When in Doubt, Bake
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Well, September is certainly upon us. I could practically feel the collective shift in energy yesterday as people left the (hopefully) lazy days of summer and returned back to the structure and (hopefully not) stress of work and/or school.
As such, I shall keep this blog short & sweet…literally 🙂
In honour of my dear friend, Heather, whose birthday it is today, I would like to share with you an apple pie recipe she shared with me years ago.
As you can see by the butterscotch stains, this is a favourite of mine. In fact, baking (and eating and sometimes even sharing) this pie has become an annual September ritual for me – especially since I now have very happy apple trees in my backyard!
Here’s the recipe for Applescotch Pie (by Kathleen Walsh):
5 cups sliced apples
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
Combine above in big pot and cook until tender (10–20 min)
Then add the following to the pot, to thicken:
¼ cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
Once thickened, then add:
1 tsp vanilla
¾ tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
Pour into pie shell (lattice-top is best) and bake at 425°C for 40-45 minutes. Enjoy!
Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening and the upcoming book, Barrier Removed; A Tough Love Guide to Achieving Your Dreams. Maryanne also writes screenplays and play scripts, including the play, Saviour. She is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund.