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Friday, January 24, 2014

Pie day

Yesterday, January 24th, was National Pie Day, not to be confused with Pi Day.

So I pulled out Pie, by Ken Haedrich, for inspiration.  
I discovered this encyclopedia of pies through Aunt Snow's Pie a Week Series.



Right as I was flipping through the book, 
it magically pointed me to 
Pennsylvania-Dutch Sour Cream Apple Pie.  
It was an excellent choice.


I could hardly wait!  
But I had to, until it cooled and 
Ernest got home from piano lessons.


It was divine.  I might have posted on Facebook that it was the best pie I ever made.

Here's the recipe.  I made 2 small changes.  
Because the notes said the apples would stay firm, 
I precooked them 8-10 minutes in the microwave.  
And I substituted oatmeal for the walnut in the topping 
because Frank is not fond of nuts.



And here's my breakfast!

9 comments:

cookingwithgas said...



Fabulous looking pie.
We make a sour cream Apple as you know. Mark likes it frozen. He is trying to figure out how to get a stick in each slice and then just pull them out and eat from the freezer. He is the only person I know who likes cold pie. The colder the better.
Happy pie day.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I cannot get enough of this pie. I might have to make it myself!

T.J. said...

hailing originally from Pa, I am quite a fan and connoisseur of that particular pie! Pies are one thing that I am not great at, maybe this book will help. I'm gonna look into it.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I am WITH YA there, pie for breakfast! I make a gluten-free version of this, sometimes with berries: rice flour crust, topped with nut crumble, mmmm :)

Aunt Snow said...

It is a great pie cookbook!

Cha Cha said...

I'm un-American in my distaste for fruit pies. However, this looks AWESOME. Congrats on a job well done!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Thanks for contributing to my on going cookbook addiction. I can see I'll need to add this one to the list! That pie looks amazing!

Common Household Mom said...

That is a gorgeous-looking pie. How did it escape my notice that Jan 24 is Pie Day? Pie for breakfast is the best breakfast ever.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That looks like a must try.