One of my goals for this year to learn how to make a delicious pie. Not being much of a chef or baker, I thought I'd start with what I know. So, instead of preheating the oven, I headed to my sewing machine to make a few for the Toddlers. Nora got one, too. They were super simple to make. I used the little pans from the dollar store as a size guide. The lattice is actually woven with a separate crust on the edge. The heart was cut with an x-acto knife. All edges were sewn down really well - especially the lattices. I put some rice in the center to give it some dimension and weight to keep them in the pans. A machine blanket stitch attaching the top to the bottom crust looks like they were crimped with a fork! I also made some simple aprons. We opened our bakery adding some tart pans, handled trays, pot holders, and a basket of play breads from around the world. The dolls are quite happy to be eating copious amount of baked goods in the dramatic play area, and I almost feel ready to attempt mom's tourtiere.
An apple pie without some cheese
Is like a kiss without a the squeeze.