Fall is my FAVORITE time of year! I love the falling temperatures, the pumpkins, the leaves, everything. I also love the apples. My parents have apple trees so we always have plenty at this time of year. And they are very yummy apples!
Generally, I stick with my usual apple crisp. It's simple and the topping is so delicious. My philosophy is the more topping the better. This year I decided to challenge myself and try an apple pie. I've never been much of a pie baker, with the exception of pecan pies at the holidays. I decided since I was trying something new, I might as well go all out. So I made a homemade pie crust as well. I don't have a dough blender so I made do with a whisk. Tip: the dough gets really stuck in the middle of the wisk!
Eventually, all of the dough came out of my makeshift dough blender. I'll have to add a dough blender to my wish list! The pie came together very well. It didn't look half bad before it went into the oven.
I just didn't know how it would look (and more importantly taste) when it came out of the oven. I'm happy to report it both looked and tasted great!
Hubs won't try the pie. He's picky. He doesn't like the texture of baked apples. So weird! I'm taking some to our neighbor tomorrow so I don't polish off this baby by myself!