Apples, apples, and more apples…………
Definitely time to make Mom’s Classic Apple Pie! Fall has arrived, leaves are starting to fall, and it is a great time to take a trip to the apple orchard. Who knew that there is such a huge variety of apples?
Use this apple for that, and this apple for this, and on and on. Some sweet, some tart-it is really quite interesting. Using the right apple for the right purpose makes all the difference. Plus, you know they say, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. I found a great source of information regarding everything you would ever want to know about apples at the US Apple Association
For Mom’s Classic Apple Pie you cannot go wrong with the Cortland apple. Cortland apples are crisp, juicy, and have a tart-sweet taste. The texture is perfect for baking.
I wanted my slices uniform in size, so after peeling, used my apple corer/slicer and then again sliced into thirds. The sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg mixture is just the right combination.
A warm slice of Mom’s Classic Apple Pie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a heavenly treat.