Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Apple Pie with Piper

October was my month to choose the Have the Cake challenge, and I chose apple pie. You can read the challenge here.

I've made many apple pies over the past ten years, so I can pretty much do this in my sleep. The only problem - no lard for the crust. :( Yes, after making such a huge deal about the lard, I had to make a butter-based crust because the bucket of lard in the pantry had a sell-by date of July 2009. Could I have used it? Probably. (Can lard ever go bad?) But, I'm not a girl who takes chances with expiration dates.



I made a peach pie earlier this month, which turned out okay, but not great because I used frozen peaches instead of fresh. I'd made a full crust for that pie, so I felt lazy when I got to this pie. I'd been meaning to try a lattice top this time like Tina made, but instead went with my traditional streusel top.

8 comments:

rena said...

I love that Piper is in a picture every month! As lovely as your pie looks, Piper is stealing the show!

Gina said...

Your pie looks delicious and Piper is a doll! I need to start putting my twins in the pics...

Jane said...

Good gosh! Could that baby be any cuter??? How adorable! The pie's pretty cute too!

:) Jane

Katy ~ said...

The apple of your eye, no doubt!

Tina said...

How on earth could any baked good be any sweeter than Piper? LOVE the pics.

megan said...

I love apple pie! Never used lard though... always shortening. is that the same thing?

Queen B. said...

ooooooooooo soooooooo CUTE!

Sweet and Savory said...

What a smile. The pie looks great too but you set up some fantastic competition with Piper.