We went apple picking this past weekend and now are the proud owners of WAY TOO MANY APPLES! Since the only varieties that were available to pick were Macs and Cortlands, that's what we have. Of course, they are crying out to be made into any kind of apple-y goodness I can think of so I went on the hunt for a good, easy apple pie recipe. I adapted several recipes that I found on the net and made it my own way and it came out simply FABULOUS. Please excuse my messy counter - I have a habit of starting things without thinking ahead LOL
You will need:
- 7 Macintosh apples or other similarly tart apple
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 2 Tbls. butter
- 2 Tbls. flour
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Ready-to-use pie crust (the kind you unfold)
Next, I cored the apples (didn't peel them), and then cut them into quarters, and then eighths. In a separate bowl, we combined flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt and mixed.
Next, we layered the apples into the pie dish, being careful because it's hot now. After each layer, we'd sprinkle a GENEROUS helping of the sugar mixture, until we'd used up all the apples.
Then we cut the butter up into small chunks and placed it around the apples.
Next, we placed the top crust on to the pie, pinching the pie crust closed along the edges. We cut a couple of ventilation holes on top and then rimmed the edge of the crust with aluminum foil to prevent it from burning. I also swiped a bit more butter on the crust to help it brown. I'd suggest milk, though.
Into the 375 degree oven (on a cookie sheet to prevent messy, burning spills).
I baked ours from
So, roughly 40 minutes. Essentially, you just want to make sure the apples are done.
The finished product. So you're saying "Ok, but you said this is CARAMEL apple pie - where's the caramel, Dawn?"
I'm not a big fan of caramel but hubby is and I do love to make him happy, so I dug this out of the fridge:
Scooped some out into a microwave safe measuring cup and microwaved it for 30 seconds.
Then I brushed it on:
A generous portion of french vanilla on top, sprinkled a little cinnamon on and OMG This is SO GOOD Apple Pie!