Friday, November 19, 2010

Apple Pie

Who doesn't love a hot fresh apple pie! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Two years ago the I would've laughed at myself for even contemplating making an apple pie from scratch, now I barely need to look at the recipe to make one.
Pie can be made 1 day ahead of time if you do not want to serve it warm. You could even heat it bake up in the oven if you make it the day before but want it warm.

What You Will Need-
2 Pie Crusts-see Pie Crust recipe
3-4 Apples
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teasp cinnamon
1/2 teasp ground nutmeg
3 Tblsp butter-cold
1 egg, beaten+1-2 Tblsp milk-for egg wash

Step 1-Peel, Core, and Slice Apples-
Peel apples, I like to use a potato peeler to keep as much of the apple flesh as possible.
Cut into 4ths and cut out core. Cut each 4th into 3-4 slices and place in a large mixing bowl.
You can use whatever type of apples you like, I used Honey Crisp Apples.

Step 2-Mix Filling and add to Apples-
In a smaller mixing bowl combine sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pour over apples and toss together with hands until well combined.
Pour into pie pan with bottom crust.
Dot top of pie with the cold butter

Step 3: Seal and Bake Pie-
Add top crust onto pie.
Try to find your inner Martha Stewart and seal edges together. I have yet to find mine so my edges are never very pretty.
Brush top of pie with the egg wash and cut slits into the top for the steam to escape.
Bake at 350 for 1-1.5 hours, pie will take longer the more apples you use. I usually use 4 apples and therefore bake mine closer to 1.5 hours.
Remove from oven and allow to cool

Serve warm, vanilla ice cream is good with it this way, or serve cold the next day.



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