Wow, I cannot believe that this is my fourth month participating in the Secret Recipe Club! It has flown and has been SO much fun!!
The Secret Recipe Club is a group of bloggers who have chosen to participate once a month and are each given a blog from which we are to chose any recipe to make and then post about.
Every month I CANNOT WAIT to see who’s blog I will be given. It is SO exciting!!!
But, shhhhh…., it’s a secret!!
We are not supposed to tell the writer of the blog that we have them.
It’s a lot of fun blog stalking and going through their recipes discovering new ideas and “meeting” a fellow blogger.
The idea is based on the Secret Santa and was originally started by Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin’. The group has grown so much over the last few months that there are now 4 separate groups! I’m sure Amanda never imagined her baby would grow to be this big!
My group’s fearless leader is Angela of the blog, Big Bear’s Wife, and she’s been a tremendous help and source of support to all of us as has Amanda! A BIG baking hug goes out to both of them for all of their hard work!!
This month I was given a fellow New Englander’s blog. Ok, I know I’m not in New England anymore, but it will always be “home”.
My blog assignment was….
Make the pie crust and place into a 9-inch pie plate.
In a medium bowl, mix the crumb topping ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal; set aside.
Peel, core, and dice the apples. Place them into a large bowl.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for five minutes.
Pour over apples and toss to coat.
Pour apple mixture into pie crust.
Spread the crumb topping evenly over the apples.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
As I said before I made a few adaptations: I made the pie crust from scratch just because that’s what I do, I substituted the various spices for the 1/2 tablespoon of apple pie spice, and I tossed the apples with the mixture from the saucepan instead of pouring it over the them when they were already in the pie plate.
When I went to cut into it after it had cooled for a while, the pie was extremely soupy.
But after refrigerating it overnight, it held together very well and the flavors had really blended together to create a yummy pie. Some things are just better cold.
Comments & Reviews
That is one stellar looking pie! Great job on this months SRC recipe!
Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny says
So glad to be in Group C with you, this looks fantastic! Great SRC post!! xoxo
Perfect post for the season – and great choice for SRC 🙂
For me pie the next day is always the best, glad that it finally set up for you.
If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Thin Mint Irish Coffee.
Cook Lisa Cook
Your pie looks good! I love the crust! so pretty!
That is one beautiful pie. Great SRC post. I love their site as well.
I would have zoomed in on this recipe, too! I love apple pie and an apple crumb pie is even better! Fun to hear about future plans for your blog…I was wondering what was going to happen after Day 365 🙂
Veronica Gantley says
Its apple season. What a great way to celebrate this fruit. You got a great blog for SRC. Thanks for sharing.
Love the crumble topping, it’s the only way to eat apple pie.
Mmmm…I love apple pie and love a crumb topping. Sounds delicious!
This is the first kind of apple pie I ever made b/c it’s easier than one with a top crust–I’d much rather sprinkle some stuff over the top! ha! The pie looks so pretty-you made a very nice edge for it! It’s so funny the connections that are made through this group. Last month you had my blog, and this month you had Couple in the Kitchen, who had my blog! One tip on pie–I always make my fruit pies the day before they are to be served, that way they are nicely set up by the time I cut them. After serving two soupy pies b/c I cut them the same day I made them (longer than 6 hours afer), they were so soupy that I started making them 24 hours or so in advance and haven’t had a soupy pie since.
Chris and Amy says
Your version of our pie looks lovely! Sorry to hear it was soupy! Thank you for all your kind words.
This happened to me when I made an apple crumb pie, it was so soupy! Not sure if it was the recipe or what but I also hope to have it turn out better next time. (I tried a completely different recipe and have found several more blog recipes this fall.)
Yours looked much better the 2nd day, mine still looked bad BUT tasted great! 🙂