Apple Pi

It’s been a long time since I made a pie, so celebrating Pi Day seemed like a good excuse to spend some time in the kitchen for one of my favorite desserts. I wanted to try making a rhubarb and strawberry pie, but I couldn’t find any rhubarb locally. I opted to make an apple pie instead. I bought a mix of granny smith and pink lady apples. I used a recipe from King Arthur Flour and Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s vegan crust recipe from her book, “Vegan Pie in the Sky“.

It took several hours from start to finish. By then end, my hip was cranky from standing in the kitchen. It was so worth it. The crust was crisp, yet tender. The filling was a wonderful mix of tart from the granny smith apples and sweet from the pink ladies. The pink ladies were difficult to slice and peel using my apple peeler and corer. They were too soft and broke halfway through. I had to finish them by hand. I may try another type of apple next time.

Overall, it was so much fun to make a pie from scratch and even better to enjoy the result. How was your Pi day?