I was the first grandchild born, and my papa sooo wanted a boy.. after all, it was his first born son who was giving him this little bundle of joy.. but alas, that was not meant to be.. out popped a little girl.. he said put it back.. lol You see papa was very outdoorsy... loved fishing and hunting.. well just so happens, my cousin was born a few days later.. and he got his boy.. but what do you think happend?? Yes, I became a little tomboy.. because after the two of us were born.. along came 3 more boys! So you see, it's not ALL my fault... finally the family grew a little more, and I got some girly cousins.. but by then the damage had been done. Mom tried to dress me up and curl my long blond hair.. (sleeping on those itchy curlers) YUCK! Frogs don't care if you have pretty hair! LOL
My mama never worked outside the home, and never learned to drive.. she was very content taking care of everyone, cooking and cleaning and wiping away tears and mending bloody noses and knees. We were always gone somewhere camping and fishing.. and she took everyone.. she ended up with 9 grandkids.. She had 1 son, and 3 daughters, 2 of which were twins, and one of them had twins...and I've lost count on the great grandkids.... we laid my grandma to rest this past Christmas.. 28 yrs. after loosing papa. She never remarried, her soul mate was gone.. and now they are together once more.
I documented each step and made a little short film.. Brushing the melted sugary gooey liquid on the top was almost like painting, and it smelled sooo good while baking. I've added the full recipe in case you want to make your own Apple Pie from scratch!
Thanks for listening to me ramble on!
Apple Pie from scratch from Mindy on Vimeo.
For the filling, I had made fried apples for breakfast the day before.. which is pretty simple, peel and core the apple, dice it up, put it in a pot with some water, butter, sugar and cinnamon.. I didn't measure any of it... If you want, you can pop open a can of your favorite pie filling instead. :)