The weather has been particularly cold and gloomy lately, which means only one thing.. PIE!
I’ve always loved pie, ever since I can remember. I would sit in our cold kitchen as a little girl, wearing my matching two-piece wool pj’s and watch Tom & Jerry fight over this delicious looking pie.
This pie recipe is just beautiful. It’s bubbly hot when you take it out of the oven.. Literally, it bubbles. The smell of baked apples, cinnamon and brown sugar will just consume you and leave you in a daze. Or that’s how I feel at least.. ahem.
I can proudly say that my search for the perfect apple pie is complete. Serve this warm with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream (and drizzle with caramel for an extra treat!)
Recipe modified from ‘Apple Pie by Grandma Ople’ on Allrecipes.com
You will need:
1 Stick unsalted butter (100 grams)
3 TBSP All-purpose flour
1/4 Cup water minus 1 tablespoon
1/2 Cup white sugar
1/2 Cup brown sugar (packed)
1 TSP Cinnamon
1 TBSP Vanilla essence
8 Green apples peeled, cored & thinly sliced
1 box Betty Crocker Pie Crust mix (to make a double crust)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, cinnamon, vanilla, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer then turn off heat and add apples.
- Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples filling, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust.
- Brush crust with egg whites and generously sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
- Please allow the pie to set for at least 3 hours before servings so you don’t end up with a delicious gooey mess (unless you’re into that!).