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Monday, December 08, 2008

Simple But Amazing Apple Pie

Okay, this was GONE within an hour of pulling it out of the oven.
And yes, I cheat with the crust. Sue me...;)

You'll need:
1 package ready-made frozen pie crust (this is a double crust pie)
4-5 large apples (I used Honeycrisps), peeled, cored, sliced thin
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon (sold as Mexican cinnamon or 'canela' in a lot of grocery stores)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup raisins, plumped in hot water, drained of water

Place one crust in 9-inch pie form. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place apples, sugar, spices and flour in a medium bowl, toss so apples are coated. Add drained raisins, toss to distribute.
Arrange apple slices on crust; they, inevitably, will form a little mound, higher on top. Ignore this.
Pour almost all the butter over apple slices, reserving a bit of it for the top crust.
Place top crust on top. Crimp edges together. Cut 4 slits on top crust for ventillation. Brush top with remaining butter
Bake in 400 degrees F oven for 45 minutes.
This particular pie is best when still hot or warm. I am a purist, so no ice cream--but it's so mooist that it's really not necessary.

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At 10:16 PM, Blogger Convivialdingo said...

Sounds delicious!! Brittany has the natural knack for breads in the family...

At 12:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow that sounds fabulous! And I don't even like most fruit pies..;)

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Annamaria said...

Convivial- I can kill yeast about 50% of the time if I am not careful. Only if I heat the kitchen ahead of time and am REALLY careful, I can make good bread. Except in a bread machine--that's why it's so bad that my old one died.

Mexalapotis--it's really that easy; I know I'll make it at least once more before Christmas, so I'll try to save some for you...:) Or maybe you should just show up in my kitchen and make googly eyes...:)

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heh, I can totally do that. ;)


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