Apple Pie ~ Easy Lazy Version

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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! 

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Apple Pie ~ Easy Lazy Version

apple pie easy lazy version

<Ingredients>

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Fillings

Toppings

 

<Directions>

  1. Preheat an oven to 375°F.
  2. 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.
  3. Flip your muffin tin and cover with the dough. Bake it in the oven for 10 min.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove the crust from the oven and let them cool.
  6. Place the apple fillings in the pie and rosy berry apple on the center. Enjoy!

 

<Cooking Tips>

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! 

apple pie easy lazy version

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…

 

Knock knock! 

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

apple jp yam potato pastry

Nutty Cinnamon Apple Rolls

nutty cinnamon apple roll up
Freshly out of oven!

 

Apple Gateau Invisible

apple gateau invisible

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

 

28 Comments Add yours

  1. johnrieber says:

    Love the holiday and the recipe! Will share! Happy Friday to you!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you John! Hope you’re having amazing brightened Friday and weekend too👍✨💕

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear❤️

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  2. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wonderful apple pie! I love baking pie. More eating with a cup of tea or coffee.
    Thank you very much for share. I hope you are ok. Take care.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Elvira

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Elvira, thank you for your warm comment! I also love having a slice (or more)of pie with tea too😋

      Hope you’re having a fantastic Friday. Enjoy your weekend too🎉

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      1. elvira797mx says:

        Hi Tanooki! It’s a pleasure visit your blog. Wow! Enjoy one slice an tea, for me pleasse. ☕🥧🍰☕🙏🏻😋

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Yayyy join me Elvira😊🙌💕

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      3. elvira797mx says:

        Thank’s Tanooki. Have a lovely time! 🙏🏻😊💕🥧

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      4. elvira797mx says:

        Yes thanks, I am having a fantastic Friday. I Guess you are having 🤩😋

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      5. Tanooki says:

        Yesss🙌💕✨

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      6. elvira797mx says:

        Thank’s Tanooki.
        You are so kind. 🙏🏻💕🧁

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  3. I’m so sorry to hear you had to go to the hospital. Hope you’re feeling much better 💚

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes! Thank you dear for warm comment❤️

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  4. Travtrails says:

    Along with the recipes enjoyed your ‘language’ blooper

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha~thank you dear!🤣🙌💕 I’m glad you enjoyed it. I told my dinner buddy about the story too but he was like “agh again? why don’t you learn it!?”😂😂😂

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  5. sunisanthosh says:

    Delicious apple pie and enjoyed the language story.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear🤗

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  6. Livia says:

    Thank you for sharing this quick and delicious recipe! I can almost smell the delicious apple pies by just seeing your photos. 🤩
    Hope everything’s ok with you and it was nothing serious that brought you to the hospital? 😳
    In any case best wishes from the other end of the world. 💐😘

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Livia, thank you for warm comment❤️
      It’s nothing special! I just had the side effect from the med I was taking, but it’s just for a week so now I’m good🤗 Besides health condition my private life is making me a little busy so I’d be on & off this month…But I’ll be back soon👍💕✨

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      1. Livia says:

        I‘m very happy to hear that you are doing well again 😍, and I wish you all the best for your private life, too 😘
        Take care and I‘m looking forward to reading from you again, soon. 💕

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Aww thank you sweetie😊

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  7. People who were raised to be reserved can struggle to be noticed in a society where everything is “me, me, look at me.” I hope you are feeling better.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha right!🤣 Being humble used to be considered polite, I guess, but now that is giving me headache when I need to compete with those who are good at getting attention😭
      And thank you for the warm comment, yes I’m good but my life is getting busy so I’d be on & off this month…hope you’re enjoying cooking my friend👍💕✨

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you🤗

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