apple pie.



On Sunday I mentioned I would try making an apple crisp, and an apple pie.  I've now done both. Although I'm embarrassed by my subpar looking pie, I'm going to still post as I said I would.  My recipe isn't anything special...sorry.  All I did was google apple pie.  Burn. 

 Anyway, here's a few photographs and notes.

I started out by making my pie crust two nights earlier.  I used this recipe.  Which is pretty much just flour, shortening, pinch of salt, and a bit of water.  I formed two balls and refrigerated.

The day of, I rolled out the dough for the crust.  I ended up making my bottom crust a bit short, but decided to keep it that way instead of adding more dough from the top...


I then added my apples.  Around 6 sliced and peeled to the bottom crust {I probably could have used less apples, as you can see my pie is overflowing}.  Next, I started mixing on the stove top: butter, flour, white sugar, brown sugar and water {see recipe here}.  Pouring the mixture over lattice {my poor lattice}. 


After I baked for 15 minutes at 425 degrees and then 45 minutes at 350.


Despite it's unattractive appearance, this pie was delectable.  The crust is flakey and buttery, and the filling is delicious.


Our household thoughts:  Use the pie crust and the apple crisp filling.  We both thought those items were incredible.  I'm not sure if that's even possible, but I would be interested in trying it...next year?

Overall the pie is much more work than the crisp {knew it would be}.  If I were cooking for a handful of people, I would whip the crisp up over the pie any day.

In other news, the leaves are changing on the Charles.  Can't get enough...

31 comments:

  1. That looks amazing. My pies never look that pretty.

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  2. Using the pie crust and the crisp filling is a good idea-- I would go for it.

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  3. i made apple crisp last night and an apple pie last week! i can't believe how easy they are to make! yours looks delish!

    xo
    sami

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  4. I L.O.V.E. homemade apple pie!!! Have had any in years! I've made the crisp already, may venture to make the pie. I haven't made a pie since my divorce over 9 yrs ago! Now where is my rolling pin????

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  5. I don't know what you're talking about...the lattice looks great. And all that really matters is that it tastes good! Looks delicious!

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  6. I'm in agreement with Lissa - that lattice looks fantastic!

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  7. It looks amazing!! Pie isn't supposed to look perfect - that's how you know it's handmade (and delicious)!!

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  8. As a California girl, are you familiar with Thomas Keller? His latest cookbook, Ad Hoc has some amazing AMAZING recipes. I've cooked almost all of them but the one I keep going back to is the blueberry cobbler. I've done it with almost every fruit imaginable and just used his crust for an "apple cobbler" It's nothing short of incredible. Great job on the pie!!

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  9. agreed! I would make crisp over pie any day, but both of yours look awesome!

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  10. It looks so yummy, i'll have to make one soon too and pile on the custard!
    x.o.x.o

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  11. I think your pie looks amazing!! And delicious!

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  12. So I normally don't leave comments like this..ever! But I read your apple pie post and just had to share this recipe, because it's seriously the BEST! I know it's a lot of butter, but that's mainly because it's Paula Deen and you just have to excuse it on this one because it is the best apple pie you'll probably ever taste. I don't even like pie, but I love this recipe. Try it, you won't regret it!

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/crunch-top-apple-pie-recipe2/index.html

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  13. That pie looks picture peeerfect and yummy. I have been wanting to bake an apple crisp....soon!

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  14. I learned to make pie with my mom as a young girl and can make it blindfolded. well almost.
    We like pie here and your pie looks yummy.
    pve

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  15. I love it!

    I still can't believe you take all your photos with that little bity point and shoot. amazing

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  16. I made my first apple pie a couple weeks ago, and I never realized how long it takes to make it! It took me over an hour and a half (I made the crust from scratch).

    I'll definitely be making a yummy apple crisp sometime soon!

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  17. So, so yummy!! I'm envying your baking skills!

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  18. Props on trying your hand at it...I am a horrible baker because I have zero patience and am not nearly attentive to detail enough. : p

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  19. I think your pie looks amazing! I'm impressed with your efforts!

    A crisp is indeed easier, but there is something special about a pie. It says you made an effort. A serious one.

    And....love those leaves....you're just a little bit ahead of us!!
    xo Elizabeth

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  20. This looks so delicious. I cannot wait to do some apple picking so I can make pies and apple crisp. And love that picture of the Charles.
    naina

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  21. Looks very good, no need to be bashful. I take it that you're not gluten free all the time but that you experiment in that direction?

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  22. Yummers! I was driving through the English countryside the other day and I drove right past an apple tree that was bursting with apples. My first thought was, 'its apple pie time, yeppy!' Have a happy weekend.

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  23. Mmmm. I hope you put some vanilla ice cream on top. Happy Weekend.

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  24. Love your blog! It inspires me in a lot of ways. I like to see your pics of the city...I live in Boston, too!
    What kind of camera do you use? Have you taken any classes? you are great!!

    Julie

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  25. thank you everyone!

    Julie~ Thank you! I use a canon point and shoot.

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  26. that apple pie looks heavenly!

    just discovered your blog and I love it :)

    mp
    http://www.thepinkandblueblog.com/

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