Friday, August 22, 2008

Show & Tell Friday

Welcome to Show & Tell Friday. With cooler temperatures on the horizon today I'm sharing with you my most recent baking delight of Homemade Apple Pie.

Every autumn I buy about 40-60 lbs of apples! Crazy, huh? I peel, core, and slice most of them with my handy-dandy Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicer gizmo. This works great, especially when the apples are still quite firm.

Then the are vacuum sealed for the deep freeze so there will be apples at the tips of my fingers any time of the year. These sealers are great for packaging all kinds of things, not just food items.

So this week, in anticipation of a visit from my mother-in-law, I brought out a package of frozen apples to thaw. The pastry came together great this time (I've taken to cutting in the shortening longer - I'm usually in such a rush).

I don't know about you but lattice topped pies have become my favorite - I've been experimenting lately and I really love the look of them.

I tried something a little different this time. In the past my pies have been overly juicy so I sprinkled a little instant tapioca around the edges before putting on the lattice. All I can say is, "Wow." I'll never make a pie without it again. There just seemed to be so much more substance and it wasn't dried out at all.

I've learned about so many neat treats and treasures at Kelli's Show & Tell so click on over to see the rest of today's displays.

I hope I haven't spoiled your supper! Please subscribe to my blog in the RSS reader. I'll be having a great giveaway soon to celebrate my 100th post.



Kathy said...

A pretty neat contraption. I can imagine you need all the help you can get with that many apples! Pretty pie, by the way!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Hi Jessica, you won my fall giveaway at Country Pleasures so please send me your mailing info. and congrats to you!! Love your blog, love coffee!! I'll be back!

Penless Thoughts said...

The pie looks yummy and what a neat gadget!!!! You are smart to put away all those wonderful apples.

GrumpyAngel said...

Wow! Your pie looks beautiful! My mom always said the eyes eat first, and your pie definitely is pleasing to the eyes and I'm sure to the belly :-)

By the way you have a very pretty blog layout.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Jessica, I like your apple cutter thing-a-ma-jig! I have a apple tree full of apples and I have been just staring at it not wanting to cut all those apples....hmm you gave me a idea!
The pie looks yummy too!

Kelli said...

My mom used to have one of those works great! Your pie is gorgeous!

Carla said...

mmmmm apple pie! Down here in TX apples are very expensive. And apple pie is quite a treat! Yours is beautiful! As is you corer. Nothing like having fruit already for use year round!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I just came here from a link (Kelly's blog perhaps?).

Beautiful blog, I've already subscribed on Bloglines.