What? Apple Pies Aren’t On Your Bucket List?

If you know me well, you’ll know that I’m not a pie person.

Ok, so I do eat some pies but I’m very selective about the pies I eat and by selective, I mean if they’re not key lime pie or coconut cream, I will usually pass on dessert.

And then if it’s key lime pie dipped in chocolate, I get a really crazy look in my eyes and I’m pretty much in heaven.

543929_10100154081961259_664455681_n chocolate dipped key lime pie folks, it’s not a myth but it is legendary

In all my thirty years, having not been a pie eater, the idea of baking pies wasn’t high on my list. But a girl can only read so many lifestyle blogs and see talented bloggers posting photos of their perfectly presented apple pies before she cracks under the pressure and screams: So help me God I will learn how to bake an apple pie and it will be magnificent. 

Which is exactly what I did.

After years of talking about it. Years of saying “it’s on my bucket list to learn how to bake a perfect apple pie” and years of people looking at me like I’m crazy – who has pie baking on their bucket list? 

I’m here to say I did it and a week later, I’m still hearing good things from family and friends.

Here are a few lessons I learned along the way AND the amazing recipe for you to replicate if you so desire!

IMG_2874Lesson #1: Fresh apples from the market make the best pies #logic

IMG_2878Lesson #2:  It’s very important to snapchat the pie making experience

IMG_2879 Lesson #3: Chilling your butter and grating it with a box grater is GENIUS.

photo 1 Lesson #4: Combine Granny Smith + MacIntosh Apples. Just trust me on this.

photo 2 Lesson #5: Not matter how much patch work you do with your crust: it will taste great in the end.

Proof:

IMG_2887Want to make your own apple pies from scratch but wondering where to start?

I pulled my recipe from my favorite blogger – Cupcakes and Cashmere – but it can also be found here.

So next time you need to impress someone with your pie baking skills, give this recipe a try and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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3 thoughts on “What? Apple Pies Aren’t On Your Bucket List?

  1. I may have to try it, I’m not much of a pie fan either, but hubs on the other hand considers apple pie to be the most magnificent creation on this fine planet, second only to his daughter. I’m somewhere lower on this list but perhaps I could climb up a little if I try making this :)

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