Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cutie Fruity!

It's been a rough week around here. And that's about all I have to say about that.

But I did want to share a couple fruity things.

This is my child that refuses to eat anything. He has suddenly decided that he likes blueberries. Lots and lots of blueberries. I guess there are worse things for him to eat...

And several weeks ago my cousin Michelle posted this delicious recipe. I had to try it and boy, was I not disappointed.

Upside Down Apple Pie

4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
2 ready made refrigerated pie crusts
5 large tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon ginger
dash of salt
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a large pie plate (mine is 10-inches in diameter) with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper, the edges sticking up just past the pie plate rim. Coat the paper with a bit of the cooking spray also.  Combine the melted butter, brown sugar and pecans. Mix well and spread in the bottom of the dish over the parchment. Place one of the crusts in the dish over the nut mixture, pushing all around to get the crust securely in the dish and up the sides.  Combine apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Mix well. Spoon into the pie crust and cut the remaining two tablespoons of butter over the top. Place the second crust over the apple mixture. Seal edges as best you can and cut vents in the top of the crust for steam to escape. Bake 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until crust is golden. Let pie cool for 5 minutes. Invert hot pie onto a larger plate. Remove the pie plate and gently lift the paper.

Here's to a week better than last week!!


Loralee and the gang... said...

O holy yum-yum! I will have to try it someday, too!

Kathleen said...

that bad of a week last week, eh? at least josh has decided to eat one of THE best foods for you on the planet! that pie doesn't look to bad either! 'hope this week is a 180 for ya'!

MooreInterest said...

Oh yummy! I can't WAIT to try it! This is something my family would LOVE!

The Toronto Family said...

I was wondering, because it is not like you to go so long with out a post! hang in there! you are amazing! take care!

Sonja said...

I'm sorry about the week. That stinks.

I have a child that loves blueberries too. A lot.

The cake will be made on Sunday. I will be thinking about it for the rest of the week. Thanks. :)