Saturday, September 11, 2010

OLD-FASHIONED APPLE PIE


What a great way to start Autumn with this old-fashioned apple pie. I have many apple pie recipes, but this is my favorite. Be sure to use the ground nutmeg as it is a key ingredient to this delicious pie. Use your favorite tart cooking apples, even try mixing the varieties. This is truly an All-American favorite loved by everyone. How about serving it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! Yummy.

1 Double Crust Pie Recipe (use your favorite pie crust recipe or pkg. pie crust)
8-9 large tart cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
1/4 c. lemon juice
6 T. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. granulated sugar, more if you like it a little sweeter
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 T. butter, cut into pieces
1 egg yolk
1 T. heavy cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place prepared bottom crust in a deep dish 9-inch pie pan. Place sliced apples into a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the sugar mixture on the bottom pie crust and add the rest of the sugar mixture to the apples and stir to coat the apples. Fill the pie crust heaping full with the apple mixture. Dot evenly with the butter. Place the top crust over the filling. Press edges together and flute. In a small bowl beat together egg yolk and cream and brush over pastry. Make a few slits near the center to allow steam to escape. Wrap edges with a strip of aluminum foil to prevent excess browning. Remove foil about 15 minutes before pie is done baking. Bake the pie about 50-60 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.

5 comments:

  1. Great recipe and your pie looks delicious. Apple pie is my favorite when it's homemade. Just wish I had a slice right now!

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  2. Este pastel se ve absolutamente delicioso. Me copio tu receta.

    Saludos

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  3. It's apple season- this pie looks great!

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  4. It's that time of year again....Apple picking time!! I make my pie with Mutsu apples..they are the best baking apples around...I love Fall!!

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