Vacations and Apple Pie
We spent a week in the North Carolina mountains recently and it was oh so beautiful! We were even blessed with apple trees in the front yard of the cabin and the kids loved to pick them all.
Luckily, my mother-in-law was there to help me figure out how to actually make the recipes since there was very limited internet and I didn’t have a cookbook with me. Yay, for family vacations.
Needless to say these are very rustic recipes. 😉 I made this particular recipe after I returned home, using the bags of apples we brought back to Florida with us.
I used my mother-in-law’s basic crust recipe and the rest was inspired by the Perfect Apple Pie recipe on Pillsbury.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 8 tsp. butter (1 stick), cold and cut into small pieces
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 5 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 TBSP all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Combine dry ingredients, flour, salt, sugar
- Add butter and combine using fingers or two forks to cut into the flour mixture
- Combine until pea-size pieces form, then separate the dough into two balls (for top and bottom crust)
- Butter and flour bottom of pie pan
- Roll one ball out with rolling pin and line bottom of pie pan
- Add filling
- Roll remaining dough ball with rolling pin and top the pie
- Optional: brush beaten egg over top crust and sprinkle with sugar before baking
- Add all ingredients in bowl or gallon size zip-lock baggie and combine
- Add on top of bottom pie crust
- Add top pie crust
- Bake at 425 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes.
- Cool pie pan on wire rack for 2 hours
This was my first attempt at making a homemade apple pie and I have to say it turned out great! I’ll definitely be trying this again as I may have a few more apples to use up. 😉
Don’t want to make your own crust, no worries! Grab a refrigerated pie crust or even a boxed pie crust at the store and just add the filling.