The apples are peeled, sliced and resting while I type this...soon I'll put the pies together and pop them in the oven. Then, done for the evening.
Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving with you and yours...may your turkey be juicy and your football teams victorious. Your apple pie will, unfortunately, not be as good as mine. Out of a sense of Thanksgiving I'm going to share my recipe. I think is it really my grandmother Mim's, but it might be a little different. At any rate, I'll attribute it to her. If you haven't made one yet, this one is straightforward and quick.
Mim's Apple Pie
About three pounds of apples--always some Granny Smiths, combine with others if you like.
Sugar--a half-cup or so
Butter--about a 1/2 stick
Pie Crusts for a two-crust pie (YES, I use the Pillsbury. Follow the directions and no one will know, and it is delicious.)
Peel the apples, and then slice them very thinly, like 1/8th inch. This is the most important step. Toss the apples in a bowl with about a half-cup of sugar. Let it sit for a few minutes.
Put the bottom crust in the pie plate, then mound the apples on the crust. If there is a lot of juice you can our some of it off. Dot about 1/2 the butter on top of this (little pieces of the butter, not big pats). ONLY if you must, sprinkle a little cinnamon, but try it without one time. Now, put the top crust on the apples, folding and crimping the crusts around edge to seal. Slice the top crust to vent it, and then dot the top crust with the rest of the butter. Finally, take about a tablespoonful of sugar and sprinkle over the crust.
Now, place in a preheated 425 degree oven. Bake for about 10 minutes and then lower the temperature to 350. Bake for another 40 minutes or so. That's it! Four ingredients, YUM.
And I'll leave you with something my Lutheridge coffee cup says, so appropriate for this time of year: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." (1 Cor. 10:31) Happy Thanksgiving!
UPDATE: Hi, Instapundit readers! I'll post a pic as soon as they come out of the oven.
UPDATE: And there's the picture. Thanks for stopping by!