Yesterday, I attempted my first semi-homemade pie. I made an apple pie. I used this recipe. It just felt right to make an apple pie during this time of year. It's common sense right? I have a few things that I would change next time (and there will definitely be a next time). I'm going to record my changes here:
Make sure to peel the apples -- Don't be silly and assume that it will taste just as good with peels on. It won't. It will have a weird texture that sort of puts a damper on the taste.
Double the topping -- I think this should just be a rule in life. The topping is always the best part and should thus, be doubled.
You can use any kind of apple you'd like -- while granny smith apples might add a whole new dimension to the flavor, we used the ones we have from our backyard...not sure what kind they are, but they have a mild, not-too-sweet-not-too-tart, flavor.
Make a homemade crust -- I had some Pillsbury crust in the fridge that I needed to use up. While it tasted just fine with it, I think a homemade crust would truly round out this pie.
And, I have to say, I probably won't count this as my first pie because the crust wasn't homemade. It was such an easy thing to make -- the filling that is -- and I feel like a real homemade pie should involve a homemade crust. Anyways, here's my notes for when I finally attempt my first homemade pie.