Caramel Apple Pie

With Thanksgiving being today, I wanted to do my part and bring something to the family dinner. Adam and I had dinner at his mom and dad’s last night with his grandparents and my mom. I found this recipe in Better Homes & Gardens and I thought I would give it a try. Cooking is not one of my specialties, but this came out ok. I wanted to post the recipe just in case the 3 people that read my blog would like to have it. So here it is:

1/3 C butter, melted

1 Tsp. ground cinnamon

4 lbs. cooking apples (Fiji) cored and cut in 1/4 in. thick slices (about 12 C)

1 15 oz. pkg. rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust (2 crusts)

1/2 C packed brown sugar

2 Tbsp. all purpose flour

1/2 Tsp. salt

1 egg lightly beaten

1 Tbsp. water

1 12 oz. jar caramel ice cream topping (1 C)

1) Preheat oven to 475. In large bowl combine butter and cinnamon; add apples and toss gently to coat. Spread apples evenly in parchment paper – or foil lined large roasting pan or 2 15x10x1 baking pans. Roast (one pan at a time) 4 to 5 in. from heat for 7-10 min or until apples start to brown, turning once 1/2 way through. Cool apples in pans. Reduce heat to 375.

2) Let refrigerated pastry stand at room temp. according to pkg. directions. Line 9 in. pie pan with half of pastry.

3) In large bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, and salt. Add apple slices and any juices; stir to coat. Transfer to pastry-lined plate. On lightly floured surface roll remaining dough to 14 in circle; cut slits for steam to escape. Place on top of filling. Trim top crust to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate. Fold top pastry edge under bottom pastry; crimp edges. Brush top with mixture of beaten egg and water. Cover edge of pie with foil to prevent overbrowning.

4) Place on middle rack, place foil-lined baking sheet on lower rack. Bake 30 min. Remove foil from pie; bake 30-40 min more. Remove to a wire rack; while warm, drizzle caramel topping. Cool completely. Serve with remaining topping.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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Thanks…

Yes, I know it has been a very long time since I’ve posted something…and I do admit, I have been lazy, but Adam and I were touched by our Pastor’s sermon this past Sunday and I thought I would share some of it with you.

His sermon was on gratitude which is something all of us can take for granted of everyday. He challenged us with two things. 1.) Stop seeing gratitude as an obligation and start seeing it as an opportunity, and 2.) Stop thinking of gratitude as a byproduct of your circumstances and start thinking about it as a way of changing the world.

I have put these two things on our refrigerator at home just to remind us of this everyday because I am defiantly guilty of dreading to write thank you notes, or just telling someone thank you for something. The Lord has truly blessed us in our lives. We should be immensely thankful for Him, because without him…we would be in hell. Thank you Lord for saving us and showing your mercy and compassion on us.

Happy 6 Months!

Well, to kind of piggy back my last blog…today is Adam’s and I 6th month anniversary. I know, some of you will probably say, “big deal”, but hey, it is a big deal to me! I am totally amazed at how fast these 6 months have past! But let me tell you, it may sound cliche, they have been the absolute best 6 months of my entire life! Being married has got to be the best thing in the world! Adam is everything in the world to me from being my best friend to my lover…and I thank the Lord for him everyday! Well anyway, happy 6 months to us!!!

I love being Married!

I just want to say how much I love being married! I am defiantly blessed to be married to such a wonderful guy. Let me go into detail…my husband is amazing, hot, compassionate, understanding, grateful, a wonderful spiritual leader, sensitive to my feelings, handsome, smart, caring, passionate, a great cook, and did I mention he’s quite a hunk? Anyway, those are just some of the reasons why I love my husband and why I am so blessed to have a husband like him! He’s the best!

PS: Shout out to my hubby…Love you babe!