Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Do you LOVE Apple Pie?

Do you really LOVE Apple Pie?   Who doesn't... it's all American.  However, it used to be All English as it was made in England over 600 years ago.   Known as Dumplings, it was a ball of dough filled with fruit.   Since sugar was scares and expensive, sweet fruits were added such as figs.   The English settlers brought apple pie making to America and now it's as American as ever.

Delicious Apple Pie

  • 6 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 C organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 3 T flour
  • 1 T organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 t freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1/2 t salt
  • Double Pie Crust (pre-bought)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T cream
  • finishing sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.   Core, peel and slice 6 Granny Smith apples.   In a bowl, add the apple cider vinegar and toss your apple slices as you slice them to prevent from turning brown.

In a saute pan, melt butter then combine both sugars, flour, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and salt.   Cook over low heat for about 4 minutes until the butter melts and everything is incorporated.

Drain the apple slices then add the butter/sugar mixture... toss to coat.

Put the bottom pie dough into a deep dish pie pan (I use a great Royal Worcester oven to tableware pie dish I picked up in England years ago).   Pack all the apples into the dough and top with any remaining butter/sugar mixture... use it all.   Top with 2nd piece of dough (I did a lattice top method).   Mix egg and cream until incorporated and brush top of pie until coated and glistening.   Finish with sugar and place on baking sheet to catch run-over! 

Bake for 50 - 55 minutes or until apples are tender and the top is browned and delicious. 

 We always serve with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.


Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Apple pie is my all-time favorite! Brings back so many memories of my mother in the kitchen.


April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

That looks delicious - apple pie is one of my favourites. I like the lattice crust too!

Inspired2cook said...

WOW...that looks delicious! I love apple pie!