Sunday, October 18, 2015

Apple Pie Sunday!

Today, I made a delicious apple pie!  I am calling it Apple Pie Sunday! 

          My paternal Grandmother used to make pies using only Golden Delicious apples.  In our family, she was the Queen of Pies!  I never thought that I would take over  that title.  But, I guess it is now true.  I'm known for my pies.  I am a seasonal pie maker.  I would never make a pumpkin pie in the spring nor would I make an apple pie in the summer.  For everything there is a time and season and that holds true for pie baking.

Here is the seasonal breakdown of some of my favorites.
Spring:  Maple Pie, Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Buttermilk Pie, Maple Walnut Pie,  March Madness Pie to name a few.

Summer:  Continue with the Strawberry Rhubarb until the rhubarb is gone from the garden.  Blue-Barb Pie, Peach Pie, Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry Pie.

Autumn:  Apple Pie, Apple-Ginger Cranberry Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Squash Pie, Custard Pecan and Date Nut Pumpkin Pie are some favorites.

Winter:   Pies take a backseat to Christmas Cookies, Warm Gingerbread, Cookies, Brownies and Puddings!  But, let's not
forget Pecan and Mince Meat (a maternal Grandmother favorite).

Although I only make my own crust and profess to have several different kinds of crust recipes, I do like the Pillsbury crust which comes in a box!  I can't get away with using it for my family because they are "Kit's Crust Connoisseurs" and can't be fooled. But if you don't have the time to make your own crust from scratch, give Pillsbury a try.  It is so easy and delicious.  Also, it may make the difference by having a freshly baked pie in your house or not!