Each guest was asked to bring a pie to share ~ I planned that we would eat as much pie as we wanted and then watch Anne of Avonlea! What a lovely way to welcome a cozy season! I love Fall - in recent years it has become my favorite season more and more.
Hope you'll join us via the photos ~ enjoy!
Apples and a pumpkin greet you at the door ~
over the door, hangs this fun garland spelling "Avonlea" ~I made Sweet and Savory Apple Pie also from the July/August Victoria magazine. Let me just say - this is my first successful rolled pie crust that looked pretty!!! I was so pleased!
Sweet & Savory Pie Dough
4 c. flour
1 c. shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/4 sticks butter, chilled and cubed
2/3 c. ice water
Combine first three ingredients in a food processor. Add butter until crumbly. Add water until dough forms. Divide into two rounds of dough and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least one hour - I chilled mine overnight.
Roll out one portion of dough and place in prepared pie dish. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes with weights or a heavy plate on top. Then, remove weight and bake an additional five minutes.
Sweet & Savory Apple Pie
6 apples (I used a mixture); peeled, cored and sliced
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 T. flour
1 T. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. crumbled cooked bacon
1/4 c. heavy cream
Combine apples and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Combine dry ingredients and mix with apples. Stir in bacon. Spoon into baked pie shell. Top with remaining crust. Brush with cream and bake 35-40 minutes. Let cool.