So, as I mentioned, I've never baked before. But I absolutely *love* the Smitten Kitchen blog, and I read it every week. This pie recipe was featured on the blog last week, and I just decided to make it since I had all the apples and it was easy to pick up late-season plums at the farmer's market yesterday.
I diligently followed all the directions...and it came out looking very similar to the one on Smitten Kitchen! I am so excited. I'm waiting a couple of hours to eat it with Idriss, but I can't wait. Hopefully this is the first baking venture of many!
I'm not going to list out all the steps - I just wanted to show you how it looked at each stage. Go to Smitten Kitchen for the recipe.