Scrumptious Apple Pie

11/05/2014

When it gets cold outside, the leaves are falling, and Thanksgiving plans are beginning to be made, there are two things I want to do. 1. Snuggle up on the couch and watch Elf (even though its not Christmas time yet, I know, don't hate me) and 2. BAKE! One of my all time favorite desserts is pie, especially apple pie. After trying all sorts of different apple pie recopies, I merged some things together about some and figured out my own little recipe :) I made this one for our little roommate dessert party last week and it was all gone pretty quick so I think it was a little bit of a hit! 


Things You'll Need:

-2 round 9-inch pie crusts
-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
-1/2c butter (unsalted is better, but it won't make a huge difference)
-3 tablespoons flour
-1/2 c white sugar
-1/2 c packed brown sugar
-3/4 c water
-1 tablespoon vanilla
-2 teaspoons Cinnamon
-sprinkle of powdered sugar
-5-6 Granny Smith Apples

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Peel, core and slice the apples. I like to do them relatively thin.  Put them in a bowl and sprinkle on a tsp of cinnamon. Mix them up a bit so that the cinnamon gets to all the apples. Then place the bottom crust in the pie pan. Before putting the apples in, sprinkle the bottom of the crust with the graham cracker crumbs (the crumbs will soak up the extra moisture from the pie, and the bottom won't get soggy). Then, fill it up with the apples. They should reach to the top and even go over the top just a little bit. 

3. Melt butter in a saucepan and then stir in the flour to make a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar, water and vanilla and 1 tsp of the cinnamon one at a time while stirring and bring to a boil while continuing to stir. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 3 minutes. 

4. Pour the sugar liquid over the apples, be careful to not pour too fast so that it does not run off. Then, using the other pie crust, make a lattice work and over the pie.



5. Cook the pie at 425 degrees for 15 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 and continue baking for another 40 minutes. If you think the top is getting too dark, place a piece of tin foil on the top.

6. Take it out and sprinkle it with a little bit of powdered sugar. Wait at least an hour and a half before eating it, if you want it to be in good shape and not fall apart. 


And...ta-da!
It is also super yummy with vanilla ice cream.
Don't mind my low-quality phone pictures. It is a pretty pie, I promise.

xo

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