Last week I ventured out on a fall ride to my favorite apple orchard; Thanksgiving pies must be planned!
Temps were in the high 50’s and a little cloudy with warmer weather and sunshine expected in the afternoon, a perfect combination for my Terry Grand Prix Wool Cycling Jersey, cozy new Breakaway Knickers and the new, warm and wonderful Woolies Socks.
The wool jersey adapts incredibly well to spring and fall weather fluctuations…a New England necessity! The knickers are imperative for protecting ones knees in temps dipping below 65 degrees, and my Terry socks capped off the perfect fall ensemble.
The gal at the Orchard told me she uses Macintosh apples for her pies. I’ve never used this variety and have decided to do a test run this weekend and see how they fare!
Many thanks to Shelburne Orchards for a great Fall destination!
Tomorrow’s apple pie recipe:
In a bowl Combine:
8 Macintosh Apples…peeled, cored and sliced
2+ Tablespoons Flour (depending on apple juice)
1/2 cup of Sugar
Heavy sprinkle of Cinnamon
Light sprinkle of Nutmeg and Salt
Squeeze of Lemon
6 Small Chunks of Butter
I generally bake my pie shell for 10 minutes, cool slightly and fill with apple mixture. Cover the pie with outer pastry shell, crimp top and bottom shells together, cover edges with foil and bake @ 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (removing the foil half way through the baking process).
Remove from the oven when the crust is golden brown and bubbling!
Until next time,
Lisa Wilkes (Red Wheels)
About Lisa: If you’ve had the pleasure of talking to a “real person” at Terry, chances are good that it may have been Lisa or one of her team. As a former bike coach and our Customer Service Manager, she’s full of personal inspiration and professional expertise when it comes to getting comfortable with saddles, choosing the right apparel, answering questions about cycling and a few other specialties that are guaranteed to help improve your attitude, if not your ride!
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