National Pie Day was last Saturday, and I decided to make a paper bag apple pie. I'm having some Almond Biscotti tea that my friend Margie, from Tea In The Valley sent me recently. Thank you, Margie! Oops, I can see my reflection in the glass of the fireplace!
I'm using my Johnson Bros Friendly Village Ice House teacup. It's perfect for the chilly weather we've been having.
Here's my apple pie, fresh out of the paper bag. I ended up using a Trader Joe's grocery bag, taking off the paper handles, and using paper clips to close it up.
The pie was really tasty, and you can find the recipe here from King Arthur Flour.
Even though I loved the flavor of the pie, I sooooo missed the wonderful smell of apple pie baking in the oven. Smelling a paper bag in the oven is, well...not my cup of tea! I liked the idea of precooking the apples in the microwave for five minutes before placing them in the pie shell. I will definitely do this again because I don't like under-cooked apples in my apple pie. However, I'll be skipping the paper bag method from now on!
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