Dutch Apple Pie for the Schneider Museum Bridge and Brunch
Today a fundraiser was held at the Schneider Museum of Art located on the campus of Southern Oregon University. Several months ago, I was asked to cater this event with a simple brunch menu of Asparagus Quiche, Fresh Fruit, Spinach Salad, and Date Nut Bread. At the time I was also was asked if I would donate a pie for one of the prizes at this event.
Since I could not have known who the pie recipient would be, I chose to make a very simple apple pie. I chose to use the method of making the syrup first and pouring it over the apples before it baked, thus ensuring that the sugar, butter, and flour mixture were completely dissolved. It takes a few extra minutes, but I think the results are worth it.
Later at the brunch, I was asked to pick a ticket from a bowl to select the pie recipient. Within moments, the name was called and the pie was given away. Afterwards, the woman who had won the pie came up to me and said that she wanted to gift the pie to someone special but she didn’t know yet who that might be. With the wisdom gained from giving away nearly a year of pies I told her, “Give yourself some time. The name will come… and then you will know.” It’s really as simple as that.
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein