Yes. Good ole’ apple pie. The very essence of America.. or so they say.. along with baseball and selling lemonade as a kid and liberties and rights and what not. 🙂
I am not an especially big fan of apple pies.. but apple a la mode is a very satisfying dessert. 🙂 And if you’re having a BBQ…well, then you need to have an apple pie! Duh.
I have been wanting to bake pies all summer and I have made a few already (Buttermilk Pie, Blackberry Cream Pie… okay I lie. Only two pies, but whatever.) and for whatever reason I haven’t made an apple pie yet.. 🙂 I really wanted to make a double crusted pie. Streusel toppings are fun.. but not as special as a lattice-top pie or something cute like heart cut outs. 🙂
Baking apple pies are fun! I was a little bit worried about the whole lattice top pie.. but it was actually quite easy to do! 🙂 I didn’t brush the tops of my pies with egg whites.. so they didn’t come out as pretty as I would have liked them to be. 😦 Oh well, next time!
Also, I want to try a different top crust next time. I am thinking of cutting out little hearts and putting them in rows across the top. Can you imagine it? How freaken CUTE would that be?! 😀 Or maybe some stars or circles.. or leaves? It is almost (well… not that we really experience fall in LA) FALL! 🙂 OOO. As much as I love summer.. I really LOVE fall! I can’t wait for pumpkin pie, persimmon cookies, and gingerbread cookies! 🙂 Yum yum!
Oh yes. Some sad news… apparently I broke my memory card.. and my camera doesn’t work without one. So.. no pictures for awhile. 😦 I still have one more post (on cookies!) to post.. but until I get a new memory card.. there shall be no more pictures! 😦
BOO. I’m really sad because I made some freaken cute pecan pie pie pops (imagine tiny pies on a popsicle stick!) and bourbon peach hand pies (imagine pies that fit in your hand!). SIGH. Oh. And homemade savory and sweet pop tarts (pesto and nutella, respectively).
Well.. I assure you that I will order that new memory card very soon and I will be back in action in no time! 🙂