Pattern will be ready by Monday!
Will never show you the first DRAFT...was not feeling it...
but this morning...YEP, I think we got a pretty sweet pattern design! lol
There is a cycle of events that seem to repeat themselves every year.
Apple PIE making is one of them.
Each year I prepare at least 2 dozen apple pies and load them to
our freezer - when a reminder
of the season just needs a bit of warmth and a little bit of love..
Apple Pies are about LOVE
It is that LOVE that brings the smile to my Davids face when he enters
our home and the sweet aroma of a freshly baked apple pie awakens his senses...
It is the LOVE of the freshest memory of returning home from school
to find my Nanny reaching for the baked pie in the oven, just as I rushed into
her covered porch heading to the kitchen...
It is the LOVE of sharing a PIE anywhere in the world.
This year I canned 24 Quarts....enough for a very deep dish apple pie..
There are 4 cups of SPY apples and spices added to each jar...
And a LOT OF LOVE!
I have tried sending frozen pies in the mail with dry ice...
the cost was over $100.00 for one pie...
I did this for a GREAT AUNT whose dying wish was a whole apple pie
that I had prepared just for her...
She ate every morsel! " I tasted a a lot of love in that pie", she shared with me...
she added " I am taking all that love with me"...And she did...
To this day, every time I take an apple pie out of the oven,
I see the smile upon her face....
As some of my dearest sweetest friends find themselves
all around the world today, I kept thinking "how can I send
something that is full of love?"
I came up with this....
I ordered a bushel of SPY apples,
SPY FOR THE PIE....My Nanny always said they make
the best pies....I also have made them with golden delicious
and macintosh, I have made them with Galas...
but I have to say SPY's make the best pies....
It took us a whole day, David helped peel all the apples while I sliced them
and placed them in stainless steel bowl with 4 tbs of STAY FRESH and lemon juice,
this keeps the apples from oxidation ( turning brown) .
This Clear-Jel is like a refined corn starch, has no taste and has the perfect jel
to keep the apples fresh.
Pour out any water, and then following the recipe of the Clear Jel, add your spices
a bit of sugar, ( I used brown sugar) cinnamon and nutmeg ( only fresh spices)
once it boils, I pour about 1 cup of gel to the apples...
Then seal and give them a water bath for 25 minutes..
What is so wonderful about this canning method of APPLE PIE FILLING,
is that all you need to do is pour out the contents into a pie crust..
I will be included a pound of Tenderflake lard and the recipe
to make the easiest most tender pie crust you ever tasted.
YOU really will get the message
"You're the apple of my pie"
Our newest PAPER LADY, perfect for this season...
Cori made this T-towel as a trade for a couple jars of LOVE...
I think it was an excellent TRADE ....:)
Pattern will be out very soon!
"note, this wee apple pie, well one quart can make 3 little ones"
just for you!
I just had a service man come in, and he said " is that apple pie I am smelling?"
"Yes would you like a slice?" I cut him a hot slice and his eyes were as big as saucers...."When was the last time you had apple pie? I asked..." Real pie?---never"..... Well we certainly changed that....
From the look on his face, I think he liked it. I think he must of thanked me a dozen times....
Yep there is LOVE in the air today....and it came by from an APPLE PIE!