I decided to make a pie...apple pie using my mom's recipe. I know, I know, it's not apple "season" but this sounded so good. Hot out of the oven:
The recipe came from the newspaper many, many years ago...I can't give credit where it's due because I'm sure the original is LOOONG gone... It said to cook it in a paper bag, but I didn't. My mom used to. I've done it when they were easier to come by. My grandma tried and I think said a few choice words to my mom when it lit on fire...
about 6 pie apples (I like Red Rome)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 deep dish pie crust
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
Peel, core and cube apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Add 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tsp flour and cinnamon. Toss to coat. Dump into deep dish pie crust. Mix butter, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour with pastry blender (or fork) until crumbly. Dump on apples, pat down. Bake at 400F for 45 minutes.
I also sprinkled a little instant tapioca into the bottom of the pie crust before adding the apples because it's always a little runny. I've never done it before, but I hear it's supposed to help. We'll see...
What I was doing while baking pie:
I quilted 1/4 inch inside each star. I bet you're all snickering. I think my mom was too when I told her my plan. It's not that big of a quilt, but jeez oh pete socks...what a lot of work to move it around every few inches... Now I'm just doing 1/4 inch in on the log cabin "L"s...that's a little easier!
I'm kinda suprized no kitties showed up to be in the picture, but one was sitting in the window directly behind the table. She just didn't make it into the picture - you wouldn't want to see the mess between her and the quilt anyways!