Then I watched Grandma make her pie and pie crust a couple of times. It helped immensely. I now make apple pie a few times a year. Practice definitely helps.
Grandma's Apple Pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Ingredients (8 slices)
- 5-6 apples, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- prepared double pie crust (try this pie crust recipe if you need specific instructions)
1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Place bottom pie crust in pie pan.
3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour on the bottom of the crust.
4. Mix sugar and remaining flour with the sliced apples. Pour into crust.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
6. Place small dots of butter on top of apple mixture.
7. Top with second pie crust. Seal and flute edges. Cut air vents into the top crust.
8. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Then, lower the temperature to 350° for 40-50 minutes. The pie is done when a knife goes through apples easily.
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I used a scrap of crust to cut out the six you see on the pie. To make it stick, I just wet the back of the six. I should have brushed a little milk or egg on it to make it brown more, but I didn't think of it at the time.Little House birthday party.) I was delighted this year to not have to eat three birthday cakes in one week. Big Sister chose the giant cookie for her treat. Little Sister...well, she doesn't appreciate homemade baked goods. She had a lollipop.
Homemade apple pie may be my favorite pie to eat, but chocolate chip cookie pie is pretty close, especially since it can be in the oven in a jif when I use the no-roll pie crust. Of course, apple pie needs a top crust, too. I shared some specific pie crust directions here.
As I finished typing this, I realized this is the second recipe I am sharing this week, and they are both Grandma's recipes. It just goes to show, I should have shared this sooner.
Now if you read the first few sentences and wondered what happened during the second school year when Derek and I were dating, let me explain better. The first year, I was living with my dad and teaching locally. The next school year, I had moved to State College (where Derek was a student at Penn State), and taught there. Then, Derek graduated and took a job in Maryland. We weren't married (or yet engaged), so I taught a second year at the great little school I found in State College. Then, we finally married in June.
Do you like pie? What's your favorite?
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