Dear Apple Pie,
I have not forgotten you even though it has been a long time since I have picked fresh apples from orchard trees.
I liked riding back to the apple farm stand with apples of every variety in my tote bags and drinking apple cider, with the Captain while munching on fresh, caramel apples.
I love the crisp smell of Autumn in the air and shopping the gift stand for pumpkins, gourds, and jars of honey spun by the bees on the property.
That was the good ole’ days.
Visiting the apple orchards in Weston, Missouri have left me with wonderful memories.
Picking apples in the orchards in the Manzano mountains of New Mexico was wonderful too.
(BTW…Manzano means apple in Spanish, just sayin’)
The apple orchards in the Seattle, Washington area were such a wonderful treat.
It was after those visits to the apple orchards, that I made lots of apple pies.
Not happenin’ here…
But that is okay, because our Farmer’s Markets are full of apples of all kinds.
I think the little white rabbit in the above pic is beginning to smell something good about to happen. I think he is adorable.
Just as a reminder, dear sweet apple pie, I have not forgotten you and to show you that I care…it is now time for apple pie.
AND my home made apple pie to be exact.
My recipe for apple pie can be found here, but I must warn you it is not a tart apple pie recipe.
It is a sweet apple pie, made with delicious apples. Of course you may add a few granny smith apples if you prefer, but trust me, this pie is amazing and the Captain and I love it.
If sweetness is not your cup of tea…I fully understand. This pie is not for everyone.
Personally, I leave the tartness for my cherry pies…or munching on a granny smith apple.
After I visited the Farmer’s Market, I couldn’t wait to get my apron on and get busy making my delicious apple pie.
This morning, I made that happen.
I also decided to do the photo shoot in my Secret Garden, so while the air was still cool, I carted my entry table and apples outside.
If the apple orchards will not come to Florida…I will take my little garden of apples to a make believe orchard, made up of hibiscus plants. 🙂
Ok, so the background doesn’t look too much like an orchard …but it will do in a pinch.
Remember what they say…an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
I don’t think a sweeter apple pie is a negative, do you?
Perhaps you noticed, but I couldn’t resist placing a Plumeria yellow flower right next to my pie and apples.
I know it is tropical and doesn’t really fit in with the image of Fall, Hay rides and hot dogs roasting on an open fire…but it smells so good and it is so pretty and the tree is just to the left of the hibiscus plants in my Secret Garden.:)
Have a great and blessed day!
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