Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Great Apple Pie


 This is possibly the best apple pie I've ever made!

The recipe is from allrecipes.com

Aunt Carol's Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

Directions

  1. Peel and slice apples. Toss with sugars, cinnamon and flour. Set aside.
  2. Roll crust to make slightly larger to fit 10-inch glass pie pan. Fit bottom crust in pie pan. Turn in apple mixture and dot with butter. Put crust on top and crimp edges of crust together.
  3. Wet hands with water and dampen top of pie. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Puncture top of pie with fork so pie will vent.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C), reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking for about 45 minutes more, until crust is golden brown. It's a good practice to place a piece of aluminum foil slightly larger than the pie under the pie plate to catch overflows. Serve warm.
  The key to this filling is the 1/2 cup of flour it calls for.
I customized the recipe as follows:
along with the cinnamon add
 1/4 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. ginger
pinch of nutmeg
After the top crust is in place, beat an egg white and brush it all over the top.  Sprinkle the top crust generously with raw sugar, bake.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream...

I came across this gorgeous caramel apple cheesecake recipe during my apple pie search.  I think I'll try it for Thanksgiving.
You can find this and other fab recipes at

Enjoy!

10 comments:

Little Cottage said...

I don't know which pie I would dig into first, but both makes my mouth water!
Must be this time of year, because I made 2 big banana cakes last night (will cover in chocolate frosting), but I have no clue who's going to eat them...... Banking on the Grand Dollies for support here!
Enjoy your day!
-Sylvi

brittany said...

wish i was coming to your house for thanksgiving!!

Chelsea said...

It looks so good! I'll have to try this recipe next time :)

My Shabby Roses said...

Oh...you're killing me! Those pies look wonderful. I'm going to have to give them a try.

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

That looks devine. I always make Pumpkin Cheesecake from the Betty Crocker Cookbook. It's the best....
Hope to see you soon and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Julie

Anne Marie said...

Hi Laurie....wow does that looks so good!! I love a new recipe!!

xo+blessings,
anne marie

Jeanneoli said...

These look amazing!!! I don't bake much because I would eat it all:-)

Ormolulu said...

That carmel-apple cheesecake looks heavenly! Must try that for sure . . . .

Hope you/family have wonderful holiday!

~ Debi

Simply Bungalow said...

They both look delicious. I have a love of cheesecake, I'll have check out that recipe!
~Heidi

Nathan Bedingfield said...

Just at first glance, the apple pie looks totally scrumptious, and under that crust, it looks like it is filled to the brim with apples, due to the bumpy look of the top. But on another note, I totally wanna see you make that caramel apple cheesecake soon.