Friday, April 30, 2010

as american as...

today i am grateful for...

making my first(successful) apple pie!

pie 1

momma branch schooled me a little in pie-making 101. we were short on time so we improvised with store-bought crust, but that isn't too terrible is it? and i'm sure you won't scoff too heartily at my wonky lattice work...

pie 3

i played T.I for my mom while we peeled and sliced apples. nothin' like a little atlanta hip hop to set the pie-making mood ;) it feels good to be back in the ATL.

pie 2

i love simple recipes! i can't wait to try out more this spring and summer. if y'all have any suggestions, i am all ears!

*easiest recipe ever*
3 winesap apples(or any other baking apples you like)
1/4 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
6 pats of butter
store-bought pie crust

directions for momma branch's easy peasy apple pie...

*preheat oven to bake(or to 350 degrees).
*while the oven is heating up, and you're preparing the pie, remove the pie crusts from the freezer and let thaw.

1. peel and cut apples( a paring knife works best) into thin slices( i cut each slice to be about the size of chicklet gum, but you don't have to be super precise).
2. in a mixing bowl, combine the apples, sugar, and flour. mix thoroughly.
3. spoon filling into one of the pie crusts. pat down evenly with the back of the spoon.
4. with the 2nd pie crust take a butter knife and cut 1/2 inch strips from the softened crust.
5. i ended up placing three strips lengthwise across the top of the apple pie.
6. next i took strips and began weaving them over and under the lengthwise strips. this builds the foundation for the latticework.
7. fill in with remaining strips as needed.
8. dot the pie with the 6 pats of butter.
9.(this is optional) but i dusted the entire pie liberally with a cinnamon and sugar mix.
10. bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. this worked best for our oven. check on your pie after 30, just to be safe.

*serve with vanilla bean icecream.


Tess said...

I already left a ridiculous comment on your flickr, so I'll hold back here!

That recipe is ridiculously simple. I could easily make that vegan. Thank you for this!

Molly K said...

I love your lattice work! Also, I just made the Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie from epicurious, and it was just about the best thing ever.

chelsea said...

yum!! it looks delicious and i love your styling.

Chlo said...

c'est delicieux!

miam miam!

hahaha, i luuuuurrrvvvvee apple pie!


blondecoffeebean said...

I found your blog a few days ago and I love it.
I'm curious about the pie plate you used. Where did you get it? Is it an official pie plate or something else? :-)

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, this looks absolutely delicious!!!

Jay said...

Aw, I think your lattice looks amazing! And gosh, all that bubbling sugar and apple juice... yum yum!

Pink Blog Girl said...

That pie looks really good! I want some!

Helen said...

hmmm lovely pie! in england we have it with custard yum.

Jenna said...

Impressive! That lattice work looks great (shabby-chic, perhaps?...much chic-er than mine, I'm afraid).

That recipe looks so simple. How much butter is a pat, though?

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

a pat, to me, is like a little sliver of butter. but in the wisdom of paula deen, you can never use to much butter ;)

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