We celebrated my mom's birthday with a few of the girls going to get pedicures, and then, we returned to Noah's fabulous grilled hamburgers! Yummy! This isn't her official celebrations, so no gifts were given, but we did have a fun time! Also, it isn't a birthday without something sweet. I made my mom's favorite dessert, an apple pie without the bottom crust. I got the recipe from Kraft Foods online, and here it is! I like it simple, so I buy refrigerated pie crusts.
6 Cups of thinly sliced, peeled apples (I didn't think this was quite enough so pile it high!)
3/4 Cup of sugar
2T all purpose flour
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1T lemon juice
1. Preheat the oven at 425 degrees. Firmly press 1 9 inch pie crust in ungreased pie plate. Poke the crust a couple of times using a fork.
2. Mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust; top with second crust; wrap excess crust under bottom crust edge; flute; cut slits into top of crust (I attempted to write "mom" with mine)
3 Bake 40 - 45 minutes; cover crust the first 15 to 20 minutes
4. Cool on cooling rack for 2 hours before serving.
And because putting aluminum foil around a round pie crust frustrates me, I finally got a pie crust shield last Christmas. Here is a picture. Money well spent. (I got this picture of Pampered Chef's website. Obviously my pie was not this pretty. ha!)
Pictures from our fun day