And I lied.
Well sort of.
I made apple pie. Remember how I said that I wasn’t going to bake an apple pie ???
Well, Ryan has been begging me to bake a pie.
with fresh cinnamon sugar whipped cream
about 6 apples, peeled, cored & thinly sliced
( I’m not exactly sure what kinds they were *they were a mix, because when they opened the ropes last weekend to that part of the orchard, I made a mad dash & just picked)
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp all-purppose flour
pinch of salt,
grating of fresh nutmeg & about 1 tsp of cinnamon.
I mixed these all together then poured into a pastry lined- pie plate & topped with a second pastry.
I poked purty little holes all around the top of the crust to let steam escape, brushed an egg wash allover the top of the crust & dusted with some cinnamon sugar. I used my pastry scraps to cup out little hearts, arranged them on top of the crust & then hit them with a little egg wash / cinnamon sugar action.
I used aluminum foil to protect the edges & baked it at 375 degrees using convection bake for about 45 minutes, ( 400 if you don’t have convection bake)
removing the foil after 1/2 an hour.
I baked off the little remaining heart toppers at the same temp, but they only took about 12 minutes.
The whipped cream was a pint of fresh heavy cream whipped with 1/4 cup homemade cinnamon / sugar mixture until thick. (refrigerating both the bowls & the whack prior to whipping helps it whip up much faster 😉 )
but here lies the deception.. I had already promised to make Swedish meatballs for dinner & since time is not always on my side, I had to take shortcuts.
I bought ( hold onto your seats here…) frozen already prepared meatballs from the freezer section of the grocery store; canned gravy & half and half !!
*I’ll give you a moment to regain your composure before I go on*
It gets worse..
ALL of this while I’m on the phone with Jason in Florida giving him my secret meatball recipe.
and I had frozen balls on my stove.
I suppose I need to hand my crown over at this point?
:here is where the lying part comes in:
Ry said, ” mom, you’ve outdone yourself, I love the way that you prepared these meatballs !”
Me: “thank you”.
Now technically I did prepare the dish… and I added bay leaves to the simmering fake-out meal, but since I didn’t actually make the meatballs well, that could be misconstrued as lying.
But they were happy with their meatballs and when all was said & done..
and everyone was happy!
Now for the winner of the super-de-duper apple corer..
Christina!!! Congraulations!! And thank you to all who participated. I have a few more ideas for giveaways in the near future..
Christina..email me your information & I will get this baby shipped out to you 🙂