So, how was your Thanksgiving? We celebrated the Sunday before, because I have school on Thanksgiving week. :( I cooked dinner for my mom and dad and little brother this year. I cooked a wild rice stuffing and we roasted a chicken. On the side (or for me it was pretty much my main dish) I made cheesy mashed potatoes, mini biscuits, roasted veggies and more stuffing. And this apple pie, too. The whole thing took me all weekend but it was very fun to get to cook so many foods at once! In all the rush I didn't take too many pictures, only a little of this pie.
All the pie recipes I looked at involved either putting the apples in raw, or boiling them in sugar water or something. I changed it up by cooking the apples in butter! They were still a little crunchy but soft on the outside. I also reduced the sugar a little because we like tart apple pies, but you could put a little more. Also we put a ton of crust. We used Sugarcrafter's all butter pie dough, which is supposed to make two pies! Nomnomnom crust.
Let's start! Cut and peel your apples using a fancy orange apple peeler.
Cut them up in flattie chunks like so:
Add sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and allspice.
Melt some butter in a small saucepan. Mmm butter <3
Stir in your apples and cook (you may need more than one batch) until they're tender, but not falling apart. We want crispy crunchy apple pie, not mushy yucky slop pie.
In the meantime, make your crust. I don't have a favorite pie crust, but the one I mentioned worked really good for me.
Put it in a pie thingy and poke holes in it. Pokepokepoke~
Fill it with apples! Don't put in all the liquid on the bottom, though.
...Wut. Flipped again.
Cut out some strips of pie sheet and lay it across the pie.
Pick every other band up, lay a strip in the middle, and put the three strips back down. Then do it again with the other bands.
Ta-da!!! If you have any extra dough make a mini jelly pie like that little guy down there. Cover up the whole thing with dough and bake for about an hour!
Classic Apple Pie
Makes 1 pie
- 1 Kilo apples (I used granny smith, but I'm not an expert)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 tbsp butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- 1 pie crust
- Cut and peel the apples.
- Toss with the sugar, lemon juice, and spices.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan, and cook the apples until they're tender but still firm.
- Fill your pie crust with the mix, not using all of the liquid.
- Bake for about an hour and serve with ice cream!