Now that we are in our first house, I have been able to do the holidays like I want to: lots of baking and lots of sparkle.
Today, I finally finished up all of the desserts, and I went shopping for mimosa supplies for Christmas morning. Now I just need to make the breakfast casserole. Want some recipes? Come and get ’em.
For each pie, use about 6 large apples. It’s best to mix the types of apples: the best are northern spy’s (but hard to find). Also good are granny smith, macintosh, golden delicious, galas. Peel and slice apples in large bowl. Add about 1/2-1/3 C sugar per pie and 1/4-1/3C flour. Add at least a tsp of cinnamon. Toss all together and dump in bottom crust. Top with second crust and crimp edges. Cut slit in top to let steam escape. Bake for 45min to 1 hr @ 375 degrees F.
Christmas Pear Pie