Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rustic Apple Pie

Recently I have been thumbing through my Pioneer Woman cookbooks and saw this easy apple pie recipe. Yeah.... I immediately know I need to make this one. What is going ON with this sweet tooth lately?

Almost out of control. Almost. I had to adapt the recipe a bit as I didn’t need two pies in the house. Some good sense prevailed. Oh, and this is more like a tart….not the traditional looking pie.

So, besides the pie making and complaining about the summer heat we have managed to take a shorter ride on the trike. We made the back road trip to Cairo Georgia, just to ride and enjoy the wind and rural scenery. I took some photos while on the bike and will post very soon. Next post, for sure. Now let me share this pie.

Ingredients and easy instructions

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly chunked or sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons flour
Juice of half a lemon
Pinch of salt
1 Recipe Perfect Pie Crust found HERE

Now, I was feeling exceptionally lazy and took the easy way by buying a Pillsbury premade pie crust.

Roll out the crust on a baking sheet after it’s been out at room temperature long enough to roll out without tearing.

In a large bowl combine all the other ingredients and mix well. I like to let it sit a bit so the apple pieces macerate in the juices.

Place the apple mixture in the center of the pie crust and start folding up the leftover dough. The dough should cover about 2 or 3 inches of the apples.

See doesn't cover the entire mess of apples............

Bake at 375 F for 40 minutes. Let it cool a little first or the slices won’t be neat. Plus you’ll burn your mouth. I may have burnt my mouth a little, totally worth it.

This is an easy go-to dessert if you have the apples in the house. Usually I have lots of sugars and a lemon or two hanging about so this was a last minute easy decision. You can make this spur of the moment! Not sure if that's a good thing or not. :-)

Next I will post photos taken from the back of the trike. I'm not always sure how good a shot it is, I just snap and look later. But it's fun.

Hope you are well. And in cool temperatures. That's a current fantasy of mine, cooler temperatures. Please write and tell me what that's like.

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Katherine P said...

I have made this before and you're right! This is so yummy! I'm now wanting it again. I do so enjoy the Pioneer Woman's recipes.

Tina said...

I am getting reacquainted with her cookbooks lately and loving the side stories as much as the recipes.

Kay said...

First of all, I totally understand about the temperatures. We are now our usual hot, hot, hot. But, it's July and almost August and it's Texas. That's normal.

Secondly, I can get very hungry just perusing my Pioneer Woman cookbooks. They are not low-calorie at all, right? However...I've made this pie before. And it is very tasty. I have not made it with that kind of wrap-around crust thing. Always thought that kind of looked like wrapping a gift. LOL

Beth F said...

I've made similar types of fruit desserts but haven't tried the Pioneer Woman's version. I wonder if it's in the book of hers I have.

Tina said...

That is a great way to describe ur, Kay, like a wrapped present. It's a good & quick dessert.
Hope you see cooler temps soon.

Tina said...

She had done very cool books, love the stories that accompany the recipes.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Mouth watering at 7:30 AM

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I've found some good recipes from the Pioneer Women, and this is one of them.

Teddyree said...

I love apple pie, it's one of my favourite desserts to have in winter (perfect timing for me right now in Australia) and I love getting an easy recipe that can be whipped up in no time and also tastes great!

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love making pies like this. Don't know what's going on with the sweet tooth here, either. I have baked fudge in the oven. Oh, my!

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