Farmgirl Apple Pie Sunday

I’m always up for celebrating any occasion with a pie. Since Farmgirl Apple Pie Sunday was on September 25th this year and I just so happened to be in the Big Apple …


… my two girlfriends and I decided to make it our mission to find an apple dessert, at the very least. With a good pair of walking shoes, we started the day with muffins from a nearby NYC bagel shop. Who buys a muffin at a NYC bagel shop!? But we started the day ready to satisfy a sweet tooth or two. Never mind they were berry muffins.



During lunch, we found a great little chocolate mousse. After a visit to Little Italy for a traditional Cannoli and Lobster Tail, we still hadn’t found anything remotely apple-ish in the Big Apple. Until it was time for a late-afternoon coffee.

We asked, and …


… almost! But sadly, they’d already sold out for the day.

img_7805With no apples to be found in the Big Apple, we ventured off to a Broadway Show.


Next year, I’ll probably stay home for Farmgirl Apple Pie Sunday to make sure I get something apple-ish. In fact, I’m going to bake extras of what my SIL baked while I was away—mini apple pies baked in a Lodge 7-cavity mini-cake pan (see our photo of the day, above), and ship them out to Mary and Stacy, my dear friends from Kansas who traveled with me to the (no-apple) Big Apple.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Now that was a bummer to be in the Big Apple and not have any apple pie available! LOL!! I was in England on Apple Pie Sunday and was able to find some apple pie slices at a tea room but sadly it wasn’t all that good. We make better Apple Pie here in the US. I am glad you have a fun weekend with your friends. NYC is always a fun place to visit.

    • Karlyne says:

      I had some incredible pastries in Ireland/England while we were there – I’m thinking your apple pie was probably a lot like what you’d get here in the average restaurant and not like what they make at home or in small shops? Don’t give up on them!
      P.S. We just made an Irish Apple Cake that was beyond fabulous, by the way!

  2. calle says:


    Mind is churning and churning!

    I love Pumpkin Pie Smoothies at Scooters Coffee shop in Nebraska, They make the owners mom’s pumpkin pie recipe, sans the eggs, and mix it with an ice cream base. Is it yummy.

    So why can we have a “apple pie” smoothie al la mode!
    Will try to cook some Jonathan’s, get some great fresh spices to mill, add some Blue Bunny, all natural Vanilla Bean ice cream and blend.
    Add some toasted spiced walnuts on top, with a dash of fresh nutmeg and read MJ magazine and sip.
    Of course served in a stemmed goblet with some cinnamon petite cookies for crunch.
    Heaven in a goblet.
    No time today, raining and much to be done. Hummmm… dreamin!

  3. Krista says:

    That’s no fair! I’m sorry the Big Apple was out of apple pie or apple pieish treats for you ladies. May the next Apple Pie Sunday bring you many apples and tasty treats! Hopefully your enjoyed your trip and other tasty treats anyway!

  4. Lisa Von Saunder says:

    NYC is not a pie place but I happen to know there are shops that just make pies, one in Brooklyn ( but sorry I totally forgot the name). when in Rome do as the Romans do, in NYC its bagels mit schmear ( with cream cheese) .At least you got the Little Italy thing right.Italian pastries are divine.

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