I’ve made a number of apple pies in my day. Some have turned out well, others, well, best left unsaid. Mostly I have trouble with the juices thickening up. The pie tastes fine, but it’s shall we say a bit runny. If you like your apple pie with ice cream, that works pretty well, since the juices bathe the ice cream and it’s all a wonderful marriage.
But sometimes, you like a nice firm pie, but still one where the apples are nicely done, yet not mushy.
It’s hard to get all that together.
This recipe worked pretty well, and was unique. I like unique.
So give it a go and see what you think. Whether it meets your needs or not, it will still taste fabulously. This is one from Moshasmama at All Recipes.
- 1 recipe for a double crust pie pastry. ( You can use your own, or buy it ready-made if you must!)
- 1/2 c unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1/4 c water
- 1/2 c white sugar
- 1/2 c packed brown sugar
- 8 medium-sized apples (granny smith work best for pies I find, but a good hard apple will suffice and here in the Southwest, we seem to have a half-dozen or so which are very firm and sweet.) Peel, core and slice.
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan, add flour, and stir into a roux, cooking for a couple of minutes while stirring.
- Add the water and sugars, bring to boil and reduce to a simmer.
- Meanwhile, get your apples ready.
- Place the bottom crust in the pan.
- Fill with apples, there should be enough to mound nicely.
- Roll out the top crust and cut into strips to make the lattice.
- Pour the syrup over the apples evenly.
- Cover with the lattice strips.
- Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
- Reduce temperature to 350° and bake an additional 35-45 minutes or until apples are pierced easily with a sharp knife blade.
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