Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Leaves and Apple Pie

Now I know this isn’t a cooking site, but I am a HUUUGE fan of Fall and  I’m into all kinds of things right now.  What else says FALL more than beautiful leaves and apple pie?  Autumn Apple Pie.
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I made my own pastry the night before.  Bring your pastry to room temperature and set aside a small piece to color later on.  Size up your bottom shell and trim off excess.  Flute or crimp your pie crust with your fingers.
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I also cooked my apples ahead of time and let them cool so they wouldn’t be hot when I placed them on the pastry.  The filling is simply apples, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and a little flour to absorb the liquid when cooking.  I do it by eye, so I have no exact measurements.   Fill your shell.
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I thought about just placing the leaves right on the apples, but I thought a background piece of pastry might be nicer.  I used a bowl to cut out a circle smaller than the pie dish so that there would be a rim of apples around the pie.
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Color the piece of pastry you set aside with GEL food color.  If you use liquid your pastry will be too moist and sticky.  I left the color semi mixed in leaving an uneven marbled look.  I made the orange vivid enough to allow for the pastry to brown and still show color.
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I’ve been wanting to make some fall leaf cookies with these leaf cutters, but for now I used them on the pastry.  I used all the sizes. 
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When you’re done placing all the leaves brush your pastry with a little milk and sprinkle with sugar.
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This is the cookie cutter set I used. 
(The actual leaves are from the vines on the front of my house)
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mmmmm … and it was good too !
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  1. Lisa, I will buy the cutters if you will come to Texas and make it. :-) wonderful job and as usual beautiful pictures!
    Smiles, Alice

  2. Looks so yummy Lisa!! Love the leaf cut outs...:)

    Don't know if I can wait till Thanksgiving to make some.....!


  3. This just screams Fall! I love it! Saw you over at Finding Fabulous!

  4. Oh my gosh that looks SOOOOO good!! Love the leaf cutters!

  5. Oh that just looks soooo good and I love the way you did the cut outs. Makes it very special for your family or a party .

    Hope you are having a great week end.


  6. I don't think I could eat this, it's so BEAUTIFUL! Seriously it looks like it should be in a Martha Stewart magazine. :)

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog till Monday evening. Come by when you get a chance! :)

  7. Are you kidding me - that pie is gorgeous! I love how you made those colored leaves to put on top of the pie. Almost too pretty to eat! ;-)

  8. What a beautiful pie! Almost too pretty to eat. I love fall:)

  9. Beautiful! I love the leaves.

  10. So cute -- and would be great for Canadian thanksgiving!


  11. Perfection! It's almost too pretty to eat. I hope it tasted as good as it looks (: Thanks for joining the Holiday Sweet Swap!

  12. for me, fall is all about the apples!

    Love it.

    Found you via showmewhatyagot and hope you’ll swing by! I have a great giveaway today:

    best to you.


  13. I just love those colored leaves on that pie!

  14. Aww, so pretty! It's been so darn long since I've made a pie! Yours turned out so beautiful!! ♥

  15. The hardest place to clean in my house is the kitchen!!!

  16. That little Fleur de lis stool is just so darn cute! I love how you did the stencil leaving the stained wood underneath!


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