Happy National Pie Day!! I know, holidays for food. But did you know that each day of the year is a holiday for a different kind of food? Check out my friend Susan’s blog for a daily round up for each special food’s holiday. Incredible, right?
Pie Day! I have many favourite kinds of pie. I love a great lemon meringue, chocolate cream, strawberry, cherry….etc. But nothing beats a really great APPLE pie. It has to be really great. This past Thanksgiving the Stenzel’s were invited over to the household of Team Wallace for dinner. It was an honour to be included in their family celebrations. And of course I wanted to contribute, I begged to be able to contribute. To show up empty handed would have been awful for me. Nikki was kind enough to oblige my desire to cook or bake and asked me to bring an apple pie. Just one?? Yup, just one. So I was on the quest to make the BEST apple pie I could find. And it would have to be tested before Turkey Day. Poor Jason. He a lot of pie that month (though didn’t complain once). After several different crust and pie fillings, it was decided that The Pioneer Woman’s Dreamy Apple Pie would be what was served at Casa Wallace. It is perfect. It isn’t easy to describe this pie. Just perfect. I love a single crust apple pie. Don’t get me wrong, I love a flaky pie crust…but this pie doesn’t need that double crust. It has a crunchy nutty topping that is heaven….probably why she called it a Dreamy Apple Pie.
For National Pie Day, I decided to make mini versions of this pie. I cut the recipe into thirds and baked them in these really cute mini pie plates I picked up at World Market (did you know I collect pie plates??). A third fit perfectly….baked them for 45 minutes and they were done. As all apple pie should be served, I scooped a perfect scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top. And then Jason suggested some caramel sauce….a decadent finish, but not necessary. For Thanksgiving I made The Pioneer Woman’s Maple Whiskey Sauce, which later was named Pie Crack by a certain Wallace.
I recommend pie. For any occasion. A simple Sunday Supper, a birthday, a more traditional holiday, but definitely for today….National Pie Day!
Did you make a pie today?? What kind? Have a recipe to share? Share a link!!