Happy National Apple Pie Day!
It was National Blueberry Pie Day 2 weeks ago, and I realized the day for my favorite pie, apple pie, is about to come up. I still don’t have the energy to make an apple pie from scratch this week, so let me share the apple pie I made a few months ago(I’m so glad I snapped a pic just in case!)
Let’s bake some apple pies!
Apple Pie ~ Easy Lazy Version
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- 1 apple – dice cut
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- A sprinkle of citric acid or a splash of lime/lemon juice
- A sprinkle of cinnamon powder
- Rosy berry apple from this recipe
- Preheat an oven to 375°F.
- Prepare the crust. Spread pie dough by using a rolling pin. Flip a glass and press it to the dough. Tada-! You got a perfect circle cut of pie dough.
- Flip your muffin tin and cover with the dough. Bake it in the oven for 10 min.
- Combine apples, sugar and citric acid together in a saucepan and bring it to medium high heat. When it starts to boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer it until the apple is perfectly cooked.
- Remove the crust from the oven and let them cool.
- Place the apple fillings in the pie and rosy berry apple on the center. Enjoy!
If you want to make it more lazy…ahem…time saving version, swap apple fillings to store bought apple pie fillings or applesauce. Yes I sometimes do that, especially when I’m craving for apple pies after 9 in the evening haha!
I made them by using leftover pie dough and rosy berry apples that I needed to use up, so this is totally leftover-makeover baking. When you don’t feel normal, just hit the kitchen and whatever you feel that can make you happy. I’m sure it will work just fine as your therapy!
<A Little Culture Talk>
So as I’ve said I’m not feeling well this week, I want to talk about my embarrassing hospital experience happens here in the US. Before I talk about it, you need a little heads up…In English education in Japan, it always starts like this.
Teacher: “Hello everyone, how are you today?”
Students(*everyone in the classroom say it altogether): “ I’m fine, thank you, and you?”
Teacher: “I’m fine thank you, sit down.”
Each and every word never ever changes, so when Japanese people are asked how we are, we always answer with “fine” and ask back no matter what the situation is. I’m not the exception. Even though I don’t feel well, this starting conversation flow is burnt in my head. As a result of this, even before my brain processes the words, the words come out from my mouth.
As long as I was at the hospital, “fine” isn’t a proper answer I guess, so I took a mental note not to say “fine” but to start explaining why I was here. And…yes it’s a hospital, meaning waiting time is long. Even after a nurse took me to the room, I had plenty of time by looking at people outside from the window. A minute…5 min…10 min had passed. I was already bored practicing how to explain my health condition, so I started to count how many people were there in the view. 8, 9, 10…wait, how about the # of dogs? 1, 2, 3…
Dr: (Open the door immediately, even before I could answer)Hi, how are you?
Me: I’m fine thank you, and you?
Dr: Good! (then why are you here?)
Sigh…I don’t know if I should complain about English education in Japan. That conditioned response has been my legacy that was built by years of training, and it is so persistent.
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
<Other Apple Desserts>
Apple and Japanese Yam Potato Pastry
Nutty Cinnamon Apple Rolls
Apple Gateau Invisible
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)