We’re having house guests for the weekend and I guess that’s my excuse for making a pie today. I followed, as I usually do, Martha’s recipe for Classic Apple Pie. I used half Granny Smith and half California Fuji.

Here’s a picture of it as it goes into the oven.

Apple Pie

Pie before going into the oven

I picked up the item below in a severe discount bin somewhere. It makes a pattern in the top crust. After baking it doesn’t show up that great, really. I’m glad I didn’t pay much for it.

Pie Crust Tool

Pie crust tool