We have an apple tree at the San Juan Capistrano house. We learned this was the first year it has ever bore fruit. As I was saying goodbye to Liz, the wife-half of our landlords, (They are working and living in Abu Dhabi) she yelled, “Make something fabulous with the apples!” I yelled back that of course I would. However, after buying the ranch and traveling back and forth to Nevada I had lost the time I needed to really create some apple goodness.
Last month Steve and I went out and really cleaned up the trees in the yard, and I finally had a large bunch of apples to use for some baking. Plus, as silly as it sounds, I just really wanted to take pictures in the kitchen. So, I made an apple pie.
Trust me when I tell you I am not a baking blogger. I don’t really share recipes because you could just read the back of the same package I’m using. Seriously, I search other bloggers for my recipes, or I just make stuff up. This apple pie was one of those make up times. Here is what I did:
I peeled and cut the apples, threw them in a bowl, and added a mixture to them. The mixture consisted of brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. I used enough of everything to heavily cover the apple slices. I threw the mixture into a Pillsbury pie crust and baked it in the oven for almost an hour or until it looked done. It was great! I just love pie for breakfast!
My main reason for baking was so I could just be in the kitchen and take pictures of the process and enjoy the pie later. It was fun and relaxing. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you feel inspired to take some time to bake something wonderful.
Now, go bake something! PS Happy Monday, have a great week.