Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Good Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Sometimes you just need a piece of a good old fashioned apple pie.  Yesterday was one of those days.                     
 We can't get enough of our local honey crisp apples.  They are delicious and they sure make a good pie.  I sliced 5 large ones.

 I added 3 T. of flour, 3 T. of white sugar and 2 T. of light brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 T. of fresh lemon juice.

 I also added about 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and a grating of nutmeg.  It's just enough to enhance the flavor but not disguise the apple flavor.

 I used my pate brisee dough.  Spray your pie plate and line it with dough.

 Fill it with your apples and dot it with butter.

 Cover with the rest of the dough.

 Crimp the edges.

 Brush it with cream.

 Sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar.

 Bake it for 15 minutes in a 450 degree oven then drop the temperature to 350 degrees and bake it for another hour.  Place it on a cookie sheet for baking.  My little apple shrunk.

Let it cool before slicing.