One day, a customer arrived in with an apple pie she’d made for Dave and Steve, to say thank you. A few days later, another lady said that she would also make an apple pie for them. They bantered her about whether her apple pie would be as good as the previous lady’s and she vowed to make a better one! It was then that the lads came up with the idea of running an apple pie competition, to celebrate all the local apples. Soon, a date was set for a Sunday afternoon in early October. Lots of posters were made and put up on the noticeboard in the shop, and a notice was even placed in the local parish bulletin! The shop gave away free cooking apples in the lead up to the competition, to promote it and build some hype, and a mix of people from the community were asked to be judges; there were a couple of older ladies, some teenagers, and a few in-between – it was a real cross-section of the community!
Apples are still in season, so why not make the most of this delicious fruit and try your hand at making your own pie! Check out our YouTube recipe below, for a healthier twist on this classic autumnal dessert!