Whether I like it or not, fall is quickly approaching. Summer is coming to an end; which is so sad. Here in Upstate New York, it seems like summer just recently to decided to show up and stay for awhile and now its time to say goodbye.
I don’t know about you but the older I get the quicker these seasons seem to come and go.
While I may not be thrilled with the farewell of warm weather, I can get excited about the fresh fall apples to enjoy!
One thing that our family has come to love has been freshly picked fruit. If you haven’t gone fruit picking, you are missing out!
Last week, my troops got an early chance to go apple picking. There were only two varieties available at the time so we are definitely looking forward to going again once fall has officially arrived.
One of my favorite ways to use up apples is to whip up a homemade apple pie!
My husband has declared that I have perfected the apple pie recipe. It’s so gooey and full of flavor.
I can’t take too much credit though because it is my mother’s recipe that I slightly tweaked to our taste. Growing up there was no one else around that could ever come close to the goodness of her apple pie. Once I was married, I insisted she come over and teach me this amazing recipe!
The key to the perfect apple pie is to slice your apples nice and thin and not to have too many in the mix. Too many apples or crunchy apples will make for a not so good pie.
Amazing Apple Pie
4 Big apples
1 1/2C Sugar
Dash of salt
Stick of butter
Pie Crust (either homemade or packaged)
Start by peeling and slicing your apples thin.
Combine cinnamon, sugar, and salt, add to apples. Mix well.
Put one pie crust along the bottom of pie plate. Poke with a fork a few times.
Pour apples into pie plate, be sure to get all of the juice from the bowl while pouring.
Sprinkle top with flour.
Slice butter and place slices on top of apples.
Place the second pie crust on top and pinch edges to seal. (I’m so NOT good at this step, I usually try to make it pretty but give up! Hey, we’re just eating anyways, right?!)
Cut in a design for ventilation. I usually like to do our last name letter or a design for whatever holiday I am making the pie for. The pie needs to breathe, so why not make it pretty!
Sprinkle top with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar. This just makes it more tasty!
Cover edges of crust with foil.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30-45 more minutes.
During the last ten minutes take the foil off.
Let it cool and enjoy!!
This pie lasted 1 whole day in my house. It’s a huge hit. My Little Lady goes crazy for this pie!
Add some homemade whipped cream on top and you’re all set. I’ll have to share that recipe too!
Whether you have freshly picked apples or store bought apples, this pie will still taste amazing. Just don’t add too many!!
Your turn! Do you have a favorite apple recipe? Do you pick apples? I’d love to hear!
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