On Ian and I’s first summer trip to my family farm, I walked outside to pick some apples. I then came inside to make him an apple pie. Ian’s jaw dropped. He was so impressed. My little secret was that Apple Pie can actually be a quick and simple treat to bake. It is one of my favorite things to bring to a party. A nice warm apple pie always goes over well. Here is my family recipe, with a few tips, to prepare it quickly in the kitchen.
6 Apples- I like to mix red and green for flavor (Honey-crisp for sweetness and Granny Smith for tart)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
2 tablespoons of flour
2 tablespoons of butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Thawed ready pie crust- I like to use an organic dough
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Peel 6 medium apples. I like to use the new ceramic peelers seen above. It moves a lot faster and covers more surface area at once. The apples will need to be sliced thin. To get this done in no time, I like to use a peach pitter/slicer. It gives the perfect small slices and cuts your time preparing down considerably. I found mine on amazon.
Now put the apple slices in a large mixing bowl.
In the mixing bowl with the apples, add the lemon juice and stir. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, sugars and flour. Sprinkle with salt and stir. Put the thawed crust in your pie pan and add the apple mixture. Top with sliced butter, then put the top of your pie crust on. Cut holes to vent and brush with softened extra butter.
Wrap the edges with foil so they do not burn. Remove the foil during the final 15 minutes of baking. Bake for 40-45 minutes just until apples are tender and your crust is a nice golden brown. Allow the pie to cool for at least an hour before serving. Two hours is preferred.
You now have the All-American summer BBQ dessert! It was quick and easy to prepare and the perfect addition to your table. Enjoy-