Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Patriotic Apple Pie

Phewwww....I got called a racist!  Hahaha...How can you be a racist and vote for Obama?  Go figure!  The main reason for yesterday's post was to give people outside of the USA a cross section look at how people think in our country these days.  So, if you are interested, go back to yesterday and read the comments. I decided to celebrate the victory by making a good old fashioned apple pie.

Use your favorite crust.  I made a pate' brisee. 

I sliced up 3 different types of apples.  I had Jona Gold, Gala and Yellow Delicious.  Mix them with about 1/4 cup of sugar and a few tablespoons of flour.

Roll out your pastry into a circle large enough to fit your pan.  Spray the pan with cooking spray.

Place it in the pie plate.

Press it in to fit tightly.

I love having the measured pastry board so there is no guessing the size.

Add the apples and a few pats of butter.

Place another circle of dough on top.

Crimp around the edges and brush the top with cream.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Cut some steam vents.

Bake it in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The juice should be bubbling and look thickened.

Let it cool before cutting.

Just a good old fashioned apple pie.

Top with vanilla ice cream or serve with a slice of good sharp cheddar cheese.  Being the ice cream hater that I am, I go for the cheese every time!