Apple PiePosted: April 21, 2014
With Spring upon us and Summer just around the corner, it’s finally time for more pic-nics! To me that means a few things, namely that it’s time for apple pies. There are hundreds of recipes for apple pie online, so the main purpose of this post is not so much to provide a recipe for apple pie, but to encourage spontaneity and creativity when making pie. Apple pie is definitely one of those foods that I have fun making, and I’ll sometimes use frozen pie crust so I don’t have to worry so much about tedious measurements that could destroy the whole thing, and instead focus more on making the filling as delicious as possible. Here is what I like to put in my apple pies, but I encourage you to take liberty and come up with other fun ingredients to make the filling.
1 box pie crust – thawed (has two pie crust circles)
3 large apples – I use 3 different types of apples to add a variety of tart and sweet
1 cup refined white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie seasoning
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 egg – beaten
1 tablespoon raw sugar
Peel apples and cut into cubes. In a large bowl, combine the apple chunks with all of the dry ingredients (except for raw sugar), and let sit for about 15 minutes. Take one of the pie crusts and press into a 9″ round pie tray. Cut off any extra around the rim with a knife. Fill the tray with the apple mixture.
Take the second pie crust, and cut into long pieces, about one ince in width. Weave the pie crust pieces to create a lattice pattern for the top of the pie.
Take whatever pie crust slivers remain to seal the edges together, and press around rim with a fork. Lightly coat the pie crust top with the egg and top with raw sugar. Follow the baking instructions on the pie crust box, let cool, and go have a picnic! Or simply enjoy at home.