Monday, November 16, 2009

Thank You Alicia! Sour Cream Apple Pie; Pie of the Week #16 & Reading Mitts

I've been wanting to try this pie recipe for a while and finally did yesterday. Boy, am I glad I did. I found the recipe on Alicia's blog, and like everything she makes (everything), this is wonderful! This is probably my favorite pie since the Peach Custard or maybe the Strawberry Vanilla Cream (recipes linked in sidebar). Hmmmm, I think I see a fruity creamy pie theme here. Anyhoo, here's the link to her recipe (am I getting lazy here or what?), and like Alicia, I didn't have enough sour cream (I used light), so I used 1/3 cup of the low fat vanilla yogurt I had in the fridge -- worked perfectly.

Looks good even before baking doesn't it? And can you see that container of cinnamon next to the bowl? I got that at the little Mennonite general store near our house, and it was only $2.23 for 8 ounces! Everything they sell there is so reasonably priced. I must do a post about their store sometime -- charming. Seems like lately, I'm either too busy or too puny (the frustrating 'medical condition') to do anything other than these hit and run posts. Hopefully, that will improve soon . . . someday?

So, here's the finished pie (tea brewing nearby of course). It's sooooo good! I ate 1/4 of the pie all by myself yesterday (kept going back for just one more bite ;-). It's only sheer (or is it shear?) willpower that's prevented me from eating more so far today. I'm making myself wait til tea time.

I guess I'm a broken record here -- pie and knitting, pie and knitting . . . ? But I just can't help it. Here are some fingerless mitts I finished the other day. I ran across them on Kathryn Ivy and loved the pattern, however they were too big using the instructions found here. With the helpful advice of a nice Raveler (what would I do without Ravelry?), I changed from #5 needles to #3's and they fit perfectly.

Got to run -- a student awaits.

Blessings to you all,



At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the mitts, isn't Ravelry the best? The pie looks delicious!

Pom Pom said...

The mitts are lacy and lovely, Gigi!
I'm sorry that you have bouts of feeling puny.
Mmmmmm. Pie. It sounds and looks divine!

Jodi said...

That's my kind of broken record -- pie and knitting!!!

The mitts are just lovely.

stitching under oaks said...

I've got a huge bowl of apples that I was going to make apple sauce with...must save some to try that pie. Thanks Gigi! Those mitts are beautiful..thanks for sharing. Wonderful stuff.

Marilyn in NM said...

I love these fingerless reading mitts. I just finished a pair with "half" fingers but I still love the mitts better. These are just adorable.

Your pie looks awesome, as usual. You're such a great cook!

Marilyn in NM

Kty said...

Hummm : knitting and eating pies : all I love to do ! I arrived here "par hasard" as we say in french (I live in Paris, france). But I'll often come and visit you !

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