Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TWD: All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie


When I was getting ready to start my Tuesdays With Dorie baking, I asked Josh if he thought he could handle eating an entire apple pie this week – with some help from me, of course. He asked if was just a plain apple pie or apple and a bunch of ingredients he may not like as much.* Actually, he just asked if was plain apple, but the implication was that if it wasn’t a good ol’ pie, he might not be as interested. Lucky for him, the recipe for this week’s selection is All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie. So I made a whole pie and it was huge! And also very delicious.



As of next week, I will have been baking with Tuesdays With Dorie for two years and somehow had only managed to make her Good for Almost Every Occasion Pie Dough once before this month I have now made it three times in as many weeks (though I make it with a hand pastry blender rather than with a food processor as Dorie instructs – just my preference) and I can officially say that it’s very well-liked in this household. The only change I made in the recipe was adding a bit more cinnamon to the filling. Along with cheese, garlic, and vanilla, cinnamon is on my list of ingredients that a little extra is most always welcome.

This recipe rated an 8.5 for Deliciousness and a 4 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.12. Many thanks to Emily of Sandmuffin for a fabulous selection. You can find the recipe here on Emily’s site and visit the TWD site to see how the rest of the bakers like this pie.



*However, last week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection, Caramel Pumpkin Pie, was an instance where an unconventional ingredient (caramel) in a classic recipe made it much better. I didn’t get around to posting last week, so I thought I’d toss it in now. For various reasons, I did not get a slice photo of the apple pie, so at least this post now has a nice slice of pie. A big thank you to Janell of Mortensen Family Memoirs for another excellent seasonal choice!

11 comments:

jillbert said...

Both pies look fabulous! This month was the first time I've made Dorie's pie crust. It was a hit at our house too.

Clivia said...

Your pies looks delicious! You must have lots of natural light in your house.

The Mortensens said...

I'm so glad you liked the pumpkin pie! Thanks for baking along with me. Also, your apple pie looks terrific!

Flourchild said...

Yum it looks very good to me!! Im glad you liked the recipe!

TeaLady said...

Beautiful apple pie. Deliciously brown.

The pumpkin was equally good. Prob become my go to for TG and CM.

Tracey said...

Your pie looks so good Margot! Your crust is perfectly browned. Shane asks questions like that too - where I have to read into the implication, but it's clear :) Glad this one was a hit for you guys, I was a big fan too. I've been baking with TWD for years as well and hadn't ever made this recipe - I was missing out!

Kayte said...

Your pie is spectacular...just beautiful in coloring and everything. Wow. Your pumpkin pie looks equally as delicious. I say you have the pie thing down pat. Mark asked the same thing Josh did about the pie and wasn't all that thrilled with the lemon zest, so guess I won't be doing the lemon zest again unless I want to eat s whole apple pie.

Cakelaw said...

Excellent job on both pies. I can sympathise with Josh and his like of things straight up. Glad he liked this one.

Leslie said...

These both look spectacular! I skipped both recipes (slacker!) partly because both required pie crust and I was just too busy. Your pies look so perfect that I'm now kicking myself for not fitting them in. I'm not a pumpkin pie fan but the caramel might do the trick for me.

Sweet and Savory said...

Both your pies looks scrumptious. You and Dorie can go into business selling pies.
I guess Dorie can do that on her own, really.
OK, so you start a pie business.

JoAnn Freda said...

Pies don't get much prettier than that there apple pie.