Monday, September 21, 2015

Apple Pie Recipe


I made the first apple pie of the season on Friday morning. I hosted my bee group and needed to make lunch and dessert, so this was the obvious choice. The first of the apples of the season are arriving and that means we will consume as many as possible for the next few months. My kids would be perfectly happy if I made apple pie everyday! It is delicious and smells so good when baking. If you use store bought pie crusts, it's even easier! Here's my recipe and if you make it, don't forget to add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Martha Stewart's Apple Pie (my version)

7-8 large honeycrisp apples, peeled and sliced thin (she uses 9-10, good luck with that!)
Grated zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon (use half for less tart)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons flower (Martha doesn't call for this but it helps thicken the juices)
3 tablespoons butter, in small pieces (I find 2 tablespoons is plenty)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix the all the ingredients (except butter) in a large bowl and toss to coat the apples.
Rub the pie plate with butter to coat. Line the dish with the bottom crust and press into place.
Fill with the apple mixture and dot the top with the butter pieces.
Cover with the top crust and press the edges closed. Cut vents in the top. I choose a different design each time, but a simple quilt block or pattern would be a nice touch!

Put the pie in the oven and turn the temp down to 375 immediately. Bake for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden and the juices bubble. Cool before serving.

Pie crust recipe found HERE or use pre-made crusts that are available and we'll just keep that our little secret. *wink*

Enjoy every bite!
Diane

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