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.
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.
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!
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??