Saturday, December 17, 2011

Apples, apples, apples

This post is a nod to Lori Skoog and to Kate Jackson who regularly post enticing food photos.  Recently Lori posted a photo of an apple pie she was in the midst of baking, and it set off such hunger and yearning pangs that I went out in search of apples that very day.

At a local farm, I found Honeycrisps (shown above), an apple I'd been searching for since reading an article on apple growing in The New Yorker. I'd never eaten a Honeycrisp before - but, oh, are they good.  The name describes them well.

So, I made the pie. Here it is waiting for top crust and crimping:

And now ready to go in the oven:

And, ta da!  Warm apple pie!

It is now half gone. And I mean to tell you: it is goooooood.

Makes you hungry, doesn't it?
Makes you want to go out and get some apples, doesn't it?
Makes you want to bake a pie, doesn't it?



  1. Now it's my turn to drool. Had to taste great!

  2. That is a gorgeous pie!

    Feelin' quite privileged about this time. . . Honeycrisp apples are grown in Door County here in WI so they have been available for months. They are a wonderful apple—just the right sweetness, tartness, and crispness.

    My husband and I took a weekend trip to Door County and we returned home with bags of Honeycrisps. They are now my all time favorite apple.

  3. No, it doesn't make me want to bake a pie. It just makes me want to eat one of yours! I could never bake such a beautiful pie and yours could be in a gourmet magazine!

  4. my mouth is watering! i'd gobble up a piece of that pie, warm from the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream on the side.

  5. I love apple pie especially with ice cream.

    The DaBolls. Ray wrote a book: Recollections of the Lyceum and Chautauqua Circuits by Raymond Franklin and Irene DaBoll.I studied calligraphy under him after he wrote the book by hand and I was just beginning teaching then and saw it. Went to see him once at Batesville, Arkansas. His wife's hands were so crippled up with arthritis that she could no longer really play the grand piano. What a nice couple they were.

  6. Honeycrisps are a product of the University of Minnesota's Horticultural Resource Center. They are a cross breed of Macoun and Honey Gold apples. We eat them from the first harvest in fall until the supply is gone (soon!). You might also like to try the latest breed: Sweet Tango.

  7. Yes, yes, yes, it does all those things! Very enticing and inspiring, Sharon. I am lucky that we have nearly every type of apple available all year here. My favorite apple dessert is apple crisp but I would never say no to apple pie!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Hum une bonne tarte... J'en ai l'eau à la bouche!!
    Je crois qu'à cause de vous j'ai déjà pris du poids!!...
    Gros bisous

    Ps: Merci pour votre passage et votre gentil message laissé sur mon blog. J'ai rencontré des difficultés ce matin pour le publier. Mon compte gmail avait été piraté... J'ai fait une copie de votre mail. Gros bisous encore.

  9. makes me want to race over to your house for a slice. you make one gorgeous apple pie, ms. creech.

  10. Library Jewel: yes, I read (in The New Yorker) about the Honeycrisp development at U of M - that's what got me interested in them and also in Sweet Tango, but haven't been able to find Sweet Tango here.

  11. It's REALLY hard to beat an apple pie. Looks D-lish... send me a slice, please.

  12. martinealison: Ha! Votre message m'a fait rire. Big bisou à vous aussi.

  13. oh, that looks delicious! i don't cook, bake or do recipes!

    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! i really appreciate it!

    blessings to you and yours for the holiday season and always!