Saturday, October 13, 2012

HOMEMADE APPLE PIE

I bought my apples at Market Basket in Nederland...aren't they pretty?

Homemade Apple Pie has America written all over it!  I mean who hasn't heard the phrase "As American as Apple Pie!"  So with the election in full swing, I decided we needed an apple pie in the house.  I have made lots of apple pies over the years but I have never found one that I really and truly like...until this one!

I like my pie to be sweet.  I don't want it barely sweet...I want it really sweet!  I want my apples to taste good and the juices to be flavorful and all of it layered between a golden flaky, crust.  Is that too much to ask? Ha!  Well, I think I have found the perfect recipe.  I truly do not remember where I found this recipe but I immediately wrote it down in my trusty little recipe book so I wouldn't have to search anymore!

 I served it warm and topped with Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream.  Can you believe James and my son-in-law Daniel do not like Apple Pie...they must not be American! Haha!  I bought Magic Shell and they ate ice cream with magic shell...that made their little hearts happy so...oh well, more for me!

I feel like I say this all the time, but this recipe is really easy.  It is about as easy as it gets besides just pouring  canned apples out of a can!

This recipe is worth the extra effort and I bet you will keep this recipe close by, just like me!

Wish I would have had a picture with the scoop of ice cream on top...it was so yummy!


 HOMEMADE APPLE PIE

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

1 box of Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts for 9" pie
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons apple pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7-8 Red Delicious Apples, small to medium in size, peeled, cored, and sliced

Peel, core and slice apples.  Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Melt butter over medium heat and add flour.  Stir to blend well.

Add sugars and water

Stir well to blend with butter/flour mixture

Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to low

Simmer while it thickens slightly. Add vanilla when taken off heat.

Grease 9" Pie Pan/Plate

Sprinkle the apples with the apple pie spice
Note:  I couldn't find apple pie spice so I made my own:
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Stir to coat

Place pie crust in pan/plate and fill with apple mixture

Pour sauce over apples


Place top crust over apples and crimp edges.  You want the sauce and juices to stay in the pan and not bubble over.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees
THEN
Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 35 minutes




Brush top with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar when it comes out of oven. (I didn't get a chance to do this and is not necessary...it just looks nice!)

ENJOY!





3 comments:

Sherry Isaacks said...

Gees...you know how to make an "ole gals" mouth water! Sure looks good. Ah...James and Daniel need to learn to like something new! I will take their piece! LOL

Alysa Bushey said...

Mmm this was yummy! One of my fav Apple pie recipes :)

Anonymous said...

when you cut the pie was it "watery" or does the mixture stay thick? pie looks great and can't wait to make it!