Recreating the spirit of the season



“When bobbing for apples, an idealist endlessly reaches for the best apple, a pessimist settles for the first one within reach, while an optimist drains the barrel, fishes out all the apples and makes pie.” —   Vera Nazarian.


This is the time of the year when the weather gets cooler, the barbecue is taken inside and the longing for a slice of fresh apple pie begins to creep into place. As the leaves outside begin to change color and fall from the trees some super markets follow suite and plan promotions that will remind shoppers of the fresh aroma of apple pies and cinnamon wafting easily in many homes across the country. Thought of mom’s apple pie and home are resurrected. This store apple display got the color and the tome of the season correct. A tasty bit of nostalgia. — gc



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19 Comments on Recreating the spirit of the season

  1. Great post Gerry! I think I’ll go and make an apple pie and maybe even an apple crisp today. Have a nice weekend my friend. 🙂


    • Thank you Pat. I am glad you enjoyed the post.I am sure the apple crisp will be equally yummy. 🙂

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      • Hi Pat,
        RE: Apple crisp.
        I was unsure of the measurements because in the UK we tend to weigh the ingredients. However, I do have plastic measuring cups so used the cups plus the kitchen scales.
        I looked online to find out the weight/cups of the oat topping but all I could find was a topping mixture of oats and flour so I went with that. From here on in, it all became guesswork!

        1 Cup oats plus 1 cup plain flour – mixed together these weighed 8.5oz.
        Butter 4.2oz (melted) plus 1 cup light brown sugar.
        I used a fork to mix the ingredients with a good sprinkling of cinnamon.

        I used 3 dessert apples (pink lady) instead of cooking apples and after slicing and layering in the dish, I sprinkled a thin coat of brown sugar and cinnamon over the top, I spooned on the oat mixture and cooked for 30 minutes in a pre-heated fan assisted oven at 190c. This large quantity was too much for the two of us, next time I’ll halve the ingredients. unless cooking for the whole family.
        I’m not sure if this resembles your apple crisp, however, it was crunchy and delicious and I served with crème fraîche! And of course I took photos at each stage! Thank you Pat 🙂


    • What is Apple crisp?

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  2. I totally get this post. Autumn, Summer has come to an end, darker evenings, the warm glow of lamplight in the window, the smell of ‘mom’s apple pie’. Home… a loving welcome at the end of a busy or difficult day. Nostalgia for what we remember and often miss and for some a thankfulness for what we have received. 🙂


  3. Paulina Angela // September 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm // Reply

    I love the idea of apple pie more than the taste (which happens to be my favourite pie). There’s something about the tradition and nostalgia that comes with picking apples in the orchard, storing bushels in the cold cellar and making pie for thanksgiving (October here in Canada) I find so romantic.

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  4. I remember visiting Vermont in autumn years ago and getting out of the car, immediately the smell of apples was in the air – wonderful!


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