Sunday, December 27, 2009

Apple Pie

Overview: If you are using a store bought pie crust continue reading below. If you want to make an easy and delicious crust from scratch click here.

Turn your oven on to 450 degrees.

Start out with your pie crust recently placed in your pie pan. Place 1 - 2 cans of apple filling into your pie pan. I prefer not to skimp at all when it comes to a pie filling. I figure that if I am going to spend the time making the dough from scratch so that the pie will taste better, I need to spend some extra money to buy cans of the better quality apples so that the pie will be superb.

Then roll out the extra dough left over from the pie dough that I cut off from the crust to make the top lattice of the apple pie.Once rolled out to the thickness of between 1/16" - 1/8", use a pizza cutter to cut strips.

I used the picture of a cherry pie because I did not have one of the apple pie at this stage. Start by placing all needed strips of dough in one direction only. Then pull pack every other strip and place another strip going perpendicular at the end of the pie pan. Once placed, replace all previously moved strips to their original position. Continue by pulling back all of the strips that were not pulled back the first time. Place another strip perpendicular to the those that you pulled back and continue in this pattern creating a weaved effect. This may take a few tries to master but the end result is well worth the effort. The mouths of those about to eat your masterpiece will start to drool simply by looking at your pie because it is so beautiful.

Once you have created the latticed top, roll up the edges to form a crust on the lip of the pan. Use your fingers to create a decorative crust as pictured above or here.

Place pie in the oven for 15 minutes at 450 degrees. Then turn down the heat of the oven to 350 degrees and cook for another 30 minutes.

Make sure to place a pan or aluminum foil underneath of the apple pie because they are famous for boiling over.

Make sure to watch over your pie once you turn the temperature down to 350 degrees because the crust may start to burn. If the crust is browning to fast, cover the crust with pieces of aluminum foil for the remaining cooking time.

Now you have a gorgeous apple pie that is waiting to be eaten.
Make sure that you let it cool down for at least 10-15 minutes before you eat it.

Click below for other pie recipes:

Cherry Pie

Spicy Pumpkin Pie

1 comment:

  1. So yummy! You are an amazing baker. You make them look so pretty!