Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall Fruits Festival ~ Apples & Giveaway

** Giveaway now closed. **

Welcome back to the Fall Fruits Festival! Today is all about apples. Yummy apple recipes work for me! An apple-themed giveaway works too! :)

Have you enjoyed all of the Fall Fruits Festival so far? For more yummy recipes and to enter all the giveaways, be sure to stop by:
Day 1 - Pears
Day 2 - Pumpkin

Did you know that apples are a member of the rose family? Did you know that it takes 4-5 years before an apple tree bears its first fruit? Or that apples are 80-85% water? Just some trivia to make you a little smarter. :)

When Fall starts here, we are able to go up to Apple Hill and visit lots of apple orchards. So fun and the apples are wonderful! While there recently, I got a box of Granny Smith apples. I had to use them in some great recipes.

When I saw this particular recipe, I KNEW I had to make it for my husband. My instincts were right - this recipe is great! I loved it; my husband loved it; my Dad loved it; and it was a big hit at my church potluck! Thank you to my Pillsbury calendar! :) We're going to have this pie for Thanksgiving so I'm linking it up to Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes Week at What's Cooking At My House!  And I'm linking it up to the Love The Pie party happening over at Tidy Mom - yum!

Sour Cream-Apple Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust, softened or
1 frozen pie crust or
1 homemade pie crust *

1 1/4 cups sour cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
6 cups 1/4-inch slices peeled baking apples

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash salt
3 tablespoons cold butter

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare pie crust as directed. In large bowl, beat sour cream, granulated sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and egg with wire whisk until well blended; stir in apples. Pour into crust-lined pie plate.

2. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F; bake 30 minutes longer.

3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix all topping ingredients except butter. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs; refrigerate until ready to use.

4. Sprinkle topping over pie. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until topping is golden brown. Cool completely on rack, about 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

* Please don't tell Donna from Way More Homemade that I used a frozen Marie Callender's pie crust instead of making my own!! :)

Since I still had plenty of apples left, I decided to try making homemade applesauce. I tried this recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking. It turned out great! I just used less lemon juice and more sugar to make up for my very tart Granny Smith apples. It was so easy to do and yummy!

And giveaway anyone??

This giveaway is for a small apple teapot and 2 kitchen towels.

Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on this post! That's it! The giveaway will stay open through 10pm PST on Sunday 10/18 and the winner will be randomly chosen from the comments.

Now it's time for you to link up your apple posts and recipes so we can all enjoy the apple goodness! You can link up a new or old post about apples, but please do include a link back to this post so everybody can enjoy the Fall Fruits Festival! If you don't have a blog, feel free to share apple links and recipes in the comments.

Check back through the day to see all the apple posts linking up! I hope you'll come back tomorrow - it's Day 4 and it's about Cranberries! So glad you stopped by - I hope to see you again!

Have a wonderful Wednesday friends!

I'm linking this up for Works-For-Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family because great apple recipes and giveaways are workin' for me!

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  1. Yummy! That pie looks simply delicious.
    Your themed weeks are always so fun my friend. I bet they keep you busy!!

    Big if I could only grow one tree in Florida I wish it were an apple but that isn't ever gonna happen so I have to resort to buying them at the grocery store size hugs to you!

  2. Yes, that pie does look delicious! Enter me please. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for the give-away. My daughter is planning on doing an apple theme in her kitchen, so these would be a great addition to her hope chest. :)

  4. That sounds so yummy. Might have to give it a try with all of the apples we picked last weekend!

  5. This looks so good. I'm going to try it.

  6. LOOOOOVE apple season! My 4 year old and I are visiting our local orchard this week to pick apples together for the first time - we are so excited!!! The teapot and towel are so adorable - I don't have any apple themed teapots and have a perfect spot for it! =)

  7. I love this week of fruitfulness. How fun! Your pie looks not only scrumptilicious, it is so perfect looking and beautiful! I hope mine will turn out as pretty as that. :)

  8. That look great. Having a nice day,

  9. YummY!!! I hopped over here from Homesteaders Heart because she told us that you are having a giveaway!!!

    That pie looks divine!!! ;) Might be a maker for around here as well.

    I'm going to follow you so I can keep up on your posts!!! Nice to *Meet* you!

  10. I LOVE APPLES...Thank you for sharing your recipes w/ us. Please add my name to your fabulous giveaway.

    karen k

  11. I had no idea that the apple is part of the rose family! And the sour cream apple pie is going to be made sometime soon over here...

  12. Mmm I have had sour cream lemon pie but not sour cream apple.

  13. I do have an apple themed kitchen and have the perfect spot for that cute teapot! Your apple pie looks so delicious!

  14. yummy pie :)

    thanks for hosting - I can't wait to find more apple recipes :)

  15. That pie looks absolutley delectible! :) I've been having a busy week, and sad that it happened right now because I REALLY wanted to post some recipes (and you know I just can't do that without photos!) ~ but haven't had the time to bake any goodies for this festival. :( I will copy the recipes though! :)

  16. Love that apple teapot! Your pie is similar to mine. Sounds great and I'll try it soon- always looking for a reason to make a pie:)

  17. I love sour cream in desserts! I never thought to add it to apple pie!! I have got to try this:-)

  18. Just found your blog over at WFMW. great giveaway. Like your blog!

  19. Apple cobbler I think is my favorite apple dessert. Can't wait to go to some of these links! Thanks!

  20. Thanks for the applesauce sample---I had it for my dessert after lunch! It was d'lish! And a slow cooker recipe--what could be better!?

  21. Such an adorable tea pot and know the perfect spot in my kitchen for it, thank-you.

  22. Yes, I second that, this pie WAS a huge hit at the banquet. You are the queen of desserts, and we love you all the more for it.

  23. Everything looks so Yummy! I really need to try making my own homemade applesauce, since we all like it a lot :)

  24. That looks so good! Yummy! My kitchen is in apples--so a great giveaway!

  25. Hee hee. :)

    I saw a recipe for the sour cream apple pie filling recently and just kind of thought, "I'm not sure about that." Hubs is dead set against it. But he's not a fan of the sour cream. I'd be interested to try it. Is there any left-over?

    I have an apple post going up tomorrow. I love me some apples.

  26. This looks to divine. I hope you'll share with my readers at my weekly recipe swap. Here's the link:

    This week I did parsnips.

  27. Thanks for the post - I bookmarked your site using "Delicious" How appropriate!

  28. LOVE the apple trivia!! and that pie sounds amazing!! I love to find recipes that are out of the ordinary!! I'm adding this to my MUST TRY list!!

    Thanks for linking up!!

    OH, here's my apple recipe, Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie!


  29. Yummy! A delicious pie that would be welcome at any dinner table.
    Now, I'm off to enjoy visiting other "Love the Pie" blog participants.

  30. I'm having a lot of fun seeing all the pie party recipes. I love sour cream apple pie it's really my favorite pie and reminds my husband and I of when we dated and a restaurant had it and I recently made it and was so happy! Glad to see I'm not the only one who loves sour cream apple pie.


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