Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Pie Time - Apple Pie w/ a Twist

And... I'm back.  I could make excuses, but really, who cares?  I'm glad I'm back doing something I love and thankful that one of my favorite followers (and people) encouraged me to end my hiatus from baking and bloggery.  Specials thanks to Leslie for that.

Starting slow with an easy pie that always tastes good.  Or at least, it's hard to mess up and usually pleases a crowd: Apple Pie (with a twist of course).  Leslie and I stopped by the local market for some ingredients. With not much time before our scheduled dinner party, we opted for the pre-made Pillsbury Crust.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Pie Filling:
8 Apples (assorted: fuji & green apple)
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Organic Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 Egg

Instructions:

  1. Wash, peel and cut the Apples into cubes.  Place in a large bowl. 
  2. Stir in the Cinnamon, Honey, and Vanilla.
  3. Rub a stick of Butter on a glass pie dish, coating the bottom and sides.   Take a tablespoon of Flour and cover the butter with it.  Discard the excess. 
  4. Put the bottom Pie Crust into a glass pie dish. 
  5. Pour contents into the pie dish, on top of the dough.
  6. Chop the Butter into little cubes and scatter them over the contents.  
  7. Put the top Pie Crust on.  Ventilate with a neat design of your choice.  
  8. Scramble an Egg in a small bowl.  Coat the top of the crust with the egg batter.  
  9. Cover the edges of the Pie with aluminum foil to prevent burning.  
  10. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes; decrease heat to 350 and bake for another 35 to 45 minutes (until golden brown and contents are bubbling out).  
Done! Enjoy.