Thursday, January 12, 2012

apple pie

a few months ago i decided i should probably learn to bake pie.
i mean, let's be honest, it's the totally noble and old-fashioned homemaker-y thing to do!

and so... i started with this awesome recipe from all recipes
(the thing i love about all recipes, is that i just pick something with amazing reviews,
and then feel like at least i can't go too far downhill from there. LOL!)

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
(see my favorite crust recipe from previous post)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 granny smith apples (peeled, cored, sliced)


1. preheat oven to 425

2. melt butter in saucepan. stir in flour to form paste

3. add water, white and brown sugar. bring to a boil.
reduce temperature and let simmer

4. place bottom crust in your pan. fill with apples, mounded slightly.

5. gently pour the sugar/butter mixture over the crust.

6. cut second rolled out pie crust into thin strips and
cover the apple mound with lattice work.
you can embellish however your heart desires.

7. paint the top with the last drops of sugar/butter mixture

8. bake 15 minutes in oven. then reduce temp to 350 degrees and
continue baking for 35-45 minutes or until apples are soft

9. enjoy!

a few tips i learned in this process:
cut the apple slices thick - like 1" - i found mine got too mushy
pour butter/sugar mixture over the apples BEFORE putting the top crust on

that's all. more later :)


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