I am sure you will find out sooner or later that fall is my absolute favorite season! Call it “basic” or whatever you want but it’s true! Ice cream is really the only meal that sounds appetizing to me during the summer. In the winter I just want to drink hot coffee all day and live off of my blubber from the comfort of my own bed sheets. During spring I am too excited to reunite with the fresh air to do much cooking. Fall is the happy medium where it is cool enough to step outside and enjoy the world but not so cool that I want to have at least five pairs of socks on before doing so. Its the kind of motivational weather that encourages me to cook,clean,run, and evidently start a blog! Lucky you! I will make sure to include Fall in my acknowledgements when I get discovered and publish a book or something.
My son Saylor helped me cook this so don’t be surprised if you find his feet lingering in the pictures. He likes to sit on the counter in his seat and kick me motivation! 🙂
Crust ( this is not my recipe just an easy one I found online.)
- Ice Cold Water
4 Large Honey Crisp Apples (I am sure any type will work this is just what I used)
3 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Flour
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 tbsp Cinnamon
2 Dash Of Nutmeg
2 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Cold Water
First I made the crust so it could be chilled in the refrigerator while I made the rest. Simply mix the flour and salt in a big bowl-cut your room temperature butter into little 1/2 inch slices and toss on top of the dry mixture-mix these ingredients with a fork until sand texture appears. When you are done with that get your cold water ready in a cup and add it to the bowl. Mix this together until dough forms. When dough forms separate in two portions. (one of top crust one for bottom crust) Roll out first portion of dough at about 1 inch thick and place into pie pan. Place pie pan into the refrigerator while you work on the filling mixture. Leave the other portion of dough on the counter until the filling is made.
Preheat oven 425 degrees. I rinsed my pie crust bowl out and also used it for my apple filling! Peel 4-5 honey crisp apples using a potato peeler. Then cut apples into size of your choice and place in bowl. (I chose very thin slices to ensure soft apple filling) Add lemon juice, cinnamon, flour, sugar, brown sugar, and nutmeg to your bowl and stir. Remove your pie pan from the refrigerator and place apple filling inside. Cut up butter and place evenly over apple filling. Roll out your other pie crust and weave over the top of your pie. I had leftover crust and decided to make a twisty outside crust. This is optional.
Whisk egg together with a tbsp of cold water. Use this mixture to coat the crust on the top of your pie.
When you are finished place your pie in the oven for 30-45 minutes depending on your ovens ability to heat.
Some people prefer Cool Whip with their pie but I myself am an ice cream lover! If you don’t prefer either that is fine too just know that you are alone in the world and you probably cant relate to most people. So eat your pie slowly because I imagine you are eating it alone and you don’t want to make yourself sick.