11/14/10

apple pie.



 pie has become a breeze for me to make, which may or may not be a good thing. 
 craving something sweet? good, cause i will whip up the best chocolate cream pie you'll ever have. in the mood for berry something?  i make the best blackberry pie west of the mississippi. nuts? i've got pecan. if you are simply hungry, i have pie.
you get the point. lately i've been craving apples. with a flaky, buttery crust and vanilla bean ice cream, obviously. 
apple pie is uncontrived, simple and inviting, tart at first bite but sweet and forgiving, and reminds me of home. i like that. 
i prefer apple pie at room temperature, after the spices have had time to meet and the flavors are most vibrant. this will definitely be on my dining room table come thanksgiving, among an equally delicious pumpkin pie of course.













---Old Fashioned Apple Pie---

Ingredients
  • 1 recipe for a 9 inch double crust pie 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of allspice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 7 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced 

Directions 

Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and/or whatever else you'd like to add.

Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. (there are multiple sources online that show how to do this!) Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly into the holes of the lattice. Cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil so they don't burn.

Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F . Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F, and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool and serve either warm or room temp. 


3 comments:

  1. wow this looks amazing... i have been craving apple pie for weeks!

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  2. That pie looks incredible!!

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  3. i think i'll print this out and tape it on my wall so i can torture myself whenever i miss america. or i'll just use the recipe.

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