It’s my apple pie…Looks so good makes a grown man cry…easy apple pie!
This remix was bought to you by the 80s rock group Warrant.
Yes, I know they were talking about Cherry Pie…and not actual “cherry pie” but I digress. Last night, I did the unthinkable: I made my first apple pie.
I’ve done Pioneer Woman’s apple dumplings, and I’ve sauteed apple slices with sugar and cinnamon. I’ve even made cran-apple slab pie, but I was scared to make a legit apple pie. To go all the way.
I took the leap and it was heavenly, and I can deem it an easy apple pie recipe, because I actually accomplished making it without burning the house down. I love the process of making this and how it’s different than the usual way apple pie is made.And yes, it did make my “grown man” cry. Hubby announced that it was the “worst pie he’s ever tasted” while licking the plate clean. No kidding. He then demanded (and he never demands) that I put a big slice in his lunch for tomorrow.
By the way, please don’t make fun of my lattice skills…I’m still a novice.
Easy Apple Pie
1 recipe for pie crust (I used PW’s recipe, and just used 2 of the 3 discs)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
a pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
zest and juice of one lemon
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 to 10 Granny Smith apples: peeled, cored and sliced
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and then stir in flour to form a paste.
Add the water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer for 3 minutes.
Place sliced apples into a bowl and toss with lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Place the bottom crust in pan.
Fill with the seasoned apples, mounded slightly.
Cover with a lattice work of crust.
Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust and through the lattice holes. Pour it slowly so that it does not run off.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for 35 minutes or until apples are soft.
Let sit for about an hour…this is the hard part.
Cut up and enjoy your sweet apple pie!