Autumn is Apple Pie


It’s hard to believe Autumn has begun in this corner of the world, as it feels as though we are living in an endless summer.  Nevertheless, March does mark the beginning of Autumn for those of us from the Southern Hemisphere, and the apples on our trees are a pretty convincing sign that we should do something to mark the changing of the season.

Ava Apple

Last week we read Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie.  Amelia Bedelia is one of the girls’ favourite story book characters, and although we don’t have any of the books, it seems we always have one of the series on loan from the library.  In this particular book Amelia celebrates Autumn with her grandparents by making her very first apple pie.

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie

Conveniently there was a recipe at the back of the book, and so we decided to follow Amelia’s lead and make our very first apple pie too!


The girls really loved going into the orchard and picking apples.  Making pastry from scratch (something I very rarely attempt!) and taste testing the pie for dessert!!

I’ve included a printable shopping list and recipe below (links to PDFs underneath images).  As a quick aside to the recipe, I completely forgot to add the lemon and butter on to the filling of the pie before putting on the pastry lid and it still tasted yummy.  So I think the recipe is fairly forgiving!


Apple Pie Recipe 01


Apple Pie Recipe 02


Do you have a go to recipe for apple pie?  My inner hoarder desperately wanted to add more spices to the apple mixture.  Cinnamon and nutmeg just didn’t seem enough.  What sort of spices do you use?  Or should I stick to the tried and true??


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3 Responses to “Autumn is Apple Pie”

  1. March 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm, JJ said:

    I started making apple pies for my “Thanksgiving” celebrations – and now have this weird hybrid of two Martha Stewart recipes which involves frying the apples with Masala (the alcohol/liqueur not the spice) and cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg.I can appreciate the non-spicey versions but the above is quite spicey and my favourite.


    • March 19, 2013 at 12:29 pm, Hana said:

      Oooh J – that sounds so yummy! Cardamom definitely sounds good. I was thinking maybe ginger too, but maybe that would go better with pear?

      H xo>


  2. March 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm, Spring Inspiration for Families + Links said:

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