In this age of packaged pie crusts and canned fillings,
I like to buck the system by making real,
down-home, home-made apple pie.
Sure, you get your hands slimy and sticky from the apple juice,
your fingers and wrists ache like somethin' else from peeling and slicing the endless, thin-skinned fruits,
and you develop an obsession.
Yes, an obsession.
You get obsessed with trying to peel the apple so that the skin is all in one piece.
But it's worth it.
It's so worth it.
By the way, I cut that apple on the crust free-hand. I'm pretty proud of it. Just thought you might want to know that.