I have a friend that saw an Apple Pie I made and posted on Instagram and begged me to post my recipe;-)
(P.S. If you don’t follow me on Instagram… YOU SHOULD! Here’s the link;-)
It’s getting cooler at night and the weather is quickly turning trees those BEAUTIFUL shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown, reminding us that winter is coming… but not before God shows off His beautiful and colorful paint work!
It is also the time for comfort food & comfy clothes right?!?! Pumpkin Pie anything, warm blankets, too much coffee, big baggy knit sweaters… they all SCREAM FALL.
So does Apple Pie.
It’s warm, spiced, sweet goodness that makes you want to curl up on your front porch with a baggy sweater, a big chunky blanket, a book, a cup of coffee…. and a piece of WARM APPLE PIE;-)
I have two ways of making this pie… one is the lazy
man’s woman’s way with a Pillsbury (it HAS to be Pillsbury) pie crust… and the other is HOMEMADE…
as in 100% homemade!!!
No, I’m not crazy (some may disagree;-) and no, I don’t make a homemade crust every time. But I sure do if I am craving PERFECTION.
- Pie Crust:
- 2c. flour
- 1½ tsp. salt
- take out ⅓ c. mixture- set aside.
- 1 c. butter Crisco in flour/salt mixture
- ¼ c. cold water into the ⅓ c. mixture that was taken out
- work into paste & mix with fork
- Put two together and work together with fork
- Divide into two and roll each to fit your pie plate
- Pie Filling:
- 6 c. apples
- ½-3/4 c. sugar
- cinnamon (about 2- 2½ tsp)
- 1 Tbsp. flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel and slice your apples.
- Place your one rolled out pie crust into a sprayed pie plate.
- Fill with the apple filling or whatever filling to decide. Raspberry peach is AMAZING too.
- Cover with second rolled out pie crust and tuck the top crust under the bottom along the edges.
- Don't worry about how it looks because now you will use a fork and press around the outside edge all the way around the pie to seal it... and to make it look pretty.
- Cut a few holes in the top of the pie for ventilation. Make it pretty if you like;-)
- Spread butter on top lightly.
- Sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mixture.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes
Again, if I am in a hurry or making a huge meal for a bunch of people I will pick up a Pillsbury Pie crust and make the filling myself. This takes about 5 minutes and is still so very very good. But NOTHING beats a homemade pie crust that virtually melts in your mouth!
Try it out, enjoy with family and friends, a cool evening, and a cup of coffee. Then tell me what you think of my recipe.