Norse Apple Pie for Attracting Youth, Beauty and Love
The apple has been the mythic symbol of love, immortality and magic since time immemorial. The Norse myths tell us of the gods who kept themselves eternally youthful by partaking of the golden apples of Iduna, the goddess of youth and Spring.
Besides it's magical elements, the apple is as delicious as it is beautiful. Apples were such a popular desert in ancient Rome, that the Emperor Claudius was a big fan of an apple pie made with spices and honey. Here is a recipe for a pie that will make you as seem as beautiful as the love goddess Freya and just as tempting.
Make this pie when the waxing moon is in Venus (the signs of Libra or Taurus), especially on a Friday (which is Freya's day). When you light the oven, light a blue candle over the stove.
Place a little flour and confectioners sugar in a small dish. As you add each ingredient place a little of your purpose in the shell with it, so that when the shell is full of apples, it will also be full of your new beauty. When the pie comes out of the oven, snuff the candle in the dish of sugar and flour and empty the dish into the garden.
You will need:
2 9 inch pie frozen pie crusts
5 cups of tart apple slices
1 teas. flour
1/2 teas. cinnamon
1/4 teas. nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teas. lemon rind
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup honey
Defrost the pie shells. Peel, core and slice about a half dozen tart apples to make 5 cups. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Fill the bottom crust with the sliced apples and sprinkle over them the flour mixed with the cinnamon and the nutmeg, lemon juice and rind.
Dot the surface of your pie with butter. Cover with a latticework of pastry strips from the second pie shell. This will form a series of the Gebo rune across the top of the pie, indicative of cementing relationships.
Bake in the hot oven for 10 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake your "love and beauty pie" for another 35 minutes or until the crust is golden and the apples tender. Remove the pie from the oven and pour honey through the openings in the top of the crust. Let the pie stand for one hour and serve dusted with confectioners sugar.
Good Baking, Good Love and Good Magic,