Trying to decide what recipe to use for Christmas? Look no further than Old Fashioned Apple Pie! I came across this recipe when researching my Thanksgiving Evangelism article in the November/December issue. I’ve made it twice since and it has been approved by all members of the family and everyone else who’s tasted it. It’s a keeper!
Old Fashioned Apple Pie (adapted from Martha Stewart)
Ingredients: Five apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar plus additional for pie top
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 large egg, beaten
Directions: 1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pate brisee into two 1/8-inch-thick circles to a diameter slightly larger than that of an 11-inch plate. Press one pastry circle into the pie plate. Place the other circle on waxed paper, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill all pastry until firm, about 30 minutes. I used a pre-made crust so I skipped this step. If you want to make your own, here is a linkto a Martha recipe.
2. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice, spices, and flour. Toss well. Spoon apples into pie pan. Dot with butter, and cover with remaining pastry circle. Cut several steam vents across top. Seal by crimping edges as desired. Brush with beaten egg, and sprinkle with additional sugar.
3. Bake until crust is brown and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour. Let cool on wire rack before serving.
If you’re not a fan of pie, try out some of these other delicious recipes: Forgotten Cookies, Lemon Bars, Nutella Brownies, Cherry Coke Cupcakes, and Pumpkin Bread. Also, check out the December 2010 issue to make Chocolate Mint Cookies.