By Anna Post
A shake up came to my mom's Thanksgiving table this year. For as long as I can remember, each year at Thanksgiving I've made a classic apple pie. The recipe came from my mom, and has served me well over the years--up until now. After much Vermont apple picking this fall, I've already made it several times, so I broke with tradition this past Thursday to give a new pie a place at the table: Gingery Apple Crumb Pie. It was a huge success! A friend made this recently after reading the recipe in November's Real Simple magazine, and it was divine. Be sure to use the crust recipe--it's easy and it really makes the whole pie come together in a way store-bought dough just doesn't. (One other tip: Freeze your ginger ahead of time if you can--it makes it much easier to grate.)
Even though Thanksgiving is over, the season for warm pies rich with cinnamon and nutmeg is upon us, and I highly recommend you give this gem a try.