photos by Jared Smith
I’ll eat pie in just about any form, and preferably with a side of freshly scooped ice cream. That doesn’t exactly make me a connoisseur or anything (unless we’re talking queen of sugar high’s), but I do like to think it entitles me to a little pie experimenting of my own. Of course this wouldn’t be Sugar & Cloth if it wasn’t in the form of macarons, so I’ve taken it upon myself to bring a little Thanksgiving touch to my favorite bite-sized dessert with these DIY pie macarons.
For the sake of winning bets, does anyone instantly recognize what type of pie the light green is? Jared and I have an on-going debate of whether or not people will know what it is without me having to explain myself, and from the reactions around the studio so far, I’m losing…
Apples are one of my (Ashley‘s) favorite things to snack on in the fall (you can’t beat a fresh Lady Apple), but I also really, really enjoy drinking tasty apple cocktails like this Apple Brandy Allspice Fizz cocktail recipe! Sure there are a plethora of apple cider cocktails you can be sipping on, but I love mixing with Apple Brandy. It has beautiful apple flavor and spice-filled notes, but gives you more flexibility than apple juice or cider sometimes have (think: an Apple Brandy Old Fashioned!)
What is Apple Brandy exactly? It is a distilled spirit made entirely from apples (so no corn, wheat, etc) it’s basically apple juice, but you know, boozy! There are a lot of spicy notes in the Apple Brandy I used which is perfect to shine through the emulsified, creamy egg white and fizziness of the soda.