Apple Pie meets Apple Crisp, in this fully loaded, perfect, streusel apple pie, with an incredibly flaky crust!
But mostly it was the pie, and the wine. Side note, and totally personal-maybe TMI, but after three and a half solid years of not a single glass of wine between being pregnant and nursing twice, one of the reasons I’m not quite ready for another is giving that up. Think what you want, but now, now-I have two kids, a glass of wine at the end of the day, is a blessing, & not in disguise, just a darn blessing.
I stopped judging other parents a looong time ago. We are all living, fighting our own battles. And if you’re a mom, judging other moms, get a life. We’re all different, and we all do things our own way, stop criticizing other parents, just be happy, and proud of your own self and children.
Stepping off my soapbox now to talk about this pie. Think apple crisp meets apple pie…you take a bite then you float into a land of bliss, smiles, rainbows, unicorns, and happiness. In that order. Plus some.
We went to an apple orchard a few weeks ago. I ate the BEST FRITTER OF MY LIFE. & yes it deserved caps, because they really, truly were. We had fresh pressed cider, went on a “tractor” ride, aka, a sitting lawn mower with metal barrels attached to the back, yes I was wary of my safety, yes my child screamed, yes it was painful, but they were all smiles at the end, and that’s what mattered. There were hayrides, pumpkin picking, face painting, country bands performing, and alllll the apple treats you could dream of..but I did not want their pie. Not when I could make it myself!
I am sooooo not a huge pie maker. If you look at the archives here, that is plain as day. However, I put a lot of time and effort into this pie, and it was one of the post therapeutic things I have done in a looong time. I zoned everything out, I blared the music, and I just went to work. I didn’t see the messes being made around me or any fighting that may have occurred, I looked up once in awhile to make sure nobody was crying or hurt , but other than that, I put all my attention on this pie.
It was worth it all. This Apple crisp apple pie, was total perfection. The crust was soft and flaky, the filling was sweet and tender with loads of streusel all throughout. Topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and there was nothing else I wanted to sink my teeth into. This Apple Pie is heaven, and one I know I’ll be making for years to come!