Welcome To The 41st Masterpiece Monday!

Hi Everyone!

Can you tell what kind of plant this is from?

They remind me of Chinese Lantern branches. 

They're tomatillos from my vegetable patch!

I thought they would make a fun Fall bouquet. 

My masterpiece this week is a pie experiment that worked out (My experiments don't always work out the way I planned) So, I'm happy this one did.  This does contain brown sugar and white flour, but it also has oatmeal and apples, so it's full of fiber. And it doesn't give that store-bought-high-fructose feeling like a lot of other desserts.
And with apples so in season right now, it's easy on your wallet too. I always pick the cheapest and try to use a variety as well. I peel, core and slice 3lbs of apples.
I make my own pie crust for mere pennies.  I poke holes in the bottom and pre-bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Click here for my 5 minute pie crust recipe.
In a separate microwaveable dish, add the apple slices and sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon each; cinnamon, allspice and ground cloves. Microwave for 15 minutes on high.
Stir apples to mix in spices evenly and transfer to the pie crust.
Mix the topping ingredients and spread evenly over top of the apples, completely covering them. Brown the topping in the oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Enjoy!
Autumn Apple Crisp Pie


Ingredients

One pie crust. My 5 minute pie crust recipe here

filling
3 lbs (about 9) apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Topping
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted*
3/4 brown sugar
1 1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant)
1/4 cup flour

1) preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2) prepare pie crust and poke holes in the bottom and pre-bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

3) Place apples in a microwaveable dish. Sprinkle spices evenly on top and microwave for 15 minutes on high.

4) Stir cooked apples to evenly distribute the spices and transfer to the pre-baked pie crust.

5) Completely combine all topping ingredients in small bowl and evenly spread topping over apples. Brown pie in the oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

*I melt my margarine in a glass custard dish in my microwave for 30 seconds on high.


Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.

Have fun!




..: Welcome To The 41st Masterpiece Monday!

Sunday, October 9

Welcome To The 41st Masterpiece Monday!

Hi Everyone!

Can you tell what kind of plant this is from?

They remind me of Chinese Lantern branches. 

They're tomatillos from my vegetable patch!

I thought they would make a fun Fall bouquet. 

My masterpiece this week is a pie experiment that worked out (My experiments don't always work out the way I planned) So, I'm happy this one did.  This does contain brown sugar and white flour, but it also has oatmeal and apples, so it's full of fiber. And it doesn't give that store-bought-high-fructose feeling like a lot of other desserts.
And with apples so in season right now, it's easy on your wallet too. I always pick the cheapest and try to use a variety as well. I peel, core and slice 3lbs of apples.
I make my own pie crust for mere pennies.  I poke holes in the bottom and pre-bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Click here for my 5 minute pie crust recipe.
In a separate microwaveable dish, add the apple slices and sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon each; cinnamon, allspice and ground cloves. Microwave for 15 minutes on high.
Stir apples to mix in spices evenly and transfer to the pie crust.
Mix the topping ingredients and spread evenly over top of the apples, completely covering them. Brown the topping in the oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Enjoy!
Autumn Apple Crisp Pie


Ingredients

One pie crust. My 5 minute pie crust recipe here

filling
3 lbs (about 9) apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Topping
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted*
3/4 brown sugar
1 1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant)
1/4 cup flour

1) preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2) prepare pie crust and poke holes in the bottom and pre-bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

3) Place apples in a microwaveable dish. Sprinkle spices evenly on top and microwave for 15 minutes on high.

4) Stir cooked apples to evenly distribute the spices and transfer to the pre-baked pie crust.

5) Completely combine all topping ingredients in small bowl and evenly spread topping over apples. Brown pie in the oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

*I melt my margarine in a glass custard dish in my microwave for 30 seconds on high.


Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.

Have fun!




18 Comments:

At October 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Your apple pie looks so yummy, Mary! I need to head up to the mountains to get some of this year's crop! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

 
At October 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM , Blogger MommaHen said...

mmmmm...looks delish! This seems like something I can make when a craving for apple pie comes on , but, don't want to spend all day making one! awesome!

 
At October 9, 2011 at 2:14 PM , Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! I love your tomatillo brances in the arrangement...looks great!

 
At October 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Poppy said...

Loving your home made pie crust... looks delish! And I always love your easy to follow recipes.I'm glad your experiment went well. The tomatillo branches look so pretty in that white vase... beautiful display! Thanks for the party, Mary. Happy Sunday!Hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

 
At October 9, 2011 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe, and for hosting.

 
At October 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM , Blogger Jann Olson said...

Hi, This pie looks delicious! I was a bit lazy and made apple crisp instead of pie last week. I too like using a variety of apples. Not as wonderful as your pie, but it sure was tasty. I always add oatmeal in mine to give it some umph. Warm apple crisp (or pie) and whip cream.
YUM! I love it!

 
At October 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Elsa said...

Thanks for hosting!! The pie looks wonderful!

 
At October 9, 2011 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Artsy VaVa said...

Thanks, so much, for hosting the party!

 
At October 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM , Blogger The French Hutch said...

hi Mary, Yum, I can't wait to have my first apple pie. One of the many treats for Fall/Autumn. Your recipe looks delicious and easy to make.
Thanks for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

 
At October 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM , Blogger xinex said...

Thanks for the recipe, Mary. It looks yummy!...Christine

 
At October 10, 2011 at 5:33 AM , Blogger Curtains In My Tree said...

That apple pie looks so good. I have had some great apples this year

i just might have to make me some today

thanks for this party I always like coming over

 
At October 10, 2011 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Kathe said...

I would have never thought to use my tomatillo plant for decor! Way to think outside the box! I will be cutting mine down this coming weekend and may stea...borrow this idea!

 
At October 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM , Blogger J's mom said...

Thanks for hosting this fun party. What a great place for me to post my slow cooker applesauce. Your pie looks so delish. I'm sure it smelled really good!!! :) Have a great Sunday!

 
At October 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

I am not an apple pie kind of girl (Got this thing about cooked fruit I'm afraid) but my husband loves it so I will be using this recipe for sure. I can just smell it from here. Thanks for hosting another fab party!

Paula

 
At October 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM , Anonymous Erin at salvagedwhimsy.blogger.com said...

Your pie looks so good...it reminds me of growing up...my mom would whip up a pie while she was doing 4 other things....I can't whip up anything but mac & cheese! Thanks for hosting today!

 
At October 10, 2011 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

That apple pie looks yummy. I think I need to bake one tomorrow. Thanks for hosting each week. Sorry to be late arriving this week. ~ Sarah

 
At October 11, 2011 at 10:27 PM , Blogger Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sounds like a great pie recipe! A baker though I am not except for cookies. Maybe if I get to retire someday, I will have time to experiment!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

 
At October 12, 2011 at 9:09 AM , Blogger michele said...

thanks so much for hosting, mary. i always enjoy the inspiration you share here.

warmly.

michele

 

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