That’s right I am back and I come bearing a gift. Sorry I was gone for so long, my computer went on the fritz and it was getting a check up. Dr. said it had a few viruses and needed some sprucing up. It is doing much better now. In celebracion (celebration in Spanish) I baked a simple apple pie and spruced it up just a bit by using some cookie cutters.
In celebration of my return to the World Wide Web I come bearing a gift that will assist you in making this pie and any other apple type delight you would like to make.
Here is my simple apple pie. Let me apologize in advance for the cruddy lighting, it was getting late so the quality is not so good.
Peel, core and cut 6 apples. I like to use 3 different types. Use any 3 you like. As you peel an cut the apples set them aside in a bowl of cold water and 1 Tbs of lemon juice to keep them from browning until you are ready to use them.
Pretty cool tool huh? Makes apple delights easy to make. It is also a pretty handy potato peeler.
In large bowl combine the apples with 3/4 cups of sugar.
2 Tbs of flour
2 Tbs of Brown Sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of salt
1/8 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 cup of corsley chopped pecans.
Also add 1 Tbs of lemon juice. I forgot to take the picture. Oops. Toss all together and coat the apples evenly.
Now prepare your pie crust by rolling out a pre-made crust (because we know that I don’t do dough all that well) into a pie pan. Poke the bottom of the crust with a fork about 5 times and trim the crust on the edges.
Now pour your apples into the pie crust.
Take 2 Tbs of butter and cut into about 5 patties. Place the butter over the apples.
Take another pie crust and your favorite cookie cutter. I chose stars and moons. Cut shapes out of the crust and place them over the apples, make sure your shapes overlap. If you run out of crust, collect it, roll it and cut some more shapes out.
Take an egg wash of egg white and 1 Tbs of water, brush over the top crust.
Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 40 mins. 10 mins. into the baking place a piece of aluminum foil loosely over the pie.
Curt yourself a slice with some vanilla ice cream and dig in!
The cookie cutters make it super easy to spruce up this simple pie and the apple peeler makes it easy as pie to make…..LOL! Ok maybe not so funny, but maybe you will like this.
Do you have an apple peeler? Would you like one? Well here is your chance. This thing does it all, peel, cores and slices or just peels, whatever you want. Tell me what is your favorite apple dessert or any dessert, provide a link if you have one I would love to see it. Then I will do a drawing for the brand spanking new apple/potato peeler. Please one comment person, no cheater, cheater pumpkin eaters. Comments will be open till 9 am Pacific Time, I will announce the winner Monday afternoon. Come on who doesn’t like free stuff?
Disclaimer: This giveaway is not sponsered by the Apple Growers of America, Apple Peelers of America, the apple from the Fruit of The Loom guys or Johnny Appleseed. Just me wanting to give some thing cool away.
Well that was fun but, TIME’S UP!
The Winner is……drumroll……
My favorite is my grandma’s apple crisp. Lots of apples, sugar, and cinnamon with double the crisp topping… since that’s everyone’s favorite part. No fancy nuts or oats, just a simple grandma recipe. Best warm with vanilla ice cream!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your prize! YEAH! Apple crisp does sound yummy right now.
Here is the breakdown.
Simple Apple Pie
6 apples, peeled, cored & sliced
3/4 cups sugar
2 Tbs flour
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup pecans, corsley chopped
2 Tbs butter
2 pie crusts
Pre-heat oven at 425 degrees
Combine apples, sugar, flour, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and pecan into a large bowl. Combine well, until apples are evenly coated.
Roll crust out into a 9 inch pie pan, puncture bottom 5 times with fork and trim the edges.
Pour apple mixture into pan.
Using cookie cutter of choice, cut shapes out of 2nd pie crust and place over-laping on apples. Collect crust trimings and roll out to cut more shapes.
Brush top crust with egg wash.
Bake for 40 minutes. 10 minutes into the baking place a piece of aluminum loosely over the pie.