Thursday, July 30, 2009

Flavor of the Month: Pie

Bake at 350

A few months back I came across a blog called Bake at 350. I really enjoy reading this blog and seeing all the awesome cookies Bridget makes. So the beginning of July she decided to start a monthly challenge. Nothing to crazy just a theme each month. This month's theme is Pie.

At first I was exciting about the theme but couldn't think about what to make. So I sent out a small survey to some family/friends. I found out that when asked what you think about when someone says pie, most people think of apple pie (only one person said that pie reminds her of math). Another question was what time of day do you like to eat pie? Most everyone's answer was after a meal. My mom was the only that said any time of the day!! I'm so my mother's child, cause that would have been my answer as well. So at this point I was still thinking about what to make. I figured I would think about if for a day or so and then decide.

A few days later I still was thinking about it and Mike asked if we had anything planned for the weekend of the 18th, I said no. He said that he wanted to go upstate to buy the quad he saw July 4th weekend. After debating back and forth we decided now was the time to buy it. You must be wondering how this plans into this months theme. Well, when we go upstate we stay at our friend's house and everyone brings something for a meal. Mike and I brought breakfast stuff and dessert. I was going to make a pie, but then I decided I wanted to do something different. The usual dessert for upstate are s'mores by the fire. So I went with the camping theme and started to look for campfire desserts. I found something that seem easy enough to do with limited access to equipment. Apple Pie on a stick!

Apple Pie on a Stick
Red or Green apple

Push a stick through a green apple and turn the stick over the coals of a campfire. (as you would when roasting a marshmallow).

When the apple peel starts to loosen carefully peel off skin.

In a bowl mix together cinnamon and sugar then roll your apple around the mixture until evenly coated on all sides. Roast over fire for a few more minutes and let cool.

I had only brought 3 apples with me and it turned out we were 9 people. I didn't think everyone would want one, but felt bad that I didn't bring enough. So after the apples were finished roasting we peeled off the skin and then cut them up before rolling them in the cinnamon sugar. This way everyone could get a taste. Wouldn't you know it did taste like apple pie filling. I would try this again.
Ok, after writing this post up...I feel like I slacked off for this challenge. Especially after my sister sent me a link to someone's blog that did apple pie on a stick. Check out Luxirare's verson of apple on a stick. I might have to try that one day.


Ann Marie said...

Love it! I've never roasted apples over a fire before! What a great idea! :)

Bridget said...

I've never heard of this...what a great idea! It almost makes me want to go camping! ;)

Thanks so much for participating! ♥

Nutmeg Nanny said...

How inventive! I love it:)


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