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Apple Picking & Apple Pie

November 10, 2011

This past weekend, my better half and I went apple picking. Well, we went to the Outhouse Orchards in North Salem, NY where the apples had fallen off due to the snowstorm two weeks ago. However, we were able to buy the apples in the store of the farm, along with a cloves scented soy candle, two small pumpkins for decoration, home-made apple cider, and an amazing home-made doughnut with cinnamon, YUM! The farm also has goats, rabbits (my favorite!), chickens, and turkeys. We watched the animals and took a walk among the apple trees. The sun was shining and it was an amazing day away from the noise and dirty air of the city.

So, we brought home 8 delicious apples to snack on and bake an apple pie out of.

This recipe is inspired by:

You need:

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 egg yoke
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the apples. Cover with the top crust. Cut a few slices in the crust so the pie can “breath”.
3. For a golden crust, “paint” the top of the pie with one egg yoke.
4. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
Yum! Dig in!

From → Inspiration, Recipes

One Comment
  1. kcbritt permalink

    Looks amazing! Great job!!

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