I tasted the home made apple pie(with homemade crust!!) at our friend’s house for thanksgiving 3 years ago. N loves it so much that our friend makes almost a separate pie for N after that!
So, if I have couple of apples in hand and 30 minutes, apple pie what I make for dessert these days. It is so easy and I do not have to worry about syrup consistency or the perfect temperature as I have to do with other desserts.I do not make the pie crust though, I just get pie crusts whenever I stock groceries and when guests arrive for dinner, I stash the pie in the oven- by the time we get to dessert, warm pie is ready to be served right out of the oven!
I usually make double crust(cover the top too) pie, you can even make stripes and cover the top part of the pie in a zig zag way. This recipe is from Pillsbury.
Pie crust- 2 rolls
Pie baking dish/ready to use baking dish-1
For the filling:
Cinnamon- 3/4 tsp
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Flour- 1 tbsp
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Pre heat the oven to 400 F.
Peel and slice the apples, discard the core. Mix cinnamon, flour,sugar and salt with the sliced apples in a bowl. Add lemon juice and mix again.
Layer one pie crust to the bottom of the baking dish, fold edges as necessary. Arrange the filling to the center of the pie and spread it evenly.
Cover the pie with another crust roll. Pinch the edges together. Poke a few holes in the center with a knife. Use a fork and prick the pie crust for steam to escape.
Place it in the oven. That is it. Do not keep opening and closing the oven door, check if the pie is cooked through after 30 minutes, the top will be golden brown and you can smell the aroma of baked apples. If it is not done, bake for another 5-10 minutes.
Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool down.
Serve warm as it is, or with ice cream or chocolate sauce or caramel sauce. We like it as it is.
The first time I made it, I used granny smith apples, then I just started using whatever apples I have in hand and it comes out well, so you use either red or green apples or combination of both.