Autumn has come in with enthusiasm to my kitchen and I am loving the creative vibes that I have been able to express with making my first few pies. The first pie we made when we were studying Johnny Appleseed and an apple theme. My Enginerd bought 10 varieties of apples and we compared, contrasted, and taste-testing them all over the week and the using six Golden Delicious apples we set forth to make ourselves an apple pie (my first in baking a pie!). I got the basics of an idea for the pie crust from Young Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie but interestingly for the pie filling it says not to use Golden Delicious! We found the basics of a good pie filling from Apples by Jacqueline Farmer (a new science supplemental reading recommendation from Memoria Press Second Grade book list).
The first experimental pie was delicious, but not as pretty in my opinion as some pies I have seen. I was delighted with a slice photo I took, but not so much with the overall pie photo. Enginerd suggested that I try to learn to lattice a pie crust in the future. So I set that thought to the side to come back to with the next attempt at a pie. (Instagram embed picture below, you may need to click through the blog to see it properly!)
I made this with kid involvement and it could not be more simple and delightful to make.