Autumn Apples...

21 November 2011

The smell of spices and of fresh baked goods in the oven... these are the scents of fall.
One of the blessings of this beautiful fall season is the sweet apples that are in abundance. So many delicious things can be made from them, combining their sweet flavor with spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. One of my favorite apple treats, which is also delight to make, is apple pie.
After trying a few different recipes, this one is certainly my favorite...

~Apple Pie~


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg white
  • Additional sugar


  • In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.
  • Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
  • Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
{I found this recipe from Taste of Home}

I prefer "criss crossing" my top layer of dough, as I enjoy the style of it. I do this by cutting my dough into long, even strips, then one by one overlap and tuck them under each other.

Ready for the oven...

The finished project...

~Simple. Sweet. Pure Delicious.~
May this recipe be a blessing for you and your family, as you gather during this fall season and cherish the gifts that the Lord has blessed us with!

In Christ,


About the author...

Shannon is a 16 year young lady who loves the Lord with her whole heart, and strives to live every day for His glory . She has been blessed with a wonderful family, the gift of being homeschooled, and gives thanks for the wonderful life that the Lord has given her. Her desire is to be a homemaker {if that is the Lord's will for her life}, and strives to use each day to prepare her heart and hands for that task.She prays that the Lord would use her as a vessel for His kingdom and that her life would shine His love. She blogs at A Bright Light In A Dark World .

1 epistles:

  1. I love apple pie! My older sister is really good at making them too :). Thanks for sharing the recipe, Shannon!


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