Sunday, September 11, 2011

An Apple Galette to Remember.

This goes out to each and every hero everywhere.

This song is a personal favourite of mine.  It always makes me pause to remember those we have lost and those who still fight. (The Highway of Heroes is a stretch of highway 401 in Ontario and happens to be the route our fallen soldiers are taken when they arrive home.  People gather on the bridges along the Highway waving flags and signs to honour the fallne.) It never fails to make my eyes well up.
September 11, 2001 will forever be etched in our minds.  It is the focus of the "Where were you when" questions of this generation.  I remember where I was, and I know you do as well.  I was working in a grade 7 classroom in which the teacher had stepped out for a minute.  When he came back, he poked his head in the door and asked "May I speak to you for a minute?". I stepped to the door and he said to me "A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center!" I stood there perplexed, taking in the statement.  I think everyone that day instantly craved more information.  What happened? Why did it happen? Are people okay? What we going to do?

The next few days were spent glued to the TV news, reading the papers....The reality of it all was so overwhelming. How could something like this happen?

Today's memorials on TV have been just as emotional to watch. The memories, the thoughts, the hopes that people have been able to move on, recover, and live.

I know how emotional I became just when we visited New York in 2008.  Just being at the site brought on so many emotions.  As I read through some blogs today, all of them had lovely words of remembrance as well as stories.

Each of us does something different to remember and honour those affected by the tragic events of 9-11.  Marla over at Family Fresh Cooking has great idea for those of us who bake.  We bake to remember is a great way for bakers to read and share their thoughts and stories about 9-11.  We also get to link up our post and see other posts of what everyone has put together.

9-11 Remembrance –

Today was a busy day but lucky for me I had some pie dough in the freezer.  I also had a couple of granny smith apples hanging about an good old apple pie?

1 pie crust of your choice.
2 granny smith apples
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup flour (or 2 tbsp corn starch)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 tbsp water

Peel and slice the apples.  Mix in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour and set aside.

Sprinkle some flour on the counter and roll out the pie crust.  Transfer the crust to a baking sheet.

Tip the apples onto the centre of the crust and fold up the edges so they come over the top edges of the apples.

Beat the egg with the water and brush this egg wash on the crust.

Bake in a 400 F oven until the crust is golden and the apples are cooked.

(I think next time I will remember to add some dabs of butter to the top of the apples).

I had some left over pie crust....hmmm......I rolled it out, cut it into strips, gave them a few twists, brushed them with egg wash....then sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar......bake at 400 for 15 minutes....oh my!!

I bake to remember.  Enjoy your baking with your loved ones.

Until next time, stay warm and eat well!


  1. yummy looking galette and I like the twists

  2. Oh, there is nothing better than cinnamon-sugar-apples, no, wait - you can add pastry to make it reeeeeeally good - thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. Yum! I baked my first apple pie this week. So fun. And did you ever sneak spinach into your son's smoothie? I know a mom that does that because you can't really taste it.


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