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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

...making apple pie with katie

Apples are on sale here for $1 a bag for 3 pounds.
Naturally, I think "apple pie!" when it reaches this price.
So last night I set out with Katie to make a
crumb topped apple pie.
My recipe for the crumb topping comes from my sister in law Tiffany, which came from her cookbook from ....somewhere. But it's out of this world, it really is! Plus, it helps me not have to make a top crust. I hate making crusts. I make a good crust, I have to admit, but it's not pretty. They break, I can't roll it over the rolling pin nicely, and frankly, I give up halfway through it all.

I dig out my good old trusty apple peeler/corer. I found a Pampered Chef's one at a garage sale for only $5.00 years ago. I only use it like once a year... when I make apple pie.
I put Katie in charge of peeling the apples. I told her "at least 6 cups worth of apples!"

Katie gets a little excited at the thought of a huge long peel that didn't break.

YUUMMMMM! I love apples!

Katie gets tired of standing and peeling (plus it's not holding on to the counter very well, so she moves to the table & is able to sit)

Now, here is where the story gets .....

I put Katie in charge of making the crumb topping. Now, it's only 6 ingredients. Katie grabs her iPod to listen to. She's measuring & singing along to some singer ... I'm folding out my ::gasp:: Kraft's refrigerated pie dough (my first time ever buying pie dough already made!! no lie!).
All of a sudden, I hear a

*chirp* *chirp*

I turn to look at Katie. She's bright red.
I said "what happened?"
she said "uh... I measure 3/4 of a cup of cinnamon instead of 3/4 of a teaspoon"
Excuse me while I say what was going through my mind:
"*$&%@:# KATIE!! What were you thinking? Where's your common sense?"

Now, that was going through my mind. I did get a little peeved at first, but then I tried to scoop out some cinnamon (hey, 3/4 of a cup is a LOT of cinnamon!)....
and I made her do it all over again.

Let's just say she wasn't happy with me,
and some foot stomping was involved.

In the end, it turned out just perfect.
Very very delicious! A little heavy on the cinnamon.
Hey, a momma can't watch her girl ALL the time!


  1. LOL!! Oh that is so funny. Okay, so tell Katie this story, It will make her feel better. When I was 15 I was making chocolate chip cookies. I wasn't paying attention and accidentally switched the sugar and the salt measurements, though I didn't figure it out till I tried my first cookie. I thought I was going to be sick. I had to throw away the entire batch. At least her mishap was fixable. :)

  2. That looks sooo good! I wish I had a slice. Katie-- hahah, what were you thinking?? She def needs to spend more time in the kitchen with you if she thinks any pie calls for 3/4 cup cinnamon.hahah:)

  3. Can I say you have the cutest handwring! Poor katie! lol. Glad you were able to fix it though, it looks delicious!

  4. That is awesome! Enough cinnamon to last through the millennium!

  5. Oh, man. I'd probably be thinking the same thing. "3/4ths of a cup? Of cinnamon??? What were you thinking?!" But even with all of that, look how beautiful it is. I'll bet it was very tasty too.


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