One of the reasons I’m so excited about hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year is that I can have my Mom teach my daughter and me how to make pies right in our very own kitchen. She will be making the pumpkin pie (since I don’t even like that stuff) and we will be putting a few other pies together. Apple pie is a must since that’s my son’s favorite. I’ve been googling what type of apples make the best pies and we are going to try this tip from eatingwell.com
Choose Two Kinds of Apples
And speaking of apples, use plenty of them! Apple pie should taste good, but not feel like mush in your mouth. A mix of McIntosh and Granny Smith does the trick. The McIntosh add a nice tangy flavor while the Granny Smith also taste good, but break down less when they cook, giving the filling a more toothsome texture.
I’m looking forward to eating some fresh-baked pies this year with our Thanksgiving feast, and also to the memories that will come along with making them. Whether you are making or buying pies to go with your holiday dinner, don’t forget to take some pictures and jot down a few thoughts about which ones are your favorite and what memories you have associated with them.
P.S. the graphic was created with the Red Stamp iPhone app