I’M BACK BABY! With Apple Pie and a GIVEAWAY!

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That’s right I am back and I come bearing a gift.  Sorry I was gone for so long, my computer went on the fritz and it was getting a check up.   Dr. said it had a few viruses and needed some sprucing up.  It is doing much better now.  In celebracion (celebration in Spanish)  I baked a simple apple pie and spruced it up just a bit by using some cookie cutters. 

In celebration of my return to the World Wide Web I come bearing a gift that will assist you in making this pie and any other apple type delight you would like to make. 

Here is my simple apple pie.  Let me apologize in advance for the cruddy lighting, it was getting late so the quality is not so good.

Peel, core and cut 6 apples.  I like to use 3 different types.  Use any 3 you like.  As you peel an cut the apples set them aside in a bowl of cold water and 1 Tbs of lemon juice to keep them from browning until you are ready to use them.

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Pretty cool tool huh?  Makes apple delights easy to make.  It is also a pretty handy potato peeler. 

In  large bowl combine the apples with 3/4 cups of sugar.

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2 Tbs of flour

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2 Tbs of Brown Sugar

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1 tsp of cinnamon

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1/4 tsp of salt

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1/8 tsp of nutmeg

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1/2 cup of corsley chopped pecans.

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 Also add 1 Tbs of lemon juice.  I forgot to take the picture.  Oops.  Toss all together and coat the apples evenly. 

Now prepare your pie crust by rolling out a pre-made crust (because we know that I don’t do dough all that well) into a pie pan.  Poke the bottom of the crust with a fork about 5 times and trim the crust on the edges.

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Now pour your apples into the pie crust.

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Take 2 Tbs of butter and cut into about 5 patties.  Place the butter over the apples.

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Take another pie crust and your favorite cookie cutter. I chose stars and moons.  Cut shapes out of the crust and place them over the apples, make sure your shapes overlap.  If you run out of crust, collect it, roll it and cut some more shapes out.

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Take an egg wash of egg white and 1 Tbs of water, brush over the top crust.

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Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 40 mins.  10 mins. into the baking place a piece of aluminum foil loosely over the pie.

Curt yourself a slice with some vanilla ice cream and dig in!

The cookie cutters make it super easy to spruce up this simple pie and the apple peeler makes it easy as pie to make…..LOL!  Ok maybe not so funny, but maybe you will like this.

Do you have an apple peeler?  Would you like one? Well here is your chance. This thing does it all, peel, cores and slices or just peels, whatever you want.  Tell me what is your favorite apple dessert or any dessert, provide a link if you have one I would love to see it.  Then I will do a drawing for the brand spanking new apple/potato peeler.   Please one comment person, no cheater, cheater pumpkin eaters.   Comments will be open till 9 am Pacific Time, I will announce the winner Monday afternoon.  Come on who doesn’t like free stuff?

Disclaimer: This giveaway is not sponsered by the Apple Growers of America, Apple Peelers of America, the apple from the Fruit of The Loom guys or Johnny Appleseed.  Just me wanting to give some thing cool away.

Well that was fun but, TIME’S UP!

The Winner is……drumroll……

#16 Meagan

My favorite is my grandma’s apple crisp. Lots of apples, sugar, and cinnamon with double the crisp topping… since that’s everyone’s favorite part. No fancy nuts or oats, just a simple grandma recipe. Best warm with vanilla ice cream!

Please email me at thenoshery@live.com to collect your prize!  YEAH!  Apple crisp does sound yummy right now. 😀

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Here is the breakdown.

Simple Apple Pie

6 apples, peeled, cored & sliced
3/4 cups sugar
2 Tbs flour
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup pecans, corsley chopped
2 Tbs butter
2 pie crusts

Pre-heat oven at 425 degrees

Combine apples, sugar, flour, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and pecan into a large bowl. Combine well, until apples are evenly coated.

Roll crust out into a 9 inch pie pan, puncture bottom 5 times with fork and trim the edges.

Pour apple mixture into pan.

Using cookie cutter of choice, cut shapes out of 2nd pie crust and place over-laping on apples. Collect crust trimings and roll out to cut more shapes.

Brush top crust with egg wash.

Bake for 40 minutes. 10 minutes into the baking place a piece of aluminum loosely over the pie.


  1. Laurel says

    It’s got to be Apple Strudel by far. I haven’t made it in a hundred years because I can’t get hold of the puff pastry and I’m surely not making THAT myself! I’ve thought about making an apple pie every year for the last five (5) years but am too lazy to peel and core the apples. Sad, I know.

  2. Marlene says

    I love apple crisp!

    But i think my fave is apple pie… but i never make it cause for some reason, whenever i make pie, it always ends up very juicy and the juice spills in my oven and then it makes a really big mess… So i just end up buying it but storebought pie isn’t as good as homemade.

    So there you have it!

  3. Amy Beth says

    My favorite “dessert” is sliced apples topped with vanilla yogurt and crunchy granola. Its great for breakfast and add a little cinnamon on top for dessert!

  4. andrea v says

    My favorite is an apple crisp with oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, butter on top of apples with cinnamon and sugar. When done add ice cream and caramel sauce.

  5. says

    My mom makes the BEST jewish apple cake! I don’t know what makes it jewish, but it’s sweet and moist and spongey and the apples are just firm enough, sprinkled with some powdered sugar, uh! So good!

  6. Gretchen Shane says

    My Dad belonged to a 19th century reenactment group and when they camped out, it was done “mountain man” style; everything was cooked over a wood fire in cast iron pots and pans! NO modern amenities! Below are a combination of recipes that the women of the group used as a dessert sauce at the pot latch dinners.

    Apple Jacks forms of this recipe have been dated back to G. Washington’s era!)

    1 bottle Captain Jack’s Rum
    1 gallon apple cider (store bought or for those more adventurous, home made!)
    several cinnamon sticks

    combine all in a capped jug ….all mountain men had jugs! lol
    let sit at least 24 hours. Will keep several days…if it makes it that long!
    This drink REALLY packs a wallop!

    Apple Jacks Sauce (can be served over baked apples, apple crisp, pound cake, ice cream…just about anything!!)

    2 cups apple jacks
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    4 teaspoons water
    1 tablespoon butter

    Boil apple jacks in a small heavy saucepan over high heat until reduced to 1 cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Mix cornstarch and water; add to the cider and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add in butter until melted.

  7. emii says

    Fave dessert? Hands down, it’s gelato! Chocolate hazelnut gelato- fell in love @ a cute little ice cream shop way up there in Quebec. Have tried so many others, but…. (sigh)

  8. Yang says

    I love fruits. Especially apples. Carmel apple with nuts, apple pie w/ a slice of cheese, apple sauce. They’re all good.

  9. Fiona says

    Apple tatin is probablyy my favorite apple dessert. It tastes, to me, simply of apples squared.

  10. Quynh says

    I just came across your site as i was searching for an apple pie recipe. it looks awesomee!! My favorite dessert is actually chocolate cake but i love apple pie as well 😀

  11. Aila D. says

    Hmm I think my all-time favorite apple dessert would be apple dumplings a la mode! Yum!

  12. says

    Hi! Omgoodness, I heard these things do wonders!!!! and I’m not lying when I tell you that apple pie is my favourite food in the whole world. Here’s my recipe I use but I lattice the top of the pie. Nothing I have made from this website has failed me yet… so I hope you try some of the goods :)


  13. says

    My favorite apple dessert is a hot Apple Dumpling w/ vanilla ice cream. YUM!!
    I stopped by from Foodgawker. That is a lovely pie!

  14. Adrienne says

    This granola bake my mom makes with apples, oatmeal, and lots of brown sugar and butter!

  15. Zoe says

    That apple peeler is awesome! And your pie turned out amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

  16. meagan says

    My favorite is my grandma’s apple crisp. Lots of apples, sugar, and cinnamon with double the crisp topping… since that’s everyone’s favorite part. No fancy nuts or oats, just a simple grandma recipe. Best warm with vanilla ice cream!

  17. Val says

    Currently my favorite desserts are summery fruit tarts. During the fall & winter I crave carmel apple pies or pumpkin.

    Your top crust is so clever & cute. I never think to do anything creative like that when I’m making pies. Probably because I’m so worn out from peeling apples. ;o}

    Thank you for sharing your recipes & photos.

  18. cindy Z says

    Just a mile high apple pie, Johnny!

    Best made with granny smith apples. Who wouldn’t love that apple peeler
    I’m getting too old to keep peeling and slicing those 9, yes that is 9, (at least) apples per pie.

    My second favorite, bagles and lox with cream cheese, I actually could have this for desert. ha ha

  19. says

    Well, you pretty much hit it on the nose … apple pie is my favorite apple dessert. I’ve never tried it with pecans though, so I’m definitely going to have to make your recipe!

    And, as an aside, I love your progressive photos. They’re awesome!

  20. Heidi says

    I love black berry apple cobbler. I normally serve it with cinnamon ice cream. It is so delicious. I would love the peeler corer, this fall would be a lot simpler.

  21. says

    I made applesauce with organic apples that I picked last fall (my post here)

    and I’ve been making lots of things with the applesauce, including substituting it in cakes for oil. I made an applesauce cake similar to the recipe below that was awesome.

    This peeler would really come in handy, since I plan to make more applesauce this year (and I didn’t actually peel the apples last year!). Thanks for the chance!

  22. says

    What a lovely and no doubts tasty pie! My all time favorite, an oldie apple pie… Definetely, baking this next saturday and bringing to a picnic with closest friends.
    And of course, who would be able to say no for this adorable apple peeler?? Even though, I don’t have any luck for wining free stuff or lotteries… 😉

  23. says

    Yum! There is nothing better then the taste and smell of warm apple pie. Mmmm. I love apples and eat 1 a day- I would love to be entered to win a peeler. It would make my frequent apple prep a lot easier. :) Enjoy Mother’s Day with your pups :)

  24. pink bowl says

    My favorite is my dad’s. He always added lots of spiced rum to his apple mixture. He’s gone now, and darned if he never wrote out his recipe! I have tried but always end up with a sloppy wet pie, and he never did!

  25. Heidi says

    My favorite apple dessert is apple pie, plain and simple! And I would LOVE to be entered to win your peeler that you’re giving away!

  26. el says

    the old fashioned apple pie ala mode. nothing beats a hot slice with ice cream melting on top

  27. MaryEllen says

    Individual apple crisps! So yummy. I’ve always loved that kind of apple peeler- it’d make apple pies and desserts so much easier :)