Homemade apple pie.
There are levels to the homemade-ness.
Fully homemade pie will have the crust made from scratch, the apples will be fresh and… I guess those are the main parts.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I made a ~homemade apple pie. But the crust was Betty Crocker mix just-add-cold-water.
Warning: there is no final picture. Honestly, it was ugly and I didn’t think about taking a picture. It didn’t taste that great either; it was a bit dry.
Interestingly enough, the weekend prior I had also made an apple pie and that pie, made the same way, was perfect in every way. Amazing.
But this one, was not. Idk why. We certainly can’t blame the apples, THEY were perfect.
About 7 Rome apples were washed and chopped as seen above.
Rome apples are really crisp and sweet and juicy!
Then I cooked them on the stove. Not fully cooked. They still had some bite but they were not raw any longer.
What they were was very fragrant and flavorful. The addition of cinnamon and nutmeg helped with that 🙂 also added cane sugar and water and a pinch sea salt. Also stirred in some flour after they were removed from the heat.
Something really interesting was the color of the pie afterward. I think the red pigment in the peels seeped into the filling because it was red inside. So red that people asked me, “What is it?”
It did look odd and so I wasn’t too offended… And then everyone ate the pie so maybe I’m the only one who thought it to be sub-par.
Rome apples, though, are great. I’d class them with HoneyCrisp apples, perfect for eating when you want something healthy.
However, they don’t keep well long l-term like other apples do. So, eat your apples! Or juice them. But eat them so you can get some fiber too!
I guess the next questions can include just how many varieties of apples are out there? Let me see how many I can name without searching:
- Rome apples
- Macintosh apples
- Granny Smith apples
- Red Delicious apples
- Pink lady apples
- Jazz apples
- HoneyCrisp apples
- Green apples
- Crab apples
9, not bad! #10 was Chinese apples but those are actually pomegranates and those are totally different!
It would be great to do a thing for pomegranates but I personally have questions about if the fruit is worth the effort. Conversation for another day.
But today, I’d like to thank you for reading 🙂 Peace & love
Also side note: the above pictured apple is the only one that was tie-dyed like that inside. 🍎🍎🍎