Friday, January 23, 2009

The Pie Maker

My Apple Pie Heading Into the Oven...

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.”
-Jane Austen

My Dad makes the best Apple Pie around.

Until yesterday.

This is the best Apple Pie I've ever eaten. I'm not kidding when I say we licked our plates.
I don't know who Grandma Ople is, but I think I love her.

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

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 packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced (I had the hugundous apples so I only used 5)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer. (I ate this dreamy, creamy concoction from a spoon!)
Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust (I just cut strips with my pizza cutter). Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
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.
(Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.)

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