Day 184: Snow White Pie


Please notice my beautiful lattice crust. Kit helped me.

Okay, this blog has very little to do with Snow White except the fact that she does not abide by even the most lax of health standards while baking apple pie from scratch.

There are no bird feet nor droppings in my pie!

We found an apple tree on our property and Kit believes it might be a wine sap variety.
Red peel, sweet and wonderful to bake with too!

I have a ton more apples I need to put up and freeze. This has been an awesome year for apples!

How did it do after baking?


The original recipe said to bake it for an hour on 375, which was way too high.

It tasted even better than it looks. I made another apple pie (not quite as pretty) right afterwords because Kit loved it so much. There is one piece left in the fridge.

I have written down and will keep this pie recipe for sure.

I did use coconut oil for the crusts. It worked very well because it was partially solidified. This is definitely key, much like butter or lard having this element cool or cold will make for a more malleable crust.

Day 162: Sister Pie


My sister had her birthday at the end of Septmber too and I loaded her down with Hello Kitty gear and a pie.

This is an apple peach cinnamon pie.
I’m not big on pie but my parents and sister said it was the bomb.

I was running short on time so I used canned pie filling (I felt bad) but I made up for it by making my own crusts.

I used two different recipes for the two crusts. The bottom used lard but it was last of my lard so I improvised and used coconut oil for the lattice top.

I have never done a lattice top before…it was challenging. I want to do a true woven lattice next time.
I kinda want to make a snow white apple pie….just once.