My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Perfect Apple Pie

Apple Pie is maybe one of the easiest pies in the world to make. As soon as it starts feeling like fall, I'm thinking "Apple Pie'. Remember your pie will only be as good as your apples. Every produce stand, farmers market and road side stand will start having these beauties. You will need a mixture of tart apples.

I use Granny Smith, Grimes Golden and Liberty, this time of the year. Use whatever is grown in your area. Check with your orchard to see what will be available as the weather gets cooler. If you have a choice of picking your own please do. They are so much better and have not been stored in refrigeration.

To me apple pie has to have a big slice of cheddar cheese on top.

Perfect Apple Pie
1 - 9-inch double crust pie
print recipe

6 or 7 tart apples
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg, use fresh grated if you have it
Dash salt
Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
2 tablespoons butter

Pare apples and slice thin. Combine sugar, flour, spices, and salt; mix with apples. Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry, fill with apple mixture; (Pile it high) dot with butter. Adjust top crust, sprinkle with sugar. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) 50 minutes or till done.


  1. this is the same as we make ours,, just simple and good, the best way, the apples are ready here, well we don't have local orchards that sell, but we who have them on our property are picking,, perfect timeing

  2. beverly...i am just dying to make an apple soon as it cools down i am making one...

    that taco salad is so 1960. from an old neighbor...yep KRAFT Catalina dressing...and it's GOOD !!!!

    kary and l'il teddy

  3. I just popped by to tell you,, I made some relish, so I'm good.We eat it with alot of meats. Thanks for visiting today!!


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