My guess is that Allen has been making pies since he could reach the kitchen counter. Last year, he had an urge to make one from scratch at 11 pm in our kitchen and just did it. This year, we decided to film the process. Allen said, “Let me get my stuff.” And looked up a recipe for Fresh Apple Pie with Raisins.
The next day he showed up with his own pastry blender, flour sifter, apron and a “pastry mat” for easy rolling and just the right roundness:
Tricks of the trade, epic fail and how to salvage a broken pie crust:
The morning after:
You says you can’t start Thanksgiving early?