Friday, January 23, 2009

National Pie Day is TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy National Pie Day!!!

Today, to celebrate National Pie Day, I have made Sour Cream Apple Pie Deluxe. Would you care for a piece?

Of course, Elizabeth was my helper during the whole process. When I asked what kind of pie she would like to make, the only thing she could say was "Apple pie, Momma!!!!" So, apple pie it is, except with a little twist.

(Yes, those are her pajamas. We made the pie before breakfast.)

Here's the recipe I used...

Sour Cream Apple Pie Deluxe

For the filling:
1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups diced apples (I used 4 cups. Hey, I love apples!)

For the topping:
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chilled butter, diced

- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Press the pie crust into and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate.

- In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, and salt. Mix in the sour cream, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add apples, and stir to coat. Scrape the mixture into the pie shell.

- Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 30 minutes more.

- While the pie is baking, prepare the topping in a medium bowl. Stir together 1/3 cup of flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

- After the 30 minute bake time has passed, cover the top of the pie with the crumb topping, and continue to bake for 15 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned and apples are tender. Allow the pie to cool, then refrigerate until chilled before serving.

I hope some of y'all will join in the celebration today and make a pie for your family!! Pies can be savory (think quiche!!), so you don't have to make only a sweet dessert type pie for your family. And please do NOT think that you have to make homemade pie crust!! OH DEAR NO!! You can easily buy a premade pie shell from the grocery store (frozen food section) and still bless your family with a pie!!

And if you have made a pie and posted about it on your blog today, PLEASE sign up here so that we can all come and enjoy a piece of your pie with you!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful National Pie Day!!!


Paula said...

I'll take a scoop of vanilla with mine, pretty please! :)

Charree said...

What a adorable picture of Elizabeth. Your pie looks very yummy. I need to get started on mine.

Have a blessed day!

Mimi said...

Oh, I am just now reading this at 2:00 PM and am just finding out that it's national Pie Day!! What a delightful thing to celebrate. Perhaps, I will whip up a quiche for dinner. But, we'll see.

Wendi said...

That is one cute little helper you have!

Anonymous said...

All the pies look great!!! Thanks for doing this....

Secondhand Blessings said...

I bet it taste as good as it looks. I can't wait to try it!

Melissa said...

Oh, I wish I had time to make a pie yesterday! I love apple pie...can I come over? Elizabeth looks as cute as ever! I had to call Jonathan in for this picture....he loves that little girl!

Thanks for hosting such a YUMMY party! I'd like some of your pie for breakfast! yum....

Melissa :D

Angela said...

You have a National PIE Day in the USA?? How utterly fabulous!!

Can the new President eat Pie?

Yes - Pe-Can!!

Julieann said...

AHHHHH-----Mrs. U--I missed it---I will have to remember next time

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P.S. Elizabeth is as cute as ever!

Lean Not said...

Elizabeth is just as cute as can be!!


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