My mother-in-laws birthday was on Thursday and today we are heading down to her house for dinner. I decided to bake an apple pie because 1) she really likes apple pie! 2) it definitely feels like fall today 3) i have a lot of work stuff to do and when i want to procrastinate, I BAKE!
So, I embarked on a journey to make the best apple pie of all time. Ingredients gathered:
I wanted to use granny smith apples, but since our local grocery store didnt have any, I went with a variety: Mac’s, Braeburn, Fuji, Pink Lady, and Golden Delicious.
First step, make the lattice that will be the top of the pie (I used store bought pie crust–the horror!)
Then peel and slice all your apples:
And now, the best part. Melt one stick of unsalted butter. Then, mix in 3 Tablespoons of flour to form a paste. Add in 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 water, and 1 Tsp Cinnamon.
Bring to a boil, then let simmer and reduce until it turns into the most delicious, goopy, thing you have ever seen/made:
While that is reducing, put the bottom crust into a 9-inch pie pan and squish it into every nook and cranny. Pour your 8 sliced apples in, there should be a lot of apples (a mountain of ’em!)
Pour most of the reduced deliciousness on top of the apples, then put lattice top onto the pie. Pour rest of reduced mixture on top of the crust!!
Bake at 350 for about an hour (stab the apples and when they are tender: its done!)
This beautiful piece of dessert will emerge:
There you have it, the best pie ever.