5-year-old Maddie Perry is still learning some of the big words on this list.
She's getting it! She's just in kindergarten and she knows how sweet the combination can be. In fact, she's got the first place ribbon from the Cabot Historical Society's Apple Pie Festival to prove it!
We found out about the contest and we said, you know it's a Saturday and we're not doing anything, so we called because she was only three and they said as long as she does everything that she can, it's fine.
That first year, she didn't do the peeling and slicing.
We gave her the tablespoon and said, you need three tablespoons of flour and she came out with like three heaping tablespoons of flour, I was like, oh boy, I feel so bad for those judges!
"It's fun!" says Maddie Perry.
These days, things have changed! She even does some of the slicing.
Some of Amber's sweetest memories are doing the same thing with her grandmother during visits to Vermont when she was a kid.
Then I didn't think much of it, but now, they are the greatest memories I have was spending time in that kitchen with her and I'm hoping that it will establish those kind of memories for Maddie as she gets older.
Maddie likes doing everything by herself, even if it means standing on her tip toes to reach.
She adds spices and flour, and then the butter. Just like Amber did, Maddie bakes with her Grandmother, Rona Foster. Folks in these parts may remember Rona's Homemade, a bakery she had in Cabot.
"My husband's mom had a bakery here in town, so when this time of year rolls around she's still making rolls and stuff and Maddie will come over and help her, so she's just into being in the kitchen and helping out," said Amber Perry.
With the apples in place, Maddie says, the next step is her favorite part!
"Putting the top on and why is this your favorite part?" We asked, "Cuz I get to do it by myself!" Perry answers.
And she's a pro....gentle enough to make sure it gets on just right!
The finishing touch, the milk on top and some sugar, and then into the oven it goes!
An hour later ... viola ~ the latest pie from a 5-year-old champ on our plate!
Saturday, March 8 2014 9:49 PM EST2014-03-09 02:49:49 GMT
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