Thinking about apple pie


It is one of our favorite desserts.

And it has been a while since I have made one, but I am craving apple pie — flaky crust, soft, cooked apple, cinnamon and melted butter dripping with every bite…YUM!

I must make one tonight!!!!

Apple Pie Recipe

¾ cup sugar

2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

¾ stick of real butter

3 cups or 5 medium-sized Granny Smith apples (thinly sliced)

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2 9-inch unbaked pie crusts.

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I use a Pillsbury uncooked pie crust that comes pre-prepared. All you have to do is unroll the dough. Super easy! I unroll the first pie shell and place it in the bottom of the pie pan. Peel and thinly slice five apples and put them in the pie shell. Sprinkle sugar, flour and cinnamon on the apples and place pats of butter on top. Unroll the second pie shell and cover the apples and seal the edges. Use a fork to put holes in the top of the pie shell. Place the pie on a cookie sheet while cooking in case of overflow. (I rarely happens, but it happens.) Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

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I love it right out of the oven, but a slice will fall apart and look more like some sort of scrambled apple dessert. Once it sets a little, it is a little prettier. And so good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! YUM!

#FRIDAYFOOD: Apples


img_1647I remember my grandmother, the late Clara Mae Woods of Stewart, drying apples on large screens in the fall when the apples were ripe. My dad said he thinks she was drying apples for pies – but there may have been other desserts and goodies.

While she had electricity and freezers and all of that when I was little, she didn’t necessarily grow up with those “luxuries.” She had always dried apples on screens during the late summer and fall to put away for the winter, and that’s how she continued to put up apples.

All of her grandkids thought the apples on her tree in the backyard were way too tart to eat, but I do not remember ever turning away a slice of apple pie.

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