The other day when we were at the library, Maddie told me that she wanted to make a pie. So we headed on over to the cookbook section and I grabbed The Joy of Cooking: All About Pies and Tarts. She decided on apple pie -- perfect since apples are in season! We headed out to pick some up yesterday and I searched through my other cookbooks since I can never follow a recipe outright.
I ended up pretty much using a combo of the pie crust from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook and the recipe for Apple Pie I from The Joy of Cooking: All About Pies and Tarts. Maddie helped me decorate it with Dala horse cut outs and we popped it in the oven:
Of course the filling leaked out in places -- I'm no professional. I think you could count the number of pies I've made on one hand. However, using the food processor for making the crust has converted me. And homemade crust is so much better than store bought! I see more pies in my future!
Oh, by the way, Maddie didn't care for the pie. There were tears. I think she was so excited to have it since she helped me make it that it was really a let down for her. She's a bit picky when it comes to sweets, so I'm not surprised. Poor kid!