar,
1-2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/4 cup REAL Maple Syrup (my special ingredient)
1-2 Tablespoons Flour.

Mix last 5 ingredients together. Pour into unbaked pie crust that has been placed in a pie pan. Cover top with pie crust. Pinch together top and bottom crust at rim. Make slits in top crust to let steam escape. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cover edge of crust with foil if it starts to brown too much.

Remove from oven. Let cool slightly. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

p.s. Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions on the toile slip cover! I think I am going to do it, but it won't be right away. I have to save up my pennies... I will let you all know when I do!
See You Soon,
Penny

26 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmmm...warm apple pie and ice cream. That sounds so good! Will you save me a piece sweet friend?

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

There's just one word for that...delicious! Thanks for the recipe. We love your secret ingredient around here.

Nancy said...

OOOOH Penny, I bet it's sooo gooood! Seems easy too. I will try this one out! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

Rhondi said...

Visiting an apple farm reminds me of our kids field trips when they were in school.
Please save me a piece of pie. I'll by right over. It looks delicious.
Hugs, Rhondi

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Great minds think alike! I did Apple Crisp on my blog today!

That pie looks so good!

Lee Laurie said...

Penny,
I can't wait to try out your apple pie recipe. It looks so yummy!! Perfect for this time of year. Thanks!

sandra/tx said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe.

We had a neighborhood gathering tonight and met a neighbor, who has a cabin about 10 mins. from Bryson City. I thought of you. :-)

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Penny, Thanks for the recipe, it looks incredible!
Jo-Anne

Desperate Diva said...

Oh yummy yum...!!! I'd LOVE a taste of THAT...:) I looks soooo good..!!

Utah Grammie said...

oh, you are such a temptress! this looks yummo - with a capital yum!
colleen

Janet said...

Penny,

That pie sounds yummy and as a true Vermont Maid I applaud the addition of the pure maple syrup.

This song reminds me of a movie I saw many, many years ago with Robert Mitchum stranded on island with a Nun. Of course my memory could be faulty, lol!

Janet

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I am sure your home smell wonderful!!! Okay I'm going to quit work and stay home clean house and bake pies all day!!
( I wish )
Hugs,
ginger

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I swear, I just gained 10 pounds!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Penny, we have just begun a new exercise and dining routine...notice I didn't say the dreaded "D" word. You are tempting me with that scrumptious pie!

Every Fall we used to take the ferry over to Illinois and go apple picking. So much fun! We made a day of it, with the ferry ride as special as the apple picking and the picnic lunch we enjoyed at Pere Marquette State Park. You brought back great memories, with this post.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Apple pie, my favorite. Looks like you had a good time at a lovely orchard. Karen

Carey said...

I need to make apple pie. We went apple picking on Monday and got lots of jonagolds. Can yo believe...i forgot to buy pie crusts yesterday? Your pie looks yummy. Never tried one with maple syrup in it. Sounds interesting.

Adrienne said...

Oh those are my favorite apples! They are beautiful! I could a-l-m-o-s-t taste them. Your pie looks wonderful. I think I need to make one soon. ~Adrienne~

Suzy said...

It looks so yummy and delicious! Mmmmm I can just imagine the whole house smelling like apple pie - heavenly!

Enjoy your pie day. Suzy

LW said...

That looks so good, I love apple pie for Breakfast, it’s fruit right… so it make a great first meal of the day..

Louise

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Nothing better than NC apples this time of year! and I love Jona Gold. That pie looks scrumptious.

Shellmo said...

It is definitely apple pie time!! Thank you for sharing your special ingredient!! Big hugs!

see you there! said...

Apple pie is a favorite here. I like mine with a bit of sharp cheddar tho. DH chooses ice cream.

Darla

Beverly said...

Yummy!!!

Donna said...

I love apple pie! YUM!

Hugs,
Donna

Sandy said...

Thanks thanks for the reminder. We have a place called Oak Glen, about 40 miles from here, full of apple orchards, wonderful pie, a little petting zoo. After reading/seeing this, I gotta go there this weekend!

That recipes sounds great, I'll have to save it off.

Love the photo above of the couch. Although I kind of like it as is, I know you will do miracles with what you have planned.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I can taste that pie yummy...m...