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10.08.2008

As American As Apple Pie

What's that supposed to mean? Why is this yummy delectable dessert so intertwined with America...what makes it so...American? Well, apparently the first mention of the dessert was in 1697 in a journal written by a young man from Harvard. However, the coined phrase is not nearly as old. It's just been used since the 60's..."as American as apple pie." It does have a nice ring to it. An article I read on the internet the other day said that apple pie is one of the first culinary dishes America was known for. It's what people from other places would write home about. It is good...who doesn't like a good warm slice of apple pie with a scoop of cold creamy vanilla ice cream? Is your mouth watering yet? Well, I have been wanting to make an apple pie for a while now. I've made pies before, but they've been pumpkin or some out-of-the-box variety. So, last week my good friend, Melissa, gave me her recipe. Last night, after another late night at work, I just needed some peace and tranquility...what better way to achieve that than in the kitchen. Here's what I made...






I think my lattice pattern needs a little work...it's not perfect, but it's yummy!


6 comments...I love comments:

Lori said...

Jenny, that looks yummy!

I made one last week, my first ever. And maybe my last! I think I used the wrong type of apples (I just used what I had on-hand) and only one crust. It was awful!

I think I'm gonna take a shot at a Buttermilk Pie this weekend...

melissa said...

that look awesome lovie!!! good job! And your lattice design looks soooo good...really...better than I ever do!! You are the best...truly the best...i just love u so much!!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Mmmmm, yummy! Wish I could bake an apple pie. I've tried many times and it never tastes as good as I want. Thanks for the photos :)

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

I love love apple pie,,,I want pie now, well apple I just made pumpkin last night, I've never seen pie made that way interesting...did you boil everything first, I've never done that...to bad we don't have taste test throught the net..yummy...hugs and love lisa

~*Mistee*~ said...

OMG, what i would give for a piece of that with a big ole scoop of ice cream on top! Thanks, now i am off to get one from a sleeve at Mickey Dee's.. :0)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I totally meant to just thank you for the heads-up about the Target giveaway, but low and behold I scrolled down to see THIS post. Yummy!!! Now I want apple pie! :)
Carrie