To celebrate the first day of Autumn, I decided to make my(and my family’s) favorite pie; apple. I love making the crust almost as much as making the pie. I also get to use my favorite kitchen gadget, the pie bird. It’s supposed to keep the filling from boiling over and keep the bottom crust from becoming soggy. It also supports the top crust from caving in when the filling shrinks. I’m not sure if it works, but I love the way it looks

Sliced apples in bowl