Sunday, November 22, 2009

Simple Apple Pie Filling

Instead of using the can pie filling this year for Thanksgiving, why don't your try something different that is just as quick? Here is a simple apple pie filling recipe that is very delicious and incredible easy to make. I got it from my Betty Crocker Recipe book:-) I find that people fear making homemade pies... I think it's the fear of the unknown. Once you get the basic concepts down, pies become very easy and very cost effective to make! This is a recipe I created since K does not like nutmeg. If you like nutmeg in your apple pie put about a 1/4 tsp in.

Here's the recipe:

Pie Crust
3/4 C. Sugar
1/4 C. Flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of salt
6 Medium Apples (Honey Crisps, Fuji, Pink Lady preferred)
2 Tbl. butter (cut)

Pre-heat over to 425. Peel and cute apples and place in a large bowl. Add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.

Place the bowl of apple filling aside and make your pie crust. This allows the sugar to get into the apples helping the apples release its juicy-ness. Feel free to eat some of the apple slices... they taste incredible at this stage.

Once you roll out the bottom crust into the pie pan, place all of the apples into a large mound into the pan. Cut up the butter into small cubes and distribute evenly on top of the mound. It's okay if it's a tall mound because you can roll your top crust over it to keep all the apples in. Put a crust protector or aluminum foil around the edge of the pie.

Place pie into the oven and cook for 35 minutes. Remove the crust protector or aluminum foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the crust becomes a golden brown. (See below)

Your pie is ready and I promise it will taste delicious. Now you will have a nice and juicy apple pie as oppose to the mushy apple stuff you get from the store. Enjoy!!


AmyJ said...

Sounds like an easy enough recipe... So the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt is for the "filling" not the crust, right? And when does the butter come in? Do I add it to the spices and apples?


B&K said...

Hi! I'm sorry- that does look a bit confusing doesn't it. Yes, the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt is for the filling. It doesn't hurt to put a little nutmeg in there if you like the flavor:-) You can also click on the link to get the pie crust we like to use as well. I used this recipe for our city's apple pie bake-off and won 3rd!

Anonymous said...

Where is the butter come in?

B&K said...

Hi! I'm so sorry I forgot to add that detail. You cut the butter into small squares and distribute evenly on top of the mound of apples before you add the top crust!

Lisa Rodda said...

Best Apple Pie filling EVER!!! Thank you!