Day 246 - Secret Recipe Club and Apple Crumb Pie

Day 246 - Secret Recipe Club and Apple Crumb Pie

Yay!!!!!!

It’s time for the Secret Recipe Club reveal!!

Wow, I cannot believe that this is my fourth month participating in the Secret Recipe Club!  It has flown and has been SO much fun!!

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  • Wow, I cannot believe that this is my fourth month participating in the Secret Recipe Club!  It has flown and has been SO much fun!!
  • But, shhhhh…., it’s a secret!!
  • We are not supposed to tell the writer of the blog that we have them.
  • It’s a lot of fun blog stalking and going through their recipes discovering new ideas and “meeting” a fellow blogger.
  • The idea is based on the Secret Santa and was originally started by Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin’.  The group has grown so much over the last few months that there are now 4 separate groups!  I’m sure Amanda never imagined her baby would grow to be this big!
  • My group’s fearless leader is Angela of the blog, Big Bear’s Wife, and she’s been a tremendous help and source of support to all of us as has Amanda!  A BIG baking hug goes out to both of them for all of their hard work!!
  • This month I was given a fellow New Englander’s blog.  Ok, I know I’m not in New England anymore, but it will always be “home”.
  • My blog assignment was….
  • A Couple In The Kitchen!!
  • I was very excited to peruse their blog!
  • They have a varied list of recipes all nicely categorized so that it is easy to find what you’re looking for.
  • And I went through MANY of them, but stayed away from the drinks and soups/stews groups because…
  • go ahead and say it with me,
  • “This is a baking blog, and I wanted to find something I could bake.”
  • Hmm…I won’t be saying that for too many more months.
  • I’m so excited that I’ll be able to make so many other wonderful creations from various blog assignments once 365 is over!!  Woo Hoo
  • Drinks (not that I’m a drinker, but they sure do look good!), soups, candies, and the list goes on!
  • There was also a section on their blog called Et Cetera where they have a list of their recipes they have entered into contests and won awards for, and restaurant reviews among other topics.
  • I was excited to see their list of reviews and picked a few establishments that I’d like to go to when we go back to New England.
  • After MUCH perusing, the recipe I settled on was really a no-brainer.  It’s Fall, we like apples and we LOVE pie!  I made a few adaptations which I’ll talk about after the recipe.  The recipe was…Early-Apple Crumbly Pie.  I am NUTS about Marie Callendar’s Apple Pie with the crumb topping, so I was really excited to make this.
  • Apple Crumb Pie
  • Pie Crust
  • I followed the recipe for the Crisco single 9-inch pie crust found here.
  • Crumb Topping
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pie Filling
  • 7 apples
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Baking