Apple pie and tea - a perfect pairing if there ever were one! I made an apple pie today and I needed - just really needed - a China black tea with it. Fortunately, I have a tin of Queen Catherine tea that fits the bill. What tea would you choose to go with a slice of apple pie?
Regarding that apple pie, let me brag - it was heavenly! I took a break from work this afternoon and had a slice of pie and a cup of tea on the front porch. It was a moment of perfection!
I used apples from a tree in our back yard. They are beautifully organic - with holes and bruises and bumps. As I cut them up, I left on a little skin (see below). I like the pink color the cooked apples take on from a bit of skin left on. (Warning: the texture holds a little firmer with the skin on. Some people may not like this.)
Here's the finished product. I'm so proud of my pie! I'm not an experienced pie maker; my Mom takes that role. But I see now that I may be stepping up to the plate. The pie plate, that is...for a second slice!