Monday, April 13, 2020

Swedish Apple Pie - Truly As Easy As Pie (gluten free)

This is a pie that I've been making since I was a child, which was a long time ago.  It doesn't require any special skill or equipment.  You don't even need a rolling pin.  This is Swedish Apple Pie.
I decided to make this particular one gluten free, so, I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour.  If you don't need to be gluten free, use all purpose flour.
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the chopped nuts and chopped apple.
 Mix the egg and vanilla in a small bowl.
Add the egg/vanilla mixture to the other ingredients.
Spread the mixture into a well greased pie pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly and slice.
Enjoy with whipped cream or ice cream.

Swedish Apple Pie

Ingredients:
½ cup gluten free all-purpose flour (or regular flour)
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
Dash salt
½ cup chopped pecans
1 ½ cups diced apples
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 9” pie plate.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Add pecans and apples.
  4. Mix egg with vanilla and add to apple mixture.
  5. Spread into prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  7. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
Hope you enjoy this recipe.  Thanks for visiting the Americus Garden Inn blog.  Hope to see you in person, soon.

Love,
Susan



Friday, January 31, 2020

Beautiful Camellias in Americus Georgia

It is definitely camellia time in Americus, Georgia.
Just a short stroll from the Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast is a treasure trove of beautiful camellias.
I took a photo of every blooming bush.
However, there were many plants still in the bud stage.
So, in a week or two, there will be a whole bunch more to enjoy.
Please allow yourself to simply enjoy a virtual stroll through the flowers.
All of these photos are unedited.  
It was warm enough for the bees and wasps to be active.

Hope you enjoyed this virtual camellia tour of Oak Grove Cemetery.  Which one was your favorite?  I promise to share more the next time I take a stroll.

Thanks for visiting the Americus Garden Inn blog.  We hope to see you in person, soon!

Love,
Susan

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

A Beautiful New Year in Americus Georgia


Happy New Year!  I can't believe how quickly time has flown.


As you can see, the camellias are in bloom.


No, these are not in my garden.


However, just a few minute stroll from our door,


you can see all these beauties at Oak Grove Cemetery.


If I had the time, I would drive to Massee Lane Gardens in Fort Valley,


home of the American Camellia Society.


Since I don't have the time,


I allowed myself a half hour break


to enjoy these exquisite flowers


all blooming right now.


There are many varieties that are loaded with buds.


Our sasanquas are just about done,


but our camellias are not quite ready.


So, if you have a little time and you love camellias,


make sure to visit Oak Grove Cemetery.  It is one of my favorite places to walk in Americus.

I hope you enjoyed the virtual camellia bouquet.  If you come visit us in the next couple of months, I promise, there will still be lots of camellias.  Plan enough time to visit Massee Lane Gardens, too.  It is well worth the visit.

Thanks for stopping by the Americus Garden Inn Blog.  We hope 2020 brings you much joy!

Love,
Susan and Kim