How do you (a) wish your sweetheart a happy Valentine’s day, (b) celebrate in a really unique way and (c) overachieve at the same time?
You bake a heart-shaped apple pie.
Here’s how it happened:
Last night I stopped at the grocery store to get milk and bread.
Many dollars and several grocery bags later, I came home with milk, bread, and a slew of other things too good to pass up. Like heart-shaped baking pans for a buck. (You see how this would be irresistable on Valentine’s Eve, right?)
Sadly, I had to resign myself to waxy grocery-store Granny Smith apples instead of the delicious, local Jonagolds, Ida Reds, Braeburns and Melroses I normally bake pies with. But that’s the trouble with
adult ADD doing things on a whim being spontaneous: you sometimes have to settle for what’s available.
I used my new favoritest-ever pie crust recipe for this pie. It ended up making a bit too much pastry for the pan, but I’m sure we will suffer through a few hand-pies tomorrow once I whip up some more filling. Or maybe we’ll just have a little baked sugared dough. There are far worse problems to have.
Happy Valentine’s Day.