Monday, October 4, 2010
~Pure and delightful apple pie recipe~
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople from allrecipes.com
"Grandmas from all around can be proud of this unique recipe that brings fabulous results. Sliced apples are mounded in a prepared pie shell, covered with a latticed crust, and just before slipping into the oven, doused with a sugary butter syrup."
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
11 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
WOW I was struck right away how different this apple pie recipe really was! However, the thousands! of reviews made it irrisitable to give it a whirl. I really must admit I struggled to NOT add the usual cinnamon or allspice, yet I followed the recipe to a "T" and I have to say I am SO glad that I did. This pie-- so simple, so pure tasting, buttery and appley, tasted like something straight off of grandma's farmhouse window sill. REALLY. Give it a try.