So…… we just got back from a week of fun, food, and fellowship with my family! Here are a few snap-shots of our time and my sister-in-law’s famous Apple Pie!
My parents booked this beautiful cabin. Massive enough for the ever growing family! =)
We got to hang out with beautiful people like these two.
….and these two! (three)
Declan thought he was in heaven…. so many fun cousins to play with!
And of course attention from Grandpa Hurst was always welcomed.
This was about the best we could do.
Yes. That little guy on the fire truck is mine. And yes, he refused to look at the camera no matter how much coaxing the adults did! =) I really should have swung around and taken a shot of all the adults behind me, clapping, dancing, and making weird faces! Haha. Next time.
The week is always too short.
Then there was food. Lots of it. My darling sister-in-law Abby made these delicious Strawberry creme crepes! So good. I’m sorry but I can’t look at them any longer so I’ll move on! =)
And then one morning I woke up to the smell of Mom’s cinnamon rolls. Just like old times. And oh, were they good!!! Take me back! I want to re-live that moment.
A while later I caught Rosemary in the kitchen, keeping up the tradition with her Apple Pie. Anyone acquainted with Rosemary will know that Apple pie is her specialty along with raising beautiful kiddos and being an awesome wife. She’s a woman of many gifts and whenever I’m with her I can just see the love of God radiating from her face.
Thank you Rosemary for sharing your recipe!
Here’s a few step-by-step pictures of the process.
Prepare the pie dough. Place on wax paper into a flat disc and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Crinkle edges as shown.
Slice apples thinly and mix with sugar and spices. Fill crust.
Prepare crumb mixture. Cover apples. Place in oven and bake! Its that simple. The results are a perfect crumbly apple pie that everyone will love!
Rosemary's Crumbly Apple Pie
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup Crisco or shortening
- Mix until crumbly.
- Ice cold water (add 1 tsp at a time until moldable dough is formed)
- Place on wax paper into a flat disc and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare filling and topping mixtures.
- 3 Granny Smith Apples (no substitutes =))
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Peel and thinly slices apples into medium sized bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Set aside.
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 8 tbsp butter (thinly sliced)
- Mix all topping ingredients in small dish.
- Preheat oven to 400°. Grease one glass pie plate. Remove prepared dough from refrigerator and with rolling pin roll to desired thickness. Place in pie plate, cutting off excess. Crinkle edges. Fill with prepared apples and cover with topping. Place in warm oven and bake for 34 minutes or until slightly browned.
- Remove from oven. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!