Good morning & happy Friday to you!
Have you ever had one of those nights where you’ve had way too much on your mind and you can’t sleep? It’s been one of those nights for me. I woke up around three am and couldn’t fall back asleep, it was impossible. I gave up on trying and decided to blog about apple pie instead. I mean, isn’t that what most people do? My blog brings me happiness and connecting with my readers (even if it’s through pie) brings me comfort and a sense of calmness, even through crazy moments in life. I just poured a cup of freshly brewed coffee and I’m ready to go! Cheers to all of you on this beautiful Friday morning.☕️When most people hear the word “pie”, they think of the delicious dessert with a sugary fruit filling and flaky crust that melts in your mouth. When I hear the word “pie”, I think of my grandpa. He was the king of pies! People were always begging him to bake pies for them. He’d make strawberry rhubarb pie, blueberry pie, blackberry pie, raspberry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and more! His crust was perfect and he put so much love into baking. My pies will never come close to my grandpas, but my appreciation for pie is up there. I love you Grandpa and miss you everyday! I love that pie is eaten all year round. You get your pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and Halloween, cherry pies at Christmas, banana or peach pies in the summer, and apple pies are acceptable anytime.
People coming together in the fall and sometimes it’s a last-minute event. I’m about to share a super delicious, semi-homemade apple pie recipe that you can make in minutes. Ingredients
Filling: *4-6 apples (Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Fuji), *1/2 Cup Sugar (I used Demerara Sugar), * 3 Tbsps Brown Sugar, *Sprinkle of Salt, *1 Tbsp of Apple Pie Spice, *1 Tsp Vanilla Extract *1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon, *1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour, 1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter
Topping: 1 Tbsp Melted Butter, *Sugar
Crust: 2 Ready to Bake Deep Dish Pie Crust
1.Heat oven to 350 degrees
2.Peel and dice the apples.
3. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe dish and stir in the brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and apple pie spice
4. Add the sugary butter mixture to the apples.
5. Add flour and salt. (Baking is all about “taste testing.” Try an apple and make sure it’s flavored just right. Maybe it needs more sugar, more cinnamon or more salt!)
6. Add the apple filling to one of the pie crusts.
7. Use a knife or pizza cutter to slice strips into the second pie crust.
8. Add the slices to the top of the pie and begin your latticework. Use your fingers to reconstruct the edges.
9. Melt the extra butter in the microwave. Coat the top of the pie with the melted butter. Sprinkle sugar on top.
10.Bake for 30-40 minutes. The sides will be golden brown.
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Peel and dice the apples. Melt butter in a microwave safe dish and stir in the brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and apple pie spice. Stir in the vanilla. Add the sugary mixture to the apples. Add flour and salt. Baking is all about “taste testing.” Try an apple and make sure it’s flavored just right! Maybe it needs more sugar, more cinnamon, or more salt! Add the apple filling to one of the pie crusts. Use a knife or pizza cutter to slice strips of the pie dough. Add the slices to the top of the pie and begin your latticework! This is the fun part 🙂Use your fingers to reconstruct the edges. Melt the butter in the microwave. Coat the top of the pie with butter and sprinkle the sugar on top! Bake for 30-40 minutes. The sides will be golden brown.
I brought the pie over to my parent’s house yesterday morning and my mom said it was gone by the evening. She told me it was blue ribbon worthy, but little did she know (well you know now) that it was semi-homemade. Questions for you!
- Do you have a semi-homemade go-to dessert recipe?
- What is your favorite pie flavor?