Saturday, October 24, 2009

Apple Pie

Last night my Mother wanted me to make an apple pie for my Grandfather, which for me is another very fall dessert. I was going to take a picture this morning, but before I could get one taken, the pie was completely gone. I can say that it was very delicious, since my family was nice enough to save me a slice. I thought I would post the recipe that I used.

Sarah's Fall Apple Pie:
10 fresh apples, peeled & sliced, length wise
2 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground Jamaican allspice
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tbsps brown sugar
1/4 tsp stevia

Crust: (for 9" pie pan)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1 pinch salt
1 tsp baking soda or powder
3/4 to 1 cup warm water
1/4 cup vegetable oil, optional

Preheat oven to 375. Mix all filling ingredients first to allow the flavors to mix together & let sit. Mix all dry ingredients for crust first, then the water & oil(?). Roll the dough out, then lightly oil the pan, if you didn't add oil to the crust batter. Press the dough into the pan, then place in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, depending upon how brown you want your inner crust to be. After browning inner layer of crust, remove & pour in apple filling, then place top layer of crust over the apples, crimping sides when done. Place back in oven for 40-55 minutes, depending again on how brown you want your crust. When pie is baked to satisfaction, let set for a short while, then serve with favorite topping or on its own merit.

Although I didn't get any photos of my pie, I found one that looked just about as delicious as my pie.

I hope you enjoy it as much as my family & I did.
God bless,
Sarah Grace

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn Thoughts

I think autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. The beauty of the leaves turning colors on the trees. The sound of the leaves crackling a wonderful harmony beneath your feet. The sight of the birds flying south in pursuit of warm & toasty resting place. The hot apple cider with its rich spicy aroma. The sweet taste of the maple syrup from the mighty maple trees. The taste of pumpkin pie & turkey that reminds me of family, both here & gone. All these things are what fall means to me.

I went looking at photos of the beauty of fall & found some wonderful images of what I think of when someone says autumn to me & I thank the Lord that He gave us eyes to see the beauty that is around us.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hello To All

Hello to everyone. As you can see this is my first post on my first blog, so please bear with me. I have wanted to start a blog for a long time, but have never had the courage to do so before. Now I am ready to give it a go & see what happens.
God bless,