Sunday, October 25, 2009


First order of business: Anne at frayedattheedge asked me to choose the new word for Weekword. My choice for this week is TRANSPORTATION. As I understand it, next Friday you post your interpretation of the word with drawings, photos, crafts, stories, poems, whatever. Let me know if you want to be part of the game by leaving a comment on this post.

Second order of business: I am no domestic goddess. I try to keep my family clean and fed and that‘s about it. However, I seem to have a pie baking gene inherited from my dad’s mom. Last year I posted Grandma Lucinda’s pie crust recipe and followed with instructions on my apple pie filling.

So this post is: how I put the top crust on a fruit pie (don’t get too excited here).

This is my blackberry-apple pie, which is just apple filling plus a can of Oregon blackberries (juice used to make filling). The bottom crust and filling are already in place. Next to the pie you see the top crust rolled out. To get to this point follow the instructions in Grandma's pie crust post (see link above).

You should be able to fold the top crust in half and then fold it in half again. This makes it easier to pick up.

Center the corner of the folded crust on the pie.

Unfold the crust.

Trim off the excess dough with a sharp knife.

Seal together the edges of the top and bottom crust. I’m using my thumb, but there are plenty of other ways to do it.

Use the knife to make some slits in the crust to let out steam during cooking.

I like to sprinkle on some cinnamon-sugar to make the crust crispy and sweet.

Bake the pie at 375 F for about forty-five minutes. Let cool and eat. Try not to get too much yummy stuff on your face like this guy did.

Remember, Weekword--TRANSPORTATION. Leave me a note in the comments so I can put you on the list.


Linda Sue said...

Marry me!!!! I love pie! Also i think that I am up for transportation, I would love to transport myself out of this flooded stinky toxic house- believe me!

Bill S. said...

Do you have some huckleberries to at to those pies? Pie-day is coming soon - Thanksgiving. Looks delicious.

Country Girl said...

Beautiful pie! I like the sticky smile, too.
Sorry but I can't play the weekword. I have the mind of a sieve and would never remember it come Friday. It's partly why I gave up Skywatch Friday. Oy.

Janie said...

Looks great! I love the smiley face on the pie. Don't know why I never thought of doing that!

Flea said...

I LOVE your drooling fruit pie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leenie - count me in for transportation! (I have a few ideas already!!) I love the smiley face on your pie - on the few occasions that I bake pies,I use left over pastry to make flowers - I cut a long strip, then cut a 'fringe' along one edge, then roll the strip up - I hope you can follow that! Love, Annne

Laura said...

Thanks for the smile; it's a nice way to start a Monday especially when I don't want to go to work. I'd rather bake a pie, or smile at your smiling pie all day.

I will try to participate in the word game. Do we post on our own blogs? or send a alink in a comment? how does that part work?



I truly believe there is a pie baking gene. I didn't get one.

Anairam said...

Transportation! I'll play along, please!

Flea said...

I think I might be interested in the weekly wordy thingy.


I'll give it a go.

DayPhoto said...

Beautiful pie! And, of course, I never thought about making a smily face. Geez! I want a creative gene too!


The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the pie and love the idea of the weekword n- could I possibly join in please - maybe starting next week.