On a Baking Frenzy This Month, Making Apple Pies and Banana Bread LoavesOn November 15, 2019 by Laura R.
Happy Friday – I’m kind of struggling still trying to adjust to the fact that it’s the middle of November already. Like where the heckers did October go? And for reals we’re only 13 days away from Thanksgiving. Life has been so freaking crazy busy, I’m in awe that my head is still attached. However lucky for me, I’ve been on a bit of a baking and project frenzy which gives me some much needed moments of soothing. Two weeks ago, we made some yummy apple pies. My first take at making them. Which as silly as this may sound, it’s a little tricky for me since I don’t really like apples. I cheated a bit and used pre-made Pillsbury Pie Crusts so that I could focus on getting my filling just right. From the feedback and reviews I received I did pretty good! I was told they weren’t too sweet, a perfect filling for an apple pie. I even won my Dad’s vote. This made me pretty happy. Especially since I was rocking it Ratatouille style (reference the Disney movie).
My Easy Apple Pie
- A pack of two refrigerated pre-made pie crusts
- About 8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I used Fuji Red Apples)
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp clove
- 10 sprays of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray (or substitute 1 Tbsp Butter)
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbsp Milk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Put apple slices in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, white sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and butter. Toss until apple slices are fully covered.
- In a pie dish line with first pie crust. Scoop in apple mixture.
- Cut some shapes or designs out of second pie crust. Then layer on top of apple mixture in dish. Stylize the designs how you prefer.
- Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 45 minutes or until crust is golden.
This past Sunday we whipped up some loaves of my Grandma Bell’s famous Banana Bread recipe! You can snag that recipe here. I filled my Sunday with baking and making – including some yummy recipes with my favorite Young Living Essential Vitality Oils: Lavender-Ginger Sugar Cookies and Tangerine Chocolate Fudge Brownies (Follow my Facebook Page, An Inspired Essential Life, or sign up for my newsletter for the recipes).
This past Wednesday we crossed work with personal a little bit and headed off to my client’s art night – they were hosting Wine Glass Painting. This made for a great date night for us! We sipped some wine, enjoyed some nice chatting time and let the creativity flow.
Tonight we venture into a magical, sweet, fun world. We’re hosting a sleepover for my boyfriend’s niece – candy and magic themed! Lollipop crafts, unicorn desserts and more. I’ll surely have some fun thoughts to share next week with you!