I made a pie! I made a pie!

101308 apple pie

Yeah, maybe not that big a deal to you, but it is my First Pie Ever. (Actually, my first two pies ever, as I doubled up on the recipe.)

That's right.

Made them -- with help from my faithful assistant Sarah -- using the Ida Reds we picked yesterday at the fruit farm. I used Martha Stewart's pate brisee recipe for the crust and it turns out pie crust is pretty easy to make, so I don't know what everyone's always belly-achin' about. I used Martha's old fashioned apple pie recipe too, only I went Euro and left out the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and relied on just sugar and some lemon for flavor.

I forgot to take a pic before people dug in, so the shot above is what was left at evening's end. Still pretty, no? And tasted pretty good, too. Not too tart and not too sweet, not laden with cloying spices. And I don't know that I'll become a piemaker or anything, but if anyone has tips for a pie crust that's just a tad flakier, I'd be willing to listen.