It’s not every day that your 12 year old announces that she needs to learn how to make pie so that she can sell them in her bakery. What’s a Mom to do except let the child bake pie!
I have never made a crust from scratch in my life and I was wishing my Aunt was right around the corner so I could pop over for a quick tutorial. Since two hours separate us, Lilah had to rely on Google and intuitively she went to Epicurious for her information.
She learned how to use the food processor to make a perfect crust. I was amazed. It cracked when she rolled it on the pie plate, but she patched it up, and smoothed it out, and as Tim Gunn would say, she “made it work”. She only made one crust and topped the apple pie with a crumb topping.
This was a surprise for her father. She wanted him to have a lovely dessert to come home to. This pie was baked with love. We tasted it in every bite.