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Friday, January 23, 2009

Fabulous Friday Food Feature ~ Apple Pie

photo from country home magazine

What is the quintessential American dessert? At least what is your immediate response that comes to mind? Well Apple Pie of course. Although I am more of a Chocoholic when it comes to dessert, I will admit I respond Apple Pie when asked that question so here is my recipe.

AMERICAN APPLE PIE

Serves 8
  • your favorite double-crust for a 9”-10” pie

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Baking tart apples, peeled and sliced (5 - 6 cups of sliced apples)
  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup white or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • Egg wash of 1 egg yolk & 1 tablespoon water, whisked
  • bit of sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 375F.

Squeeze juice into a large bowl. Add apples as they’re sliced, tossing to coat with juice to prevent browning. Toss sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch into apples. Roll bottom crust and arrange in pie pan, patching if needed, letting rough edge hang over the side. Refrigerate.

Roll top crust. Fill bottom crust with apple mixture. Gently smooth the fruit, tucking slices that stick out. Arrange top crust over filling. With a knife, slice off excess crust, leaving about a half-inch beyond the pan’s edge. To form the crust, tuck the outer edge under itself and gently press to seal, then gently crimp between thumb and forefinger to form a decorative edge. Brush top (but not the edge) with egg wash and sprinkle slightly with sugar.

Bake for about 45 minutes or until top crust is golden brown and juices inside are bubbling. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!

NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per Slice, including double crust (not including ice cream) : 478Cal; 4g Protein; 26g Tot Fat; 11g Sat Fat; 59g Carb; 2g Fiber; 301mg Sodium; 30 mg Cholesterol

4 comments:

Greetingfriends said...

Oh- yummy -! I have to give this recipe to my daughter so she can make it for me. Thanks.

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Rocki said...

I'm with you - chocolate is my top fav! But how can you not love apple pie!

Love your blog :)
Rocki

Cards By Jenna said...

Sounds like a great recipe! It's nice you included the nutrition facts too. :-)

~Jenna

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