Sunday, January 08, 2006

Apple Pie

Start with these
Do This--Peel, Core, Slice
Eat This!
This is my favorite apple pie recipe. I found the book that I took it from--it is the Crisco American Pie Celebration (1989). It contains many wonderful recipes from different regions of the U.S. I don't use solid shortening for my crust. Some of you may have read my November 28 post about pie crust and know that I am a fan of oil crust, so that is what I used for this pie. If you would like the crust recipe I use just go to the archive & check it out.


Sugar (1 cup)
AP Flour (1/3 cup)
Cinnamon (1 tsp)
Nutmeg (1/8 tsp)
Salt (1/8 tsp)
Apples (I used 9 cups today because we like lots of apples) peeled & thinly sliced
Butter (2 tbsp)


Heat oven to 425 degrees F

For filling--combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, & salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle over apple slices. Toss lightly until apple slices are completely coated. Spoon filling into unbaked pie shell. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust. Flute edges. Cut slits in top crust to vent the steam. Sprinkle with a bit of sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg.

Bake at 425 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until top crust begins to brown. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes. All ovens are different, so watch your pie. Cooking times can vary. Cool until barely warm or room temperature before cutting & serving.

It is great served with vanilla ice cream or a slice of cheddar cheese or even just some cream or milk over the top.

My DH always says "this is the best one ever". As my Grandma would say --he knows which side his bread is buttered on. (To keep the pies coming!)

Happy Baking,


Anonymous Lera said...

Beautiful -fran, awesome apple pie, I would love to try this soon . The pie has a right texture going by the picture.

08 January, 2006 21:31  
Blogger Paz said...

Thanks for the recipe and photos. I'd love to try my own apple pie sometime soon. Yesterday, we had store bought applepie. Yours looks much more appealing.


09 January, 2006 05:47  
Blogger Fran said...

Thank you Lera and Paz--
It is not the most beautiful pie in the world but it does taste good. Have a good week!

09 January, 2006 06:10  
Blogger Typical INgredients said...

Hi Fran,

How are you? Your apple look delicious! The fun part is peeling and coring the apple - I am not an apple pie fan but as long as the pie crust is good - no problem at all!

09 January, 2006 11:06  
Blogger ScaryShari said...

Your apple pie looks and sounds delicious! And your recipe sounds simple enough that even I could make it without messing up! *grin* Aside from peach pie, which is my #1 fave, apple pie is a close second.

BTW, what type of apples are those in the first photo? Are they Pink Lady? They are really beautiful.

I hope 2006 has started well for you and your family. It seems like it has. Keep those great photos and recipes coming! :) And please drop on by my blog when you have time. I tend to write more about plants than about food, but one of my New Year's goals (note I did not say 'resolutions' haha) is to improve my cooking skills and expand my baking skills! And my blog will definitely hear about it when I do. ;)

Happy day,
Shari in Cali.

09 January, 2006 13:16  
Anonymous Rorie said...

Looks scrumptious!

09 January, 2006 18:01  
Blogger Fran said...

Welcome CJ, Shari, & Rorie--thank you for stopping by. The apples were huge. I couldn't believe it only took 4 apples to make 9 cups! They are Jonagold. I usually like to make pie with Granny Smith since they are tart but I had these. I love to eat Pink Lady. Have you tried Honey Crisp? Yum.

09 January, 2006 18:44  
Blogger Melissa CookingDiva said...

Fran, I do not think that your DH said that...just because! The pie looks fantastic, believe me, I know when I see a delicious apple pie :)

12 January, 2006 11:26  
Blogger Fanny said...

Fran i absolutely adore your blog. All those steps by steps are so yummy. Well done.

PS your cat is so so sweet.


13 January, 2006 03:06  
Blogger Ghone said...

I was with you for the first two photos then realised there was a little work to do to achieve the third photo!
Looks scrummy!

15 January, 2006 02:47  
Anonymous lisa--in a nutshell said...

Fran--That first picture, of the apples, is just unbelievable!

16 January, 2006 21:41  
Blogger eatzycath said...

love your three-step approach, too bad I can't skip directly from the 2nd step to the 3rd step :)

20 January, 2006 09:20  
Blogger Fiber said...

Wow - that apple pie looks amazing. Thanks for stopping by 28Cooks!

12 February, 2006 13:44  
Blogger Chloe said...

I just love apple pie... that ones looks so good! I think I might have to restock the apples at my house and make one! I kind of OD'd during the fall after the 7th one! LOL

Looks great!

23 February, 2006 10:48  

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