November 2, 2007
A is for Apple Pie
A is for Apple Pie - my favorite homemade dessert. My mom makes it with homemade pastry, and not-too-tart apples. Her secret ingredient is one pear mixed in to vary the texture and add a bit of sweetness. Then we cover it with hot custard sauce in the English tradition, and the result is pure heaven. My grandmother made the pie this same way, and I have warm childhood memories of this dessert on special and ordinary occasions.