Sweetest Apple Pie EVER!
Ok, my dear readers….confession time again!
I love Apple Pie! But not just any pie…I love my own recipe for Apple Pie.
You might say well, there is nothing wrong with that…most of us prefer our own recipes to others.
But that is not exactly what I am talking about. You see, Apple Pie recipes call for tart apples such as Jonathan, Granny Smith, McIntosh etc. But, I prefer Delicious Apples….which as everyone knows is a sweet apple.
You know one does not have to wait on the actual Thanksgiving Day to have a Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, I love making turkey and dressing all through the year. Hey, it is great eats no matter the time of year….am I right?
So, this past Wednesday evening we had two of our dear friends over for a Thanksgiving Dinner and as you know I always give special people in my life…. special names…so Dr. Freud and the Counselor were our guests. Dr. Freud tasted the pie and pronounced it a success! And his wife the Counselor, agreed that she would try using the Delicious apples the next time she baked a pie.
We went on to play a game of Dominoes (love playing Mexican Train)… after we removed ourselves from the traditional Turkey Table….which, by the way, I will share the Menu and recipes next week…but my point is…Dr. Freud commented again on how good the pie was just as these wonderful friends were leaving to go home.
So, my dear readers…..what is your opinion of a dessert being sweet?
I thought so! 😉
I always use a cookie sheet to bake pies….don’t like to let the pie drip over the pan and onto my oven floor. And to do a little extra sumpthin’ sumpthin’…I place my pie pan into a pretty pie dish!
Below is the handy dandy recipe for the Sweetest Apple Pie Ever…at least for my taste.
Are you getting your Menu ready for Thanksgiving?
Hugs to all of you on this Friday beginning to the week-end.
- 6-7 Red Delicious Apples
- Sprinkling of lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown as you prepare for your pie
- 3/4 cup of sugar...use less if you prefer
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground nutmeg. I always grate my nutmeg
- dash (Or a quick shake) of salt
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- Butter for dotting crust
- Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar on the top of the crust before baking
- Double Pie Crust
- Make your favorite pie dough or buy already made pie crusts and set aside while you prepare your apples and filling
- In a small bowl, mix the sugar, *flour, cinnamon, salt and *nutmeg together
- Core, peel and slice the apples and place into a large bowl, sprinkle the lemon juice over the top
- Add the sugar cinnamon mixture over the apples being sure to coat all the slices
- Transfer the apples to the pie crust and dot with butter
- Place a top crust over your pie and make slits in the top to allow for steaming.
- *Sprinkle additional cinnamon and sugar over the top of the crust (about 1/4 teaspoon of each), if desired
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 50 minutes...let pie cool before serving. This allows the juices to thicken up a bit.
- *the flour allows the juices from the apples to thicken
- *I like to grate the whole nutmeg as I think it is much fresher and tastes so much better
- *You can use an egg wash (beaten egg with a bit of water) to make a nice "glistening" crust before you sprinkle on the additional cinnamon and sugar