The Versatile Apple Pie

Can anything be more American than Apple Pie?
It is sooo delicious. And perfect for every season.
We all have our own special favorites. The
varieties are endless, but all wonderful.

There are National Apple Pies, Specific City Apple Pies, Farm & Country Apple Pies, Regional Apple Pies, Alternate Fruit Apple Pies, No-Apple Apple Pies, Sky High Pies, Cake Apple Pies, Applesauce Apple Pies, Upside Down Apple Pies, Plain Janes or Elaborately Decorated.

Dutch Apple Pie / No Apple, Apple Pie / French Apple Pie
Swedish Apple Pie / Old-Fashioned Apple Pie / Caramel Apple Pie
Sour Cream Apple Pie / Cranberry Apple Pie / Citrus Apple Pie
Toffee Apple Pie / Walnut Apple Pie / Topsy-Turvey Apple Pie
Candy Apple Pie / Blackberry Apple Pie / Apple Raisin Pie
Swiss Apple Pie / Candy Apple Pie / Apple Crumb Pie
Mile High Apple Pie / and the beat goes on!

And then what kind of apples are best for pies? McIntosh Apples, Jonathan Apples, Gala Apples, Granny Smith Apples, Jonagold Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Rome Beauty Apples, Northern Spy Apples, Baldwin Apples, Macoun Apples, or a mixture of several varieties? As amazingly versatile as apples are generally, some apples are better than others for specific uses. Here is a general guide to recommended apples uses, developed based on industry consensus. Personal preferences may vary.

Then there are the toppings for your favorite pie. Whole Crust Toppings, Cut-Out Toppings, Crumb Toppings, Lattice Toppings, Frosted Toppings or No Toppings.

And what is the #1 most famous Apple Pie on the internet?
If you chase recipe sites and blogs, and I know you do,
then you have no doubt heard of this beauty.

Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie
“This was my grandmother’s apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!”
Submitted by: MoshasMama

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced

1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

2.Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.

3.Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

Cut Me A Slice!


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