Thursday, November 26, 2009

Old fashioned Apple Pie

Happy Thanksgiving
My family and I are on a plane this beautiful day, making our way to North Carolina for a golf tournament. There will be no cooking at my house this Thanksgiving. I will post pics and reviews of our foodventures!
I hope you and your families have a wonderful day.

As easy as Apple Pie is a true statement! Pies are one of my favorite desserts to make, this recipe is a classic even down to it's crust. Although when I am in a pinch for time I seriously DO NOT feel guilty buying pre made pie crust. My choice for this little short cut with the store bought crust is Pillsbury. It's flakey, light and yummy.

Homemade Pie Crust


1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 Tbs. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup of cold unsalted butter, cut into tiny cubes
3 Tbs. of ice water


In a large bowl stir together the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut the the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter. Cut until the butter is cut into small pieces. Add water and mix until dough pulls together.

Transfer the dough to a clean work surface, pat into a ball. Flatten into a disk.Lightly flour your work surface. Lightly dust the top of your dough.Roll out your dough into a round 12 inch circle. Makes for one pie crust. To make two pie crusts double the recipe. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Apple Pie


2 pie crusts
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. flour
5 to 7 tart apples (Pink Lady or Honey Crisp)
cored and sliced
2 Tbsp of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Vanilla ice cream


Fold one of your rolled pie crusts into a pie plate. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, salt, and flour. Set aside. Core and slice your apples. I use a handy apple peeler and corer. They are inexpensive and a must have. Place apple slices in a large bowl, sprinkle the sugar mixture over apples. Mix. Pile apples into your dough lined pie plate. Dot the apples with butter.
Fold your second pie crust over the top of your pie. Seal edges and crimp. Cut small slits on the top of your pie. Bake the pie until the crust is golden brown. About 50 to 60 min. Serve with vanilla ice cream.



  1. looks delish - don't forget to have some with cheddar cheese :)
    Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Oh how funny! Audrey was struggling to make an apple pie for Thanksgiving. And to think all she had to do was check out your blog! I'll have to tell her! :) Kathy

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