Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The greatest apple pie. Ever

Did everyone have a nice Thanksgiving? I surely hope so.

What did I do for Thanksgiving? Oh, I went to work and took care of the teeny tiny's. You know hospitals? Those places that are always open? Kinda like 7-11, but no slushies. Wait, now I want a slushie. Crud.

Anyways, to work I went. But I've been making Thanksgiving food allllll week and there's no end in slight. There are so many more Thanksgiving-y recipes I have yet to try and most importantly EAT. OhmygodI'msoexcited! I'm sorry are you all Thanksgiving food-ed out? Well too bad! 'Cause this here is the best apple pie. Ever. Like the title says. Duh.

I did something I almost never do and in the process, reminded myself why I don't do this often. I made pie crust. It seems like something that would totally be up my alley, right? Well, not this time. I mean, I know that I am totally obsessed with making things from scratch. All the flippin' time. But this isn't one of those times. It just seems like so. much. work. Ugh. I'd much rather grab the Pillsbury stuff. Which is why I don't make a lot of pie's, which, frankly, is sad, because I do love a good pie. I just hate making crust.

Then every 5 years so I decide, hey I'm going to make pie crust! I think the idea is great! Fabulous! Because helllo I like making things from scratch, this is perfect! As I sit there cutting the butter in I remember that hey, wait, I hate making pie crust. Dang it! Too late now. Sadness. Tears. Whining.

In the end I finish the job, only to swear to myself, never again!!! No more pie crust! So count yourself lucky that the 5 year mark has hit recently, because I can tell you what I won't be doing anytime soon, making pie crust that is.

Please don't make fun or judge my pitiful attempts at scalloping the edges of the crust. Clearly, I don't have much experience scalloping, wait is that even a thing? Like something you could put on say a resume Great pie crust scalloper? Maybe I should work on mine. Also, I highly highly suggest covering your pie aluminum foil, that way you don't get really crispy looking. I would have, but I ran out. Man, I hate when that happens!

Apple Pie
Serves 6

1 Pie crust
3 apples
1 cup Heavy cream
1 tbsp Flour
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Brown sugar

1/2 cup Brown sugar
7 tbsp Butter
3/4 cup Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cup Pecans, chopped

1. Roll out the pie crust big enough to fit your pie plate. Lay the dough out and make the edges as pretty as you can.
2. Peel and slice the apples thinly. I used Honeycrispy apples because I think they are nice and crispy, but stand up to cooking well. Granny smith's are another great choice. In a bowl with the apple slices, pour in the heavy cream, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir well to coat the apples. Do not start eating the apples! You won't be able to stop!!! Pour apple mixture into the pie plate.
3. Cut the butter into cubes. Make a crumble topping with the pecans, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mine wasn't very crumbly, because it was frozen. Opps.
4. Wrap edges in foil to prevent them from burning, as well as the top. Place pie plate on a cookie sheet, you'll thank me later. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.


1 comment:

  1. Oh I'm definitely going to add this to my list to make :)