Everyone admired this pie, even if we weren't all allowed to eat it -Star does look disappointed that it is not kitty food and good for him as well as for us ~~~
It is so much fun to be able to set up all Rose's batteries de cuisine because they have given me the confidence to make a pie crust! I was always so overwhelmed by this that I just wouldn't do it. Now I had very little problem at all. Actually, I had no problem at all.
Of course, I am still using the food processor technique - but I am actually doing it and loving it - ; )
I found it interesting that of all the wonderful, unique apples Rose listed, I was only able to find a couple in season.
Therefore, I just used Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. The red Braeburn you see in the picture wasn't on the list so we ate it. The pie was more than marvelous. Because of the tartness of the Granny Smith I added the extra 1/4 cup of sugar and was glad that I did. I found the cider on ice in the market. It was fresh-pressed, unpasteurized, so it fit the need perfectly.
For a long time on Patricia's site I have been eyeing a small gadget for peeling apples. It is from Amazon and I have been meaning to purchase it forever. Now I couldn't get it in time, but I will do it this night. I don't want to peel any more apples. And I do want to make this pie over and over again!