I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Apple Pie

This is not your everyday apple pie. It is quick easy & delicious. Make your own crust or buy a refrigerated pie crust.

(serves 8)

*1 9-inch double pie crust. (Make your own or buy the refrigerated type)
*1/2 cup butter
*3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*1/2 cup white sugar
*1/2 cup brown sugar
*2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
*1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
*1/4 cup water
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla
*4 gala apples, 4 Macintosh, peeled, cored & sliced
(or two types of your favorite apples)

~Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
~Stir in flour and stir. It will make a paste.
~Add white sugar, brown, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, water & vanilla.
~Bring to a boil.
~Reduce and simmer for 5 minutes.
~Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
~In a medium-large bowl mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon with sliced apples.
~Place the bottom crust in your pie pan.
~Fill with cinnamon apples.
~Pour 3/4 of syrup mixture evenly over apples.
~Cover apples with top crust.
~Seal crusts around edges.
~Make large slits in top crust (or make a lattice work with crust).
~Gently pour the remaining syrup mixture over the crust.
~Pour slowly so that it runs down into the pie, and sticks to top of pie, not running off.
~Place aluminium foil over edges of pie to prevent burning.
~Place pie of baking sheet, to protect the oven in case of overspill.
~Bake 15 minutes.
~Reduce temperature to 350 degrees.
~Bake for 30 minutes.
~Remove aluminium foil from edges of crust.
~Bake another 10-15 minutes.
~Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

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