Friday, November 29, 2013

The Perfect Apple Pie

  When the recipe is titled The Perfect Apple Pie, it seems like there's a pretty good chance it is going to taste good.

 Thinly sliced Granny Smith apples paired with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  The perfect combination of sweet and tart.

 My secret weapon for adding interest to the top crust.
I found this at TJ Maxx a few years ago.  It's like a giant cookie cutter.  Position it over crust, press and gently pull away.

 a pretty and tasty pie for the fall season.
Judging by the comments of those who ate it, it lives up to it's name.
If you're looking for a perfect apple pie recipe, this just might be the one.  The recipe can be found here

I made this same pie last Thanksgiving too.
Just to shake things up a bit I used the other side of the giant cookie cutter featuring apple shaped cutouts.  This was the result of that pie:

After all of the hours spent preparing for the Thanksgiving meal, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly it is devoured and we are left with a gargantuan pile of dirty dishes and...
happy memories of time spent with our loved ones.
Of course all those leftovers will be very welcome as we set-up Chrsitmas Central here today.

I hope you all enjoyed a happy and memorable Thanksgiving and the upcoming weekend will be a good one.  In the midst of this busy time of year, don't forget to schedule a few moments for rest and relaxation.



  1. That pie top gadget sure creates a beautiful pie! You have described Thanksgiving to a tee. (I am still working on the dish energy for it yesterday.)

  2. Looks so beautiful, Kim, absolutely a perfect pie. xo

  3. Oh my, what a beautiful and delectable-looking apple pie!

  4. Hi Kim!
    What a pretty pie!
    I have not started my heavy-duty Christmas efforts yet. I look forward to seeing yours!

  5. Sweet pie. I bought one of those patterned top thingys and now I'm going to try it. Great idea Kim.

  6. Wow that is one fantastic looking apple pie. I'm going to go check out the recipe.
    That cutout sure gives the pie a fantastic look.
    My thoughts exactly about Thanksgiving. : )
    Haven't started the Christmas decorations quite yet but will in the next day or two.

  7. Your pie looks beautiful, Kim and by all accounts, just as tasty.
    It always amazes me, too, how long it takes to cook a meal and how quickly it's devoured. We've started eating in courses to prolong our time at the table. Seems to work unless the little ones are tired.

    Enjoy your Christmas preparations.

  8. Your pies look fabulous...this year's and last year's. Now I would like your TJ Maxx pastry cutter thingy. Beautiful! Wishing you a blessed advent season.

  9. I can't imagine how loved your family felt when they saw what you created for them, but for sure they knew when they bit into it. At our country fair, you would win a blue ribbon for your pie.
    Hope you had a lovely time adding your magic, as you decorate for Christmas.

  10. Your apple pie looks divine! And the best part is that it was made with a lot of love, too. I'm sure your family loved it!

  11. Hi Kim. Stopping by for a long overdue visit. That pie looks divine and that cut out for the top crust is very cute. He all is well with you

  12. Oops.."Hope" all is well with you!!

  13. With a little bit maple syrup... this is so gooooood! ;-)

    Ville de Québec


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