“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous” ~ Ingrid Bergman
What better way to start a Valentine’s Day post than with a romantic wedding. My son was married December 21st, 2013. We just received the photographs from Christine Olson Photography.…and so of course I must share!
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Gorgeous bride and groom, beautiful California winter weather, lovely ceremony, …
…followed by a fun filled celebration…
…in the perfect venue right in our own backyard (so to speak) near the lighthouse where my son proposed. I don’t think I have ever seen more beautiful table settings and flowers.
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ~ Alfred Tennyson
Flowers and event planning by Myra harbor at Celebrate Event Planners
The food and drinks were delicious…
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” —Alan D. Wolfelt
…and the cake and dessert bar were stunning!
“Your love is better than ice cream…better than anything else that I’ve tried…your love is better than chocolate…” ~ Sarah McLachlan
Every single dessert on this table from Cake Goodness was simply exquisite. The cake was three tiers, red velvet, cinnamon crunch, and chocolate. There were ‘cake shots’, mini cupcakes, cookies, chocolate dipped rice crispy treats and these apple pie pops as well…it was quite the spread.
Melinda the owner and operator of Cake Goodness was kind enough to share her “Apple Pie Pops” recipe with us. But we added a little Valentine heart to ours.
Makes approximately 20-24 pops depending on the size of the cookie cutters you use. We used 2 1/2 inch cookie cutters, going bigger might make the pie too heavy for the stick. You will need lollypop sticks (where to buy).
Preheat oven to 325, place rack in center of oven. I use a Trader Joe’s Pie Crust for this recipe. It is all natural and uses butter, not hydrogenated oils. If you don’t have a natural pre- made pie crust available I recommend making your own.
5 cups peeled, chopped apples
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
1. Toss the apples with lemon juice and set aside. Combine the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a saucepan. Stir in water. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil 2 minutes stirring constantly.
2. Add the apples and bring to a boil again. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely. It will set up as it cools. Makes 4 cups of apple pie filling.
2 boxes Trader Joe’s frozen pie crust thawed (each box has two crusts)
cinnamon (for dusting)
sugar (for dusting)
1 egg (for egg wash)
1 T water
natural food coloring (optional for decoration)
Thaw pie crust, place on a floured surface and roll a few times with a rolling pin. Cut with cookie cutter (any shape you wish, I used these) and set a lolly pop stick in center of cut dough. Place filling on dough, top with another piece of cut dough and pinch edges to seal. You can leave the pop plain or add a heart (or star, or whatever you wish) by taking extra dough and kneading it with one drop natural food coloring (like this).
Whisk egg and water together, lightly brush surface of both sides of each pop and dust with sugar and cinnamon.
Place pies on a parchment covered cookie sheet (I like these) and bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is crispy.
Allow to cool and serve!
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ~ Pablo Nerudo, 100 Love Sonnets
Cake Goodness is located in Newhall California: Website, Pinterest, Instagram @cakegoodness , Facebook
Celebrate Event Planners is also in Newhall CA: Website, Facebook, Instagram @celebrateflorals.
Photography by Christine Olson Photography
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Happy Valentine’s Day friends,
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