Bye Bye, Miss American Pie

Growing up, my dad or nanny did all the cooking. My mom, on the other hand, has been known to burn water. But while she can't whip up a gourmet feast, she can make a mean apple pie. She says she got the recipe from Joy of Cooking and just tried and tried until she succeeded. To this day, it's probably the only thing she can cook well.

The other day, I decided I wanted to give it a try. Since I didn't have a copy of Joy of Cooking on hand, I turned to one of my favorite recipe sites Joy of Baking. I used pretty much the exact recipe and an equal mix of Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Braeburn Apples for a tangy taste that won rave reviews for my first attempt at pie. Here are some photos of the process. You can find the recipe here.

The end result? Almost as good as mom's!

Recipe: Joy of Baking