Monday, October 5, 2009

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie

Yesterday, as a fun treat for the kids, we went to a local apple festival. Along with the apple butter, apple crisp, and apple pancakes they had, there were fresh local apples. I bought a bag of jonagold apples, not expecting too much. Now, my favorite place to buy apples is Virginia Farm Market in Winchester because of the wonderful fresh taste. I've never been able to find apples to match those around here. But, to my surprise, these apples did. After we got home, I whipped up an apple pie from two new recipes I found. I used the cinnamon topping from one with the pie recipe from another. We ate the pie warm out of the oven with homemade whipped cream. Oh, boy was it good! And those apples were perfect with the cinnamon sugar topping.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie

2 pie crusts, thawed (or homemade)
6 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp. lemon juice
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup AP flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 tbsp. butter, cut into pieces

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Unroll one pie crust and fit into pie plate. In a large bowl, toss apples with the lemon juice until coated. Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix with apple mixture. Spoon into prepared pie crust. Place remaining pie crust over apples and seal edges.

Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1 tsp. cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the pie crust. Dot the top of the pie with butter. Cut slits into the top of the pie to let out steam while baking.

Bake for 50 minutes or until pie is browned on top and pie is bubbly.

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.”
-Jane Austen


ksr said...

yum yum yum... here in lancaster county there is Kaufman's Orchards. Just in case, you are this way and looking for good apples!

CountryDew said...

Oh yum!

sweetflutterbys3 said...

ksr- thanks! I'll keep that in mind. I'm always looking for the good stuff.