Apple or Pecan?

Saturday was pie day here – I don’t think I’ve ever made two in one day, but we were getting ready for a small dinner party Sunday, and the slow-roasted pork had already claimed the oven for Sunday.

It sounds like something from a late night infomercial, but my delightful new apple corer-peeler-slicer really does make quick work of turning 6 Granny Smith apples into clean, even slices. (I’d still rather have McIntosh apples for pie, but they seem to be an East coast apple, not available in stores here.) And this time I even remembered to brush the top with a little milk and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar.

For the pecan pie I turned to my grandmother’s recipe. Nana was a wonderful baker and I’m glad to have many of her recipes. The pecan pie is easy and never-fail. And the consensus on both pies was that they turned out great, with or without the vanilla ice cream!

If you had to choose one kind of pie, what would it be?

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3 thoughts on “Apple or Pecan?

  1. Mmm. Pumpkin. Without the crust. Funny, yesterday was pie day here too–had a groupon for a pie shop and indulged in three small pies–chocolate bourbon pecan, tiramisu, and banana cream. All yummy. The chocolate bourbon pecan may have to be re-tested to make sure it’s as good as I think it is lol!

    And yes, the apple peeler/slicer/corer is a finger and sanity saver!

  2. Pie without crust? Sounds like pudding to me. But chocolate bourbon pecan pie sounds like heaven. Please do report back on any re-testing – it’s important to be sure about such things!

    • The chocolate bourban pecan pie is amazing. The pie shop owner–Michele’s Pies, in Norwalk, CT–has just published a pie cookbook that contains the recipes. Since the cookbook costs less than a large pie, I’m thinking it might be a cost-effective purchase!

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