For a while, I have wanted to learn how to bake a pie from scratch. Most of my baking consists of basic cookies and cakes, so trying something new sounded fun. I wanted to make the experience a little more special by picking my own apples as well. As an Indiana native, it may be hard for you to believe that I have never been to an apple orchard and this would be my 2nd time visiting a farm! After telling Krystal and Kristin about it, they were game to go as well. We like any opportunity to go out and explore around Indy and of course share the experience with you!
We chose to visit Stuckey Farm Market in Sheridan, Indiana. It’s about half an hour northwest of Indianapolis on the border of Boone and Hamilton County. When you first arrive, you can check the list to see what’s available for picking. I was looking for Cortland apples as I wanted a tart and crisp flavor over more sweet. We arrived a little early so there was plenty opportunity to explore on a cool November morning. We joked about how it was giving A Quiet Place vibes and I, of course, kept wondering away from the group, haha. There weren’t a lot of apples left due to it being close to the end of the season but we each were able to fill a bag and take some cute photos! We all purchased cider from the market and it was beyond delicious. I will definitely be returning in the future.
When I first set out on making this pie, I will admit that I didn’t really know what I was signing up for. The first time I made pastry the “shortcut” still took a long time and someone even told me that making a pie takes all day. I actually had fun making the crust even though I had to cut everything with a fork and butter knife because I didn’t know that a pastry cutter was a thing. My grandma even told me that it was silly to bake a pie from scratch but I was determined to do it on my own. It did take a while, because I didn’t cool the crust in the fridge overnight; I did it all at once. But the best part was the wonderful smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, the apples. My apartment was warm and it truly felt like a cozy autumn afternoon. The end result was fantastic! The crust wasn’t soggy, the sugar glistened, and everyone told me that it tasted great! A job well done, with lots of love.
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