Posted by: familiabencomo | Sunday, June 22, 2008

Apple Pie

I know I’m terribly late in posting this….. I actually had great intentions of posting it for Father’s Day. Ha!

Apple Pie is Alfredo’s all-time favorite dessert (however, I think he’ll say flan if his mother is around – just a suspicion). This is one of those desserts that I always make for his birthday, Father’s Day & any ol’ day I want him to feel special and loved. I’m sure we all have a of these desserts in our repertoire.

One thing is for sure, Alfredo certainly earned his favorite dessert for Father’s Day. He does ALL the things a good father should, but what make him a great dad are the things he doesn’t have to do. He works from home on the days that I chaperon a field trip or work in my son’s classroom, he can find anything on my shopping list at the grocery store or Costco without panicking or calling me a hundred times (only once or twice), he holds hands with the kids & skips, he plays video games & Barbie, and many times he’ll go solo with our son to endure 5 hours at a swim meet. It is my belief that great fathers are excellent husbands & partners. Alfredo definitely makes my job easier and if all it takes is an Apple Pie to make him happy, then by all means I will bake a pie for him whenever he wants! It’s a week late in coming, but Happy Father’s Day to everyone!


  • ½ c Sugar
  • ¼ c All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ t Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ t Ground Nutmeg
  • 6 c thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 T butter

Heat oven to 425. Prepare pastry (I’m guessing everyone buys their pastries….) in 9” pie plate. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg & apples in a large bowl. Toss well so that the apples are completely coated with the mixture. Pour mixture into pie plate, cut butter into small pieces & dot the top of the apples with them. Cover the mixture with the second pastry round, cut slits into the top for venting & flute the edges to seal the pie shells together. Cover the edges with foil to prevent burning. Bake for ~ 45, removing the foil the last 15 minutes.

Alfredo in the backyard having a water gun battle with the kids – the kids won!



  1. I have to agree–Alfredo is a loving father, husband, and son-in-law.

  2. What a lovely tribute to a lovely man. It’s wonderful that you have such a close-knit family, Amy. Now, for the real question: Does he clean the bathroom too? 😉

  3. What a sweet post! Alfredo is a gem.
    Happy Belated Father’s Day, Alfredo!

    P.S. The pie ain’t too bad either…

  4. He sounds perfect Amy and I agree he deserves his apple pie. I’m sure he appreciates you just as much. Now pass me the custard:)

  5. He sounds like a gem, and he even plays Barbie!! How cool is that! He surely deserves that pie and all the other great food you been making him lately.
    You both seem like a perfect match!
    Oh, Ill take a scoop of vanilla with mine please!

  6. What a terrific father! I love that he’s having a water gun battle with the kids! He deserved that pie! I’m sure he loved his apple pie!

  7. Amy, dear, this Apple Pie look Really YUMMY!!!!!! I love it. I see Alfredo is how my hubby!!! Only a child too!!! besos. Gloria

  8. He so deserves to feel special and you’ve done a great job of doing that both in words and in kind.

  9. Thank you all for so many nice comments on my sweetheart!

    Mom – He is great, isn’t he? And, he doesn’t mind when we make fun of him on occasion!

    Susan – Thank you – we just try to enjoy everyday. Cleaning the bathroom? Ha! The only times that he cleaned the bathrooms was when I was expecting our children…. this was a skill quickly & easily forgotten.

    Lori Lynn – Thank you, I couldn’t agree more.

    Lorraine – Custard with apple pie? I’ve never thought of that. Is that what they do in Ireland? I should try that.

    Marie – Thank you, dear. We just try to find laughter in every day. I had served ice cream with the still warm pie, but my photo came out blurry…. curses!

    HoneyB – These water gun battles are a tradition now. I have some funny photos of my little angels acting like Rambo & ambushing Alfredo. Apple pie is the best after leaving the battlefield!

    Gloria – Yes, I always say I have 3 children! Glad to hear that you have 3 as well. Muchos besos!

    Giz – Thank you. Alfredo finally read this post & was touched. I always “think” I make him feel appreciated, but maybe I don’t say it often enough. It’s rare that I leave him speechless (trust me!), but I did with this post.

    Besos to all!

  10. I can see so much love between you and your hubby:) Wishing you to stay this way forever!

    Your pie looks delicious! I usually make upside down apple pies but never made any that looks like yours. It looks great!

  11. mmm. When Im little blue is always coming to see my lovely friend and family, only say Hi!!! besos Gloria

  12. so sweet! 🙂

    tht apple pie is beautiful too. love how neatly you’ve done the crust.
    also, apple pie always makes me think of home. it’s the best family pudding. i wonder if that’s why my dad is a sucker for apple pie too.
    thanks for the recipe Amy 🙂

  13. Sounds like you found a keeper!! I do think Todd and Alfredo would get along great together. Any trips planned for you guys coming this way?

    Oh, does this pie taste like Granny’s apple pie? I’m going to try it to see. There’s nothing like Granny’s pies!!!

    Love, Ashley

  14. Farida – Thank you, coming from you that’s quite a compliment. I’ve never made an upside down pie…. I should try that.

    Gloria – Hello, sweetheart! Visit anytime you’re blue – I’m always happy to spread any cheer. Muchos besos to you.

    Diva – Now that you’re home for the summer, you should try making the pie for your dad. I know that you normally make more sophisticated treats, but this is a timeless classic that is always sure to please.

    Ashley – No plans right now for any travels over there, but I’m always hopeful. You should come here! I doubt the pie tasted as good as Granny’s, but I keep trying. Love ya, sweet cousin.

  15. Sounds like you had a wonderful day together and Yummo – love the apple pie, you seroiusly take the most appetizing pics ever!

  16. […] ice cream. My family went nuts for it. Alfredo went to far as to say that he liked it more than my Apple Pie…. shocking! My daughter had it again for breakfast. And, we all just recently stuffed […]

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