Our family went apple picking a few days ago and the weather was amazing! I think that this is the first time that we will have apple picking pictures in our shorts and t-shirts.
We had a blast, especially the boys who couldn’t believe that they were allowed to run free!
Apple picking of course means time to make apple pie. Several years ago, a lovely woman named Mary Donnelly gave this recipe to my mom. Now it is the only type of apple pie that we make in our family. It is really good and really easy!
Ingredients: 5-7 Tart Apples peeled, cored, and sliced.
1 9” unbaked pastry shell (Shhhh, I use the Pillsbury ready made pie crust)
1/2 Cup of Sugar
3/4 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
1/3 Cup of Sugar
3/4 Cup of Flour
6 Tablespoons of Butter
Prepare your pie crust and place in a 9” pie plate. Now I used to go to all of the trouble to prepare and roll out a pie crust from scratch. I scoffed at those ready made pie crust. Then…. I thought it would be an excellent idea to have two sets of twins!!!! I broke down and tried the Pillsbury ready made pie crust because basically it was that or nothing. Guess what? There actually good! Best of all, no mess. If you insist on making your own pie crust, go right ahead. :)
Next peel, core and slice your apples and place in pie shell.
Mix 1/2 cup of sugar with 3/4 Tablespoons of Cinnamon and sprinkle over apples.
Mix 1/3 cup of sugar with 3/4 cup of flour. Cut in 6 Tablespoons of butter. The butter should be really cold. Use two knives and just keep cutting the butter across until the mixture becomes crumbly. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the apples.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Lower the heat to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 35 minutes. If the crust browns too quickly, cover the edges with foil. Cool and top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy some wicked good apple pie… no seriously!