Hey everyone! I hope you are all enjoying this time of year wherever you live and whatever season you are currently transitioning into. I love the crisp morning air, the smell of fall leaves and the wood fire chimneys around the neighborhood. So having a brand new baby to enjoy it all with makes it that much more exciting. I am in love with being a mom, minus the lack of sleep and ability to accomplish too much during the day. haha To say the least, it’s been<!–more–>
a huge learning curve and change but I am grateful for every minute of it.
But now that my little one is fast asleep I thought it was time I shared one of my favorite fall desserts. Apple pie. This recipe is traditional, yet still my favorite.
Originally we used waaaaayyyy more apples than the recipe called for in hopes of a deep dish apple pie. However apples shrink down so much when cooked so the more apples, the more space between the crust and apples once it’s cooked. So when it came time for me to cut the crust…. well let’s just say this picture is worthy of another Pintrosity. I promise I used a knife to cut it and not a meat tenderizer…..haha
Anyways….the pie still tasted great, it just didn’t look very great. But if you want to make a big deep-dish pie, learn from my mistakes and simply cook your apples BEFORE assembling your pie and then bake it. That way you avoid the problem of your pie or crust caving in.
- 1 recipe for 9 inch double crust pastry
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp all spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste and add water, sugars, cinnamon, all spice, and vanilla and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and let the sauce simmer.
- Place the bottom crust in your pie pan. Mix the sauce with the apples (saving a little sauce, less than 1/4 cup). Place apples in the pie pan and cover with other lattice crust. Slowly pour the remaining sauce over the crust so that it doesn’t run off.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
We ought to make the pie higher. ~ George W. Bush