Monday, March 1, 2010

Apple Love

Today is the first day of March and hopefully the last day of winter.

To celebrate I made a pie and experimented with a different kind of apple pie recipe. The apples are placed in the pie shell then you make a gooey, yummy caramel and poor it over the top crust. It was delicious and I highly recommend it!

Pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 TBS all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
8 granny smith apples -peeled, cored and sliced

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour to make a paste. Add the sugars and water and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly and cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so it does not run off.

Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Reduce temp to 350 and bake for another 30-40 minutes.

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