Monday, February 1, 2010

Apple Pie

First you should gather what you need otherwise you'll be like me asking "Where is the friggin' lemon reamer!?"

  • 5 lbs of apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 pie crusts (I buy, I don't make... shhhhoosh!)
  • cold butter (go all Paula Dean if you want to, I don't judge)
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon on cinnamon
  • dash o' salt
  • whatever egg wash version you like
Get your apples and lemon

Peel the apples

Cut and cube the apples roughly and add to a bowl of cold water with the lemon. They won't turn brown if you do this. If you like brown apples skip this (weirdo).

Get your pie crusts ready. I don't make a great crust and they're time consuming so I buy them. I like these ones and they roll out much bigger than they look. Use what you like, use grahame crackers for all I care.

Drain the apples well. Sometimes I forget to pick out the lemon seeds. Be thankful I'm making a pie, I could be watching re-runs of the Biggest Loser.
Toss the apples (and seeds) with the cinnamon, salt and sugar.

Fill the crusted pie plate- over fill it!
Cut the butter and place it all over the top.

Get an egg wash going... and brush the pie crust.

Get fancy

Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes. My rule is until the bottom of the crust is... crusty.

Not impressed the cut outs disappeared in the baking.

Regardless. Apple Pie.

Forgot to take a picture of the cut pie...and now it's too late as there is no pie to take a photo of.

1 comment:

bikramyogachick said...

OMG that looks soooo good!