I am loving this slightly cooler weather… I know that it is not much cooler but I will take it!!
A couple of weeks or so ago I got to go to Fort Worth just for a couple of days to visit my family. I absolutely love visiting them and wish that I could go a lot more often. What did we do?? Baking of course!! I take any opportunity that I get to bake in my mums kitchen. There is so much space.. Even with my 11 month old nephew hanging from my legs! haha
Anyway, back to baking… we made a classic apple pie! one of my absolute favorites.. seriously who doesn’t love apple pie??
– 1 1/2 cup – All-purpose flour ( plus a little extra for dusting)
– 1 Stick (8 tbsp) – Cold butter
– 1 Pinch- Salt
– 1 Tspn – White sugar
– 5 tspn- Ice cold water
– 1 – Egg
– 6 medium- Granny Smith Apples (Peeled and sliced)
– 1 Cup – Brown sugar
– 3/4 tspn – Cinnamon
– 3 tspn – Butter
(I doubled everything as I made two pies)
Here are the steps in pictures! I am a very visual learner so hopefully this might help you understand everything a little better!
– Preheat oven to 450ºF.
– Place all sliced apples in a microwave safe bowl. Top with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Microwave for 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
– In a food processor, add flour, cold butter, salt and white sugar. Mix until the ingredients are combined.
– Add enough water until it forms a ball. Cut the balls in half, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
– flour your counter and roll out your dough until it forms an circle that is large enough to fill your pie tin. Place in your tin.
– Drain the extra liquid from the apples and fill the pie crust.
– Roll the additional pie crust out and create your desired design. Place on top of apples.
– Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with white sugar.
– Bake for 45 minutes and enjoy!!
Yes I made two because its too yummy to just make one!
Yesterday I was on one of my daily Pinterest binges and found this article at http://www.bhg.com/recipes/desserts/pies/pies-from-scratch/?socsrc=bhgpin111013leafpie&crlt.pid=camp.ffOayXW9awjx with so many incredible sounding pies! I think that I am going to have to try that maple-pear pie… immediately!
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