Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Notes on an Apple Pie

I had to make my very first apple pie this week. I was nervous it wouldn't turn out well, but from the reviews I've heard, it was delicious. Maybe I'll make another for the holidays with fun crusts!

Here, my journey in a few words, but mostly pictures.

Step 1: Buy groceries.

Note: Slicing apples is time consuming and not very much fun.

Notes on a lattice work crust: Not as hard as it looks, surprisingly!

Almost finished!
Don't forget to lightly beat an egg and brush on top to make the crust glisten.
Put pie on a cookie pan before placing in the oven... just in case the sugar sauce boils over.

Apple Pie Wonder

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 to 1/4 tsp cinnamon (per your family's tastes)
1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)
7 or 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced (If you like a sweeter pie, use a sweeter - though equally firm - apple.)

-Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
-Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
-Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the apples. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
-Cover with a lattice work of crust.
-Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

I'm sharing this post on Foodie Friday.

1 comment:

ButterYum said...

Congratulations! You did a great job. Now we have to get you to make your own crust... so much better than the premade stuff.



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