I bought a bag of apples at the store and planned to bake them into pie about ten days ago.....
|On the tractor ride to the apples|
|Don't they all look so enthused? Our oldest boy|
opted to stay home.
|Picking apples from up high|
|butter, brown sugar, orange juice, and spices|
All week long I have been promising to make them into a pie. The ones I bought at the store all went bad and had to be tossed away.
My apple pie recipe is still packed away in a box somewhere in the garage, so I set about online looking up recipes. None of them seemed just right. My friend even emailed me a recipe, but since I didn't have all of the ingredients for that I struck out on my own.
I took bits and pieces of recipes and put them all together.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup frozen butter cut and cubed
1/2 cup ice cold water
7 apples peeled and cut in quarter inch thick slices (enough to fill the bag 3/4 full)
Place apples in gallon size bag with 1/2 cup orange juice and shake to coat apples
In small bowl mix 1/3 to 1/2 cup of flour with 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Stir to blend together.
Dump flour mixture in the bag with the apples and shake to coat.
Pour apples into crust
cover with pie crust, cut slits into top crust
Put tinfoil over the edges of the crust. Place in 425 oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and put in for another 15 minutes. You can coat crust with an egg wash before baking for a golden color.
It is in the oven cooking as I type.
After I put it in the oven I realized that I forgot to add in the butter pats to the apples.
I had a little bit of crust left over and some apples so I put them in a mini pan and added some butter to that one.
It just came out of the oven and Oh MY FLIP!!!! It is SO SO good.
Here is how the butter less pie turned out.
|You definitely want to add butter. It is good, but not as good as when it has |
If it is as good as the mini pie I will let you know.