94 Happy Days: APPLE PIE AND AMERICA



JULY 4, 2014


I write this while firecrackers explode outside the house. Can’t see them, but I can hear them. Our place is surrounded by big Eucalyptus and Pine trees, so we can never see far beyond our patio, even though the firework shows are close. But that’s okay. I’ve seen fireworks before. We’d planned to take off out of town for the 4th weekend, maybe even dash to Winslow, but we’ve been on the go so much lately a weekend at home sounded pretty good. For our Fourth of July celebration, I made pie. A delicious, All American 100 Happy Days Apple pie.

I’ve been making the same pie for a while now, using my Dustbowl crust, so thought I’d mix it up a bit and make Joy the Baker’s signature buttermilk crust. It didn’t come together nearly as easily as mine, but it tasted pretty darned good, and Brian and I both liked the shaggy look.

Here’s my plan for the next pie: combine the two crusts. Use the elements and technique I like from my pie and some of ingredients from hers. I think it will be epic.

And now… in my sugar-pie-coma… I’m off to bed.

Until tomorrow…

Later gators!

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