Monday, January 30, 2012

Simple American Apple Pie

Love the pie? I do too. This weekend I made one in honor of me becoming the US citizen last week. The recipe is easy since I use frozen pie crusts. The pie turned out delicious. Below is the recipe.


5 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced into bite size pieces
1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
2 drops of pure vanilla extract
2 pie shells (9 inch each)
1 egg, beaten


1. Preheat oven to 425F. Take 2 frozen pie shells and put them in a refrigerator for about 1-2 hours prior to baking. In a large bowl combine apples, flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla and mix with your hands.

2. Take 2 pie shells from the refrigerator and fill one with the apple filling. Each pie shell comes in the baking tray which makes it very easy for baking. I usually take the other pie shell out of the tray, roll it in a ball and then using a rolling pin and some flour roll the dough out and layer it on top of the filled pie shell. I cut the extra dough off the sides and then slit few holes in the middle of the pie. I also use the extra dough to make few leaves and apples. Brush the top of the pie with the egg wash. This time I used vegan pie shells made by the Maple Lane Bakery bought at Madison Co-op.

3. Bake the pie at 425F for 20 minutes. After that lower temperature to 350F and bake for another 30 minutes or until the pie is golden brown and bubbling. Let the pie cool off for about an hour or so and serve.

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