Sunday, July 22, 2012

American Pie

This year fall has come early at
the Provision Orchard!



Apples are all multiplying like rabbits! 


So today we set about turning this bowl of apples
into something hot, sweet and delicious!


 I used premade pie crust for this project!
(now I do have a recipe for flaky crust... but I 
found these at GFS and when I'm making
4 pies... these are just as yummy and much easier!) 


Then the fun begins... core, peel and


slice apples, until your fingers turn brown!
It take 10 cups of sliced apples for 2 pies!  


Add 1 cup of white sugar.
 (1/2 if you are making 1 pie)


Next, add 1/3 cup of flour.
(eyeball half of 1/3 cup for 1 pie)


Every good pie needs spice...
so add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and...
(1/2 teaspoon for 1 pie)
< notice my brown nails :-) >


1 teaspoon of nutmeg (I use all spice)
(1/2 teaspoon for 1 pie)


and finally some salt.
The recipe call for a dash,
 I used 1/2 teaspoon for two pies!


Mix it all together and
divide into two pie shells!


Top the pies with 2 tablespoons of butter each!


We love a good crumb topping!
Add
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
and
4 tablespoons of butter in a bowl.
(half all this for 1 pie)


Cut this mixture all together until
the butter is evenly distributed and crumbly!


Split this mixture between two pies!

Preheat the oven to 425!




To keep the edges of the crust from burning
I wrap them in tin foil.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.


Nap... while you wait!


Remove the tin foil and bake for another 5 minutes
until edges are just brown and the apples are juicy!


Remove from the oven and
 deliver piping hot to the neighbors!


Most importantly....
Enjoy!

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

DeeDee,

Thanks for coming over and sharing one with us. Very yummy! We all enjoyed it so very much.

Love, Mom

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Lynne said...

I might have to try your recipe and make an apple pie! I wonder if it is possible for this non baker . . .

Barbara said...

Dee Dee your pies look delish! I love the crumble topping on apple pies along with some vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel! Beautiful pics too!

Linda Leyble said...

Wow - wish I was there to have a slice! Great recipe tutorial and wonderful (mouth watering pics). Makes me want to break out my mom's recipe (and add some of your tips!). 4 pies - you are ambitious! No wonder you didn't make the pie crusts as well.

Thanks for always stopping by with your lovely comments.

Have a great day!

Linda

PS - your neighbors are very lucky!!

Ronda Batchelor said...

wish I was one of your neighbors. I guess I'll just have to settle for trying your recipe myself.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wish I was your neighbor!! These look soooo yummy!! What a sweet neighbor you are!

Christine said...

How fun to be baking in your new kitchen with apples from your own orchard!
I'm with you on the pre-made crusts. Shhhh...I don't even have a recipe!

T!na said...

This just may be TMI, but I am drooling. I love apple pie and these look so good......... I swear I could smell them cooking!

Have a great day

Brandi said...

Your pies look delicious. I bet they tasted better knowing the apples were fresh from your orchard. You are so sweet to make extras for your neighbors. Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

corners of my life said...

What time is dessert?

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Sue (Someones Mom) said...

We bought Honeycrisp apples at an area orchard over the weekend. It is so early for them, but they are delicious. He told us the weather has hurt the crop, but these early ones are perfect. I love a pie with a crumble topping much more than a second crust. This looks so good!