Friday, October 11, 2013

Apple Pie - Apple Week Day 5

Okay... last day of Apple Week and how could I end it with anything but APPLE PIE!  :)  I actually gave this recipe to my husband while he was out of town visiting his mother... and there were declarations of this being one of the best Apple Pies they ever tasted.  I am not a big pie baker... so I took help from the store when it came to the crust.  Actually, this pie came together in less than 15 minutes and the hardest part was waiting for it to bake in the oven.  Now this is not an overly sweet pie... there is a tartness you get from the granny smith apples that I love.   I can't tell you how good it smells in my house with all the apple and cinnamon goodness wafting about everywhere. It's pouring rain today... but my belly is warm and happy!!

2 store bought crust (two usually comes in one box)
8-10 apples (I used medium sized Granny Smith)
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed tight into cup)
2 tsp cinnamon (you can go less with or more with the cinnamon depending on your taste)
pinch salt
1/4 -1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
2 Tbs flour
2 Tbs cold unsalted butter cut into pieces

Wash and peel apples.  Core and slice apples into wedges. I used an apple slicer/corer to do this Add lemon juice to apples and toss well.  Then add all the other ingredients (except for pie crust) and toss well.

Place the bottom of the pie crust into pie plate.  Pour all the apple mixture into pie pan.   Dot with pieces of butter.

 Place top crust and pinch edges together or use a pizza cutter to make the lattice strips and create a lattice shape on top.  If you use a whole crust remember to put 3-4 slits into pie crust to vent the pie.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.  Take out and allow pie to rest before slicing.   Enjoy.

Good Cook Tools used:
Ceramic Pie Plate, 9"- Red
Apple Wedger
Mixing Bowl 3 Piece Set, Multicolored
Pizza Cutter

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