Today is Pi day

Really  it is Pi day
and as you may recall
I LOVE PIE!
I love pie
I did make pie, and thought it was kind of funny that it really is Pi day.
I made my favorite
Special Apple Pie
Filing
peel, core and slice 8 large granny smith apples
in separate bowl mix
1 cup sour cream
2/3 cup sugar
2 T. flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
pie crust
 (I often make my own, but in a pinch Pillsbury is fine)
 place pie crust in plate in freezer till cold.
Topping
 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter at room temp *
1/2 tsp cinnamon
while peeling the apples I put them in a large bowl with cold water,
with the  juice of a lemon so they won’t brown
I have an apple peeler/corer and love it!
preheat oven to 400
beat the sour cream, sugar, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and egg. then add apples and coat completely
put filling into chilled pie crust and bake for 25 minutes
remove from oven and the crumbles topping
*my butter was too soft this time so I piped it on but really prefer it crumbled.
then bake for another 30 minutes
I think I might even start turning down the temp for the last 30 minutes to 375-the top is brown, but almost always a few apple pieces seem to get very dark.
Why do I call it Special Apple Pie, for one it reminds my husband and I of a pie we used to order often when we dated and secondly one bit and everyone says…It’s Special!
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  1. 1

    HOLY MOLY this looks and sounds delicious! I totally forgot it was PI day, how perfect to have made a pie for it! =)

  2. 2
    blueviolet says:

    Wowza!!! That looks more than good enough to eat!

  3. 3
    Catherine says:

    Yummy!! I am reading this early Monday morning and wishing I could have a slice for breakfast ~ is it ever too early in the day for pie? Nope…I think not! :)

  4. 4
    Cecilia e Helena says:

    Diane, thanks for your visit!
    Everything you post here looks delicious!
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  5. 5

    I LOVE sour cream apple pie. It's the best! And no, the lemon meringue pie wasn't a coincidence. My boys have been looking forward to Pi Day for quite awhile! I posted about that on my personal blog though.

    http://momoutnumbered.blogspot.com/

  6. 6

    That's funny…Pi day! They have a day for everything don't they? :)

    My one twin has been practically begging me to make him apple Pi. With all these Pi recipes there's no reason not to. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    ~ingrid

    Btw, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! :)

  7. 7

    Diane, This is a beautiful post. It looks delicious and the photography is wonderfully done! I think you are a very, very good cook and your family is quite lucky to have you! Thanks for stopping by to see me. I appreciate it.
    Hugs, Beth

  8. 8

    OH wow, that looks delicious! I haven't had an apple pie in a while, I might have to change that.

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