There's another important thing I love about autumn. The food.
It gets a lot more hearty. It gets hotter. The mains get more gravy-y and the puddings get more custardy.
We're lucky enough to live right by these gorgeous Bramley trees.
Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned double-crusted apple pie? It would be rude not to. I set to gathering up.
Apples are heavy! I heaved them back inside and set to work.
I got a very big shock when I spotted him. We all oohed and ahhed, and my mum actually awwed. Wonder what he'll grow to be?
With Cuthbert safely released back in to the wild after his whirlwind trip (inside and outside a house is a long way for a 2 inch caterpillar) I made the pastry and packed the filling in. Queen Mary of Berry was my recipe provider of choice, you can't go wrong really.
40 minutes later and this bad boy came out. Look at that colour!
As for the pastry top decoration, do you see what I did there? It's an Apple Pi! Well, I thought it was funny.
I served up while it was still warm, with the choice of single cream or custard. Satisfaction or your money back.