Saturday, April 16, 2011

Apple Pie

Ahhh, there is something comforting about apple pie. Perhaps its just me, but it directs my thoughts homeward. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside just thinking about it...

I always used to think that apple pie was something difficult to make. After all, it has a top-crust! Well, I was wrong. Its totally easy. A little bit time-intensive maybe, but simple just the same.

I encourage you to make one soon. You know you want to!

Apple Pie

Adapted from

Makes one 9" pie

8 cups apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

3/4 cup sugar (or honey sucanat)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

2 pie crusts, unbaked

Cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling

Place one of the pie crusts in a (deep) pie dish. Set aside.

Toss apples with lemon juice to coat.

Mix together sugar, spices, flour, cornstarch, and salt in a zip-top bag.

Add apples, and shake to thoroughly coat apples.

Pour into prepared crust. Dot with butter and cover with other crust. Crimp crust edges together to seal. Cut vent holes into the top crust. Brush with milk and sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425°. Reduce temperature to 350° and bake for an additional 45 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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