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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Rustic Apple Pie

With the start of Fall comes apple season!  My favorites are the Honeycrisp, the ones that are bigger than your fist!  They are like an entire meal!  Add a little (or a lot) of peanut butter or, my new obsession, cookie butter and I'm in heaven.  Seriously, if you haven't already tried the cookie butter, you need to.  It's so delicious and addicting.  My mother-in-law and sister-in-law got me hooked on it last week when we were visiting them in Florida.  I came home and bought 2 jars! 

Another way I love to eat my apples is in a pie :)
This rustic apple pie is so yummy and easy to make.  The crust is fool-proof and the fold over edges are so simple anyone can do it.  Add homemade caramel sauce and it takes this pie to a whole new level.  It is delicious, I could literally eat it by the spoonful!!  A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top would be delicious too.  

Do you love apples as much as me?  How do you like to eat them?

Pie Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 3 T Sugar
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup Ice cold water
Cooking Directions
  1. Wisk the flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the cubed butter into the flour mixture until you get pea sized crumbs.
  3. Add 1/4 cup ice water and stir.
  4. Add additional water if it seems too dry.
  5. Stir the dough until it all comes together.
  6. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hr.
  7. To prepare crust:
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to form a 12 inch circle.
  10. Spoon the fruit filling (recipe below) into the middle (not the juices).
  11. Gently fold the edges of the crust up over the fruit.
  12. Bake at 425' for 25-35 min. or until the edges are golden.
  13. Allow to cool before slicing.

Fruit Filling

  • 4 medium Apples, Granny Smith
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 T Flour
  • 1/2 t Cinnamon
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 t Vanilla
  • 1-2 T Lemon Juice
Cooking Directions
  1. Peel, core and slice apples.
  2. To the apples, add the flour, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and lemon juice.
  3. Let sit 5 min.
  4. Spoon into prepared crust.

Homemade Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 6 T Butter
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 t Salt
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat sugar in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir until sugar melts and turns amber in color. This will take a few min.
  3. Be careful to not let burn.
  4. Add butter and stir until melted.
  5. Slowly add heavy cream.
  6. Boil for 1 min. while stirring.
  7. Remove from heat and add salt.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before using.
  9. Store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, does this apple pie look delightful! I'm super excited for the fall weather and apple desserts... and I'm totally adding this to my list of desserts to make this fall!

    Just wanted to stop by from the SITS Saturday Sharefest and say hello! Happy weekend to you!


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