Betty's Apple Pie

Did you know that former professional Soccer player, David Beckham loves pie! He says it is right up there with snails and mash! I actually love escargot aka snails as well, prepared in a puff pastry. They can be a bit rubbery though. Read what other movie stars love to eat. Here is a link movie stars favorite eats. I mean really who doesn’t love pie?! There are so many options: cherry, blueberry, peach, apple, pecan, and how can we forget pumpkin. When I worked as a teacher in the inner city, I had the pleasure of trying sweet potato pie. It was fabulous. Unfortunately, I never got any recipes.

This is the time of year I start pulling out the pie recipes. At the very first sight of apples on my apple trees, I start getting excited about apple pie. I have a wonderful recipe that was shared with me by my mom’s friend, Betty. It will not disappoint. The crust is melt-in-your-mouth-goodness. It is so crumbly and delish.  I like using gala apples, but you can use any apples you like. But try to stick to the ones that will hold their shape like gala, golden delicious or red apples – you can even mix them! Here is a picture of the apple pie and a link to Betty’s Apple Pie recipe.

Another yummy pie recipe is my pumpkin pie. It is just the right combination of sweet and spicy. The cream cheese gives it an added creaminess. Many pumpkin pie recipes call for evaporated milk or heavy cream (very high in calories!), I opted instead to just add a few heaping tablespoons of cream cheese. The taste is really smooth, and very delicious. I often omit egg from recipes, but this pie has one egg. However, you can skip it!

When you are responsible to prepare the Thanksgiving meal, you have to cut corners. This pie incorporates a boxed pie crust (shhhh don’t tell!). It’s delicious! Here is the pie crust that I pressed into the pan. I cut off all the excess with a knife and pinched all around to create a nice design along the top edges as you see in this photo. After all these photos your mouth will be watering, so here is the link to the Pumpkin Pie recipe. Enjoy!

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