Apple Pie seems somehow synonymous with a happy home. Just the smell alone lifts ones spirits. Since this is National Apple Month, we are celebrating this week and Apple Pie seemed like a must have!
This is just a simple - basic crumb topped apple pie:
Because this was a deep dish pyrex - I used a 2 crust pie recipe:
2 cups sifted flour, 1 tsp salt, 3/4 cup crisco, 5 - 8 Tb ice water
Here is what you will need for the pie: 1/3 cup granulated sugar,
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, 3 Tb flour, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 6 large tart apples (Granny Smith or Rome Beauty) pared, (I did 8 medium apples) quartered, cored and sliced, pie crust recipe below, 2 Tbs butter
Topping ingredients: 1 cup lightly spooned flour, 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl: Combine sugar, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon - add sliced apples and toss well to mix. Fill pastry shell with mixture. Dot with 2 Tb butter.
Topping: Combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mix is crumbly. Scatter topping thickly over apple filling. I cut a long strip of foil and ran it around the corners of the pie plate to protect the edges from over burning.
Bake 400 degrees for 30 minutes until crust and topping are brown. Cool pie before cutting Dust with Confectioners sugar
I am also sharing my ongoing sewing for
my shop with these purses I made this week:
I may be keeping this one above because the handles were definitely labor intensive since they are stuffed with polyfill and that wasn't easy. I also made the mistake of putting one of my favorite antique buttons on it - how can I part with that? The fabric is vintage upholstery fabric.
These below I will be selling at my shop and the one in the middle is really a tote bag:
I had a visit from Nancy and her family today at my store and many of you follow her blog Nancy's Daily Dish where she shares her knowledge and love for transfer ware dishes! It was wonderful to meet such a great family!
I will be sharing this post with these blogging friends: