"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Monday, April 13, 2009

Apple Pie 101

Everyone has their own favorite recipe for apple pie. I will share a few pointers from mine. First, use tart apples. I always use 6 or 7 large Granny Smith apples. Along with the juice from 1 whole lemon, I also use a combination of brown sugar and white. A sprinkling of cinnamon is a must. I also add flour as a thickening agent. Afterward, I dot the top of the pie with butter and finish with a top crust and voila! The recipe for the crust is listed under the pecan pie post but you can certainly use a pate brisee. I rarely ever measure when I'm baking etc., but if you would like the recipe for the pie filling, leave your email address and I'll send it to you.
Remember the Victory Gardens of old? Well, if you are too overwhelmed to create a vegetable garden, plant some fruit trees. Everyone has time for that. It won't be long before you have your own apple pies.


  1. Looks mouth-watering delicious, especially if topped with Bird's English custard :)
    The Victory Garden with Roger Swain, how I loved that PBS show !
    Would love to have your recipe Donna, you have my address....
    Thanks I'll enjoy trying it .

  2. That pie is too pretty to cut...but cut we must! I'd like mine alamode, please.

  3. Love the apple pie - great crust..

  4. I would love your recipe! The pie looks so yummy and I have a couple of apple trees already!


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