SP Making Apple Pies

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© Andrea Petersen

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She is like the merchant's ship: she bringeth her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14

What is more American than apple pie? To be honest I don't make them very much otherwise I would not be able to fit into my clothes:) I picked enough apples off the tree today to bake two pies. .We planted the tree years ago from Michigan Bulb but don't know what kind of apples they are...You might notice a slight blur where the mixing spoon is moving in my hand as I am sprinkling the crumble crust mixture over the top of the apples. Here is the recipe...Enjoy!!!

From Reader's Digest
"Like Grandma Used to Make"
( Recipe for 1 pie.)
"Cinnamon Apple-Crumb Pie"

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
6 cups thinly sliced, peeled, tart cooking apples
1 store-bought pie crust
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. In a large bowl,
stir together the ½ cup brown sugar, the 1 tablespoon
flour, ¾ teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the
cardamom. Add the apples; toss until apples are coated.

2. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pie crust. Trim crust to ½ inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra crust and crimp edge. Spoon the apple mixture into crust. In a medium - size bowl,
stir together the 2/3 cup brown sugar, ½ cup flour, and the remaining ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in the butter. Sprinkle over the apple mixture.

3 Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples
are tender and crumb topping is golden.
Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*I baked the pies for 1 hour to get the apples
done enough. After I took the pies out of
the oven, I sprinkled golden ground flax
seed over the top of the crumble crust...which was not in the recipe. The flaxseed gives it extra flavor I think, but that is entirely optional.

30 responses

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    yes please!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    I like to taste please!!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    This is a great photo, I love the tone you used on it. I know that is work picking the apples and making pies out of them! BTY - what variety of apples are on that tree? I'd love to have the recipe for your pies : )

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    Your photo is as American as apple pie, great one. Ummm more pie!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    Yummm! Thank you for including your recipe! Great shot!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    just to let you know, i can eat lots of that!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (6 Nov 2009):

    Not to make you hungry or anything like that but I just had a midnight snack and it was yummy. there goes my diet(:

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    I'll help you to get rid of the apple pie and stay on track with whatever diet you're on. Apple pie is health food though.. Great self portrait!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    The American Flag is the perfect background for your SP today. They say nothing is as American as apple pie. A wonderful SP and entry. I would gladly take one of those pies off your hands. LOL.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    I was so interested in that pie you are making for me that I almost didn't see the American flag! Brilliant shot. Never would have thought about flax seed on apple pie.

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Is there room for one more! Great shot!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    This photo could not be any better! The pie,of course, all American and that Flag! I love your apron. so much! YOur hair net..it all works. Very nice job!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    If I could fave this more than once I would!

  • Yvonne Roberts

    Yvonne Roberts (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Love the nostalgic feel of this image, the softness and warm light.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    What a background: Old Glory! I agree with what everyone has said. Now, perhaps I will replace one of the ovens in our house. None of them is working (except the toaster oven)!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Hmmmm..looks delicious,,great compo,,thanks for the recipe too

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    WOW!! I'm hungry!! Excellent SP and entry!!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    I'd like to say I'll try this recipe but I'm sure it won't look like yours... lol.. but I looooove apple pie. It's my FAVVVVV

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    That looks very yummy, a great entry, and sp!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Oh my, this is just wonderful Andrea!! The sp is so gorgeous and so "you", and the recipes sounds like something I'm going to have to try!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Excellent! I love the color in this! The color & clothing give this a wonderful timeless feel!

  • ~Tizy ~

    ~Tizy ~ gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    My mother made appel pie yesterday , too :) . American Pie :) favourite

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Yes american pie..love this..

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Yum! Betty Crocker, eat your heart out! There is nothing that could ever beat a wonderful fresh apple pie. I love your SP.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    I agree with Leslie. Sure makes me hungry. Beautiful SP and great entry.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    I love the glow.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 Nov 2009):

    Thanks to everyone for your kind words..Ice cream? Sounds good, Debrah but I prefer apple pie just plain,

    which is sweet enough by itself. Nice suggestion though.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    Love this one, Andrea! Love the way you composed the photo! I'm hungry!

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    Warm Apple Pie - Cold Vanilla Ice Cream... Yesh please....

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    This is great. Awsome for theme. dp

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