I think for me it’s not only because it tastes good but because I grew up eating a lot of pie! It seems to me that my grandma, who lived with us when I was little, was baking pies every week...I could be wrong but I know she made them at least every other week! I think pie is my ultimate comfort food because of that. I think I’m not alone in thinking this either. I asked a few people if they had a choice of cake or pie what would they choose and a lot of people said pie!
Honestly, I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did! Just baking it was great! My place smelled amazing! There is nothing better than the smell of apple and spices filling your home this time of year! I’ve tried apple pies from my grocery store bakeries in the past and I wasn’t impressed. The apples were hard and there wasn’t much flavor. I was really amazed with the Marie Callendar’s Dutch Apple Pie, the apples were cooked perfectly, it was sweet just like I like it and I could taste all the wonderful cinnamon and apple pie spices. Seriously, I did not expect it to taste so good!
I served mine with some vanilla ice cream and my secret is to add a little freshly-grated nutmeg on top of the ice cream. If you haven’t tried fresh nutmeg you must! It adds so much. This is what a nutmeg grater looks like if you haven’t seen one.
I have a funny story about freshly-grated nutmeg. When my daughter was young and at a home day care I went to pick her up one day and her day care provider said “I have to ask you something”. I was a little worried and then she said “What is fresh nutmeg?” I laughed…my daughter was a foodie at 6 years old. Her babysitter gave her some eggnog and my daughter had asked her for fresh nutmeg on it! The baby sitter only knew of the stuff in the jar! To me that has no flavor! Fresh nutmeg on vanilla ice cream on top of apple pie is the best!!!
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