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I made forty resolutions to do by my fortieth birthday. One of those goals was to make an apple pie from scratch. For some reason, probably due to my lack of baking confidence, this just seemed like a daunting task. After I did it, I realized that there was no need to be afraid of making a pie. It’s so easy!
My 6-year-old daughter and I had fun making this pie together. We found a simple recipe to follow in the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. This cookbook was a wedding gift and is filled with all kinds of easy to follow recipes. I rely on this book for most of my baking projects.
Even though this project was on my 40 by 40 list, I also put it on my kids’ advent gift list. For the first twenty-four days in December, we unwrap a gift that includes either a book, game, or activity that we can do together. Zara was so excited to help me make this pie, while my son was content to come and observe every so often. She did great, helping me mix the ingredients and roll out the dough for the pie.
I though making pie crust would be harder than it was. It was so easy!! I’m not sure if knowing how to do this is a good thing, considering my love for pie. I now feel confident to experiment with different crusts. If, like me, you’ve been too intimidated to try this yourself, there is no need to be. There is a reason for the saying “Easy as pie”.