Saturday, October 20, 2012

Guest blogger: Jennifer from Grits and Moxie!

Good morning friends!

I've got quite the treat for you today: Jennifer from Grits and Moxie is guest posting!  I've been following her rad blog for quite a while, and was super psyched when she said she would guest post!  This is my first guest blogger, and I couldn't have asked for a cooler chick.

Check her out:

Well, hi!  I'm Jennifer and the lady behind the curtain over at the quirky lifestyle blog Grits And Moxie.  This is one of my first guest posts so I'm beyond thrilled to be here at JellyBones...and I'm so happy that Trish invited me over!

This month I've really focused on the things that I love about the fall season...and October especially.  This is a month of country fairs, pumpkin picking, sweater thrifting, leaves crunching underfoot, Halloween and baking.  Ah, baking.  One of my favorite things to do!  And I'd love to share a recent expierence with y'all today...

I noticed yesterday that the lovely ripe apples that our friends gifted us from a local farm needed to be eaten, cooked or something ASAP. Having never made an apple pie during the fall season...or ever, I decided to give it a try.

*fingers crossed*



See this? I made this! My first ever apple pie all from scratch! Well, I didn't make the crust, but it is still a pretty monumental experience in the Keene/Carrington household.

If I say so m'self, it was delicious...and now I'm crowing about it from the rooftops!

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 9-inch double crust pie, either from scratch or store bought (I used store bought because I’m working on perfecting my crust!)
  • 1/2 cup salted/ unsalted real butter (not margarine)
  • 3 T all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup room temp water
  • 1 tsp fresh ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 6-8 medium sized apples peeled, cored and sliced or 4 fresh apples peeled, cored and sliced, and 1 cup of dried apples

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, cinnamon, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  1. Place the uncooked bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Drizzle apples with maple syrup then gently pour the simmered liquid over them. Pour slowly so that it does not run off. Top with other crust and vent with small knife cuts or crust punch (which is what I used). Place the pie in oven directly on mid rack. Place empty sheet pan on lower rack to catch possible drips.
  1. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
  1. Let cool at least 1 hour before eating. The pie needs time to settle down and get all flavorful.

You can top your slice o' pie with ice cream or a splash of heavy cream or just leave it plain.  Regardless of how you do it, I hope you enjoy it!  Plus your kitchen will smell delightfully sweet.



If you have a moment and would like to stop by my blog then I would be oh-so-grateful.  There are lots more recipes, pictures, adventures and fun stuff to be had.  Oh, and Trish is guest posting over there right now.  So, I hope to see you soon!
Thanks again Trish...for everything.  You're awesomesauce!

Oooooooooh, I am a super sucker for pie. :)  Thanks so much, Jennifer!  Don't forget to check out my guest post over at Grits and Moxie, where you will find a cute and spooky Halloween craft.

Well...... it's Jerdy's 30th bday today, so I'm off to make our apartment into a swanky cocktail hour party.  Have a great weekend friends!
 

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me over Trish. :) And thank you for your *excellent* guest post over at Grits And Moxie. I hope you'll guest post again soon!

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  2. Hi Jennifer! Oh, I just love the details on the pie crust! And no reason to feel guilty about not making the crust. That is my kind of making it from scratch... all the way! ;)

    P.S. Trish, wow, awesome apple head tutorial! So creepy cool!!!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    I love Jennifer and have had the privilege to guest post for her once before as well...
    however my post wasn't nearly as awesome as this delicious looking apple pie!!!

    xo
    Alex

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