What’s the attraction?

I have a confession to make – you’ve probably seen this picture before.  I’ve been blogging for six months and have come to the conclusion that just when you think you’ve got a good handle on the sport of blogging, you suddenly realize there is so much more to learn.

I’ve learned  a few things along the way.  I’ve learned there is always a better photograph to be taken, more concise words to be written, many computer (tech) skills yet to be learned or improved upon, better ways to market yourself and your blog, there are more friends to be made, and sometimes you just can’t understand, or explain what makes a post  a real hit.

In the time I have been blogging, this has been my most popular post yet.  In one day alone, 1705 visitors read  Welcome the fall with Mini Apple Pies .  The traffic to this post is never-ending.  I’ve tried to reason it out, and quite frankly, I just can’t.  In my opinion, I  have written better posts, taken better photo’s.  Why this one?

That my friends, is the question of the day.  I’m open for some discussion on this topic.  By all means, please chime in.

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Welcome the fall with Mini Apple Pies

If you like apple pie, and have a cookie cutter, you’ll love these little mini’s.  I found a recipe in the September issue of  Better Homes and Gardens  that inspired me to make these.  Their recipe was actually for Apple Pie Pops.  Very cute… but not very practical.  I loved the concept of the pie pops, but knew they wouldn’t last long on a stick, so why bother with the sticks?

The recipe for the Apple Pie Pops can be found on page 212.  I used BHG’s recipe for the concept, but tweaked it with my own apple pie making skills.  I did pre-cook the filling like the recipe suggested.  Otherwise, the apples wouldn’t have a chance to cook completely before the little crusts were finished baking, and I veered off course from their recipe by making my own double pie crust from scratch. 

These are great little dessert’s that will travel well.  They would be perfect for fall gatherings.  We enjoyed our’s with our family after a great dinner. 

Can you imagine them filled with peach, raspberry, blackberry, grape, cherry?