Yesterday was the perfect day. I had a brunch for a few friends and we stuffed our faces with hash browns, sausage, and banana pancakes, and then washed it all down with mimosas.
My roommate’s parents stopped by to take him to lunch and whenever they come by they always stock him up with food. One of the things they brought him was a big bag of apples. As soon as I saw it, I texted him and said, “hey…we should turn that bag of apples into a pie.” He readily agreed. So, I made my very first apple pie!
Later on in the day, my roommates and I enjoyed pumpkin spice lattes, and slices of pie. All followed up with a bonfire and great friends.
1 pkg. of pre-made piecrust
10 apples, peeled
2 tbs. apple pie spice
2 tbs. butter
½ cup sugar
¼ cup flour
Pinch of salt
2 tbs. lemon juice
Before starting anything, heat the oven to 425, and roll one of the pie crusts into a pie plate. Then get to work peeling apples! I used a potato peeler to peel them, and an apple corer to do the initial cut. It saved so much time! After they were all cut, I used a paring knife to cut them super thin, that way they’d bake down in the pie really well.
In a skillet, I melted the butter, and added in the flour, apple pie spice, salt, lemon juice, and sugar and let it all meld together.
After it was thoroughly mixed, I tossed in the apples and made sure to evenly coat them in the butter mixture. I could have eaten the apples right then. They smelled so delicious...
Next, I placed the spiced apples into the pie plate that I had already prepared. After that, I unrolled the second sheet of piecrust over the top, pinched the edges closed, and scored the top. I also did a simple egg wash over the top so it would look more rustic. All you do for that it crack an egg into a small dish, whisk it, and brush it over the top of the pie dough. Then sprinkle it with sugar to make it sparkle.
Put in the over for 40-50 minutes, or until the filling starts to bubble out a bit. I suggest putting the pie plate on a try in the oven that way when the filling begins to bubble out, it doesn't burn in the oven. You wouldn’t want to ruin the smell of apple pie baking in the oven.
Side note: At least three people told me my pie should be on the cover of a magazine. I felt the need to brag about it since I’ve never made a pie before. Hence the name of the pie.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.