Our local summer baseball season has started which always make me think of things like hot dogs and apple pie. All-American all the way.
Here is a simple and easy recipe for apple. Make some this weekend and watch your family savor every bite!
6 firm, tart apples (I like Granny Smith the best)
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. butter, softened
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out your pie dough and line the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. You can use pre-made dough or whip up a batch of your own. I love this pie crust recipe using Vodka.
Peel, core and thinly slice your apples. Put in a microwave safe bowl and stir in sugar, flour and cinnamon. Microwave a minute at a time, stirring after each setting, until the apples begin to cook. Spoon apples into the crust and drop in a few teaspoons of butter. Place the second crust on top, seal the edges and poke in a few air holes with a fork. Slather the rest of the butter over the top of the crust then bake about 35-40 minutes until juices are bubbling and crust is golden brown. If you are worried about the edges of the pie getting too brown, cover them with a strip of foil and remove about 10 minutes before the pie is ready to take out of the oven.
To save myself from cleaning up a mess in the oven, I use a round pizza pan or a metal pan with a ring in the center made especially for pie baking to catch any juicy spills.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel.
She Who Likes Pie Way Too Much