Saturday, November 24, 2012

Katy's Apple Pie

My little sister made this fantastic pie for Thanksgiving.

And she agreed to share the recipe!

Apple Pie Filling:
About 8 medium cortland apples
1/2 cup butter
3 TBSP flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (I prefer golden, not dark)
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
Seasonings as desired (cinnamon, nutmeg, tiny bit of all spice and tiny bit of ginger are what I usually use; generally a combination similar to what it usually used in traditional pumpkin pie, not apple)

I never share my secret recipe. ;-) But...
You can prepare your favorite double pie crust recipe, or if in a hurry, I recommend Pillsbury pre-made double pie crusts that are just ready to roll out

1. Roll out dough. Pre-heat oven to 425º F.
2. Peel, core, and slice apples into very thin slices. Not chunks! Thin apple slices is key! Set aside.
3. Melt butter in pan on stove; mix flour into melted butter. Stir in both sugars, water, spices and vanilla. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Lower temperature and let simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. While glaze mixture is simmering, lay first crust out into pan and fill with apples--enough to be slightly mounded in the middle.
5. Removed glaze from stove and evenly pour about 3/4 of the mixture over the apple.  Set the rest of mixture to the side.
6. Cut second crust into strips and weave lattice work over the top of the apples. Cut extra dough from around edge of pan. To get the end of strips to work into the edge of the crust really well with no seams, dip your finger in milk and smooth the pieces into each other. Pinch or press any desired design around edge when lattice is complete.
7. Take remaining glaze and pour over lattice crust. Use spoon or brush to gently spread all over the top weaving, but careful not to get the edging. This will ensure that when you pie bakes, you get a nice glaze crust all over the top. Yum!
8. Brush the edge of the pie with milk. Bake at 425º for 10 min, then reduce temp to 350º and continue baking for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!    


  1. Wow, not only can you take amazing photographs, you're an amazing chef as well. This pie looks so good I think I'll eat my monitor! ;) Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.


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