How do you like my fake lattice crust on that pie? Or should I say "faux" lattice style decoration. The lattice is just leftover crust trimmed into strips and laid across the top, with a little milk wash to help the browning. That was a store-bought crust and since I recall making my own pie dough recently I guess that isn't my first pie this season after all. Oh well, I'll just say that was an end-of-the-summer pie!
There's something about the cooler weather that makes me want to bake. This pie kicks off the autumn-winter season: an apple pie with a generous sprinkling of dried and lightly sweetened cranberries. I really enjoyed the way the tart cranberries offset the sweetness of the apples. As usual, no sugar (except the little bit on the cranberries) was required to suit my family's taste.