We’re having a blast with the Fall Lovers Series and hope you are too! If you missed day 1 or 2, click here and here, because you wouldn’t want to miss out on the Anti-Wreath or Fancy Mantle posts.
I love fall foods. Perhaps I just like the fact that summer is coming to an end, routines are back, and fall foods are comfort foods in my book. We got home Saturday from a week at the beach and since it officially marks the end of summer for us, I made a roasted chicken, mashed potatoes (my favorite food), corn, stuffing, biscuits, gravy… it was so yummy!
I have many foods that are a Mangin family fall tradition, but one is kind of famous… my apple pie. It has to be baked for the Eagles’ opening game every year. We actually make an apple pie like once a week all fall!
Monica’s “Famous” Apple Pie
So, my pie is nothing special. Actually, it’s right out of a Betty Crocker cookbook we got as a wedding present, but it’s a never fail recipe for sure. Anyone can handle this recipe… even the hubs makes a mean pie now!
(Sorry about the old TO jersey… we’re too cheap to buy new jerseys all the time!)
An insider pie maker tip… Get yourself one of these bad boys from the Pampered Chef. I love it! Cores and slices the apples so easily. I’ve used generic ones before… blah! This cuts like butter! Check out our sidebar for Jen’s info if you want to get one. She’ll hook you up!
Here’s the secret recipe…
Here’s where the fun begins… the crust!
Ok… get ready to be amazed and wowed and awed…
My Pathetic Excuse for a Decorative Crust…
Haha! I totally had just gotten in the door from running (ugh!) and I had company coming in like 10 minutes. I always do an EAGLES crust for the first game, so I started on the crust totally forgetting I was planning to blog about it, so this is real life people…
I ran out of room for the S so we were cheering for the EAGLE not EAGLES!
One fun thing I usually do, when I want to make a fancy crust, is to use a marker lid. You can make holes of all sizes and it looks really cute to do a pattern of some sort. For this pie I did nothing cute nor creative!
You just pop that crust on top and voila… No, I’m not showing you a finished picture for two reasons…
1. It looked atrocious
2. We ate it before I remembered to take pictures
Well, after showing the world my ugly crust, I think I’ll go eat a piece of humble pie…
We made the pumpkin hot cocoa last year and it made me gag. The texture was SO WRONG for a drink. Keep us posted on what you all think when you make it (for what it’s worth, I make my own pumpkin puree so that might have been part of the problem).
Ladies this is brilliant you are making me fall in love with fall even more than before and now I want to bake a gorgeous pie!!!! Delish!