All-American Apple Pie

I decided today to make apple pie with all the apples I’ve received in my weekly fruit and veggie package. As much as Physics Goddess makes fun of me for it, I even made the crust.

A couple notes. The rolling pin is one I treasure. It was carved from one block of wood that I believe used to be the float in the well at The Yellow Nunnery and was carved by the original caretaker.

The cinnamon is wonderfully potent and from my friend’s spice company—Spice Hound. The vanilla is homemade with two sliced vanilla beans in a bottle of Absolute. It might be a little old, but now that I’m cooking/baking more, it should disappear soon.

The pie dish I bought at a pottery/coffee shop in Bozeman, MT. Physics Goddess and I spent so much time taking photos and talking to the thrower from NH, that I felt compelled to buy something, and I loved the two-tone pie dish.

I was too lazy to make the cinnamon rolls that Mom and Meme would have made from the leftover pie crust. I regret that now.

I forgot to add the dots of butter under the top pie crust. I don’t regret that.

The last photo I added because it shows the cute salad tossers I picked up in Ireland. And they are in a container I bought a decade and a half ago in Columbus, OH before I went out to the leather bar. Ask me about that sometime.

Funny, I seem to acquire kitchen tools with stories. Or everything I have comes with a story. Hard to tell.

Not just pie, but I made dinner. Roasted root veggies and Parmesan crusted chicken. I amazed myself and TOFKAMI, whom I torture with my culinary experiments because he is too polite to say anything if it turns out bad.

Outcome of the pie? Fabulous, as expected!


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by H. on April 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Looks yummy!


  2. Posted by breadwild on April 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    As much of a culinary genius that I think I am, the perfect pie crust alludes me. Pie crust skills are not genetic. If so, I would have inherited my Mother’s magical gifts. She must have been kissed by the Gods of flaky crusts, but they just spit on me.

    Looks wonderful. Wish I’d been there to sample (how much does FedEx charge for pie?)


  3. Posted by iDad on April 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    See, I told you…pie are round.


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