So it's no secret that The America's Test Kitchen Family cookbook is the A#1 first cookbook any breathing human should own. If you don't have it, put it on your Listo de Navidad right this instant. If you do have it and you haven't made their apple pie, what are you waiting for? If you do have it and you HAVE made their pie: fist bump/finger weave.
Okay, no more talking. Pictures of recipe including shots of their step by step photos that will surely seduce all you visual folk.
Right now I'm waiting for my cold dough to soften enough to roll it. When I'm totally done I'll come back and add the after photo and write out all the parts y'all can't see very well. I hope. I think. I'll try. Or you could google it? Or hey....control scroll up to zoom in! That should help. Gosh I'm helpful. Okay. Peace out, my sistahs. And brothas? Probably not so much.
It's done! I tried a lattice top crust this time, which I've never done and which I basically blobbified. But I have high hopes that, with lots of practice, I will one day be featured in Fancy Pies Illustrated. Dreams and aspirations, friends.
p.s. Our Thanksgiving menu consists of the following:
Turkey (oven roasted in the traditional manner)
Stuffing (from a bag, not from scratch)
Cranberry sauce with orange zest (no gelatinous dog food medallions up in here)
Pan seared asparagus
buttery dinner rolls
ridiculous quantities of gravy
pumpkin pie x2
vanilla ice cream
Nothing fancy, y'all. Just the deeeeeelicious essentials.
Edited: I love Charlotte's menu in the comments. Add yours! Add yours!