Wednesday, May 25

Spiced Apple Pie

For those of us who have family picnics, brunches, holidays, and celebrations. What is the best way to celebrate the get together? Dessert, the best part of the meal. Here is my twist on a classic family favorite, the apple pie. My spiced up version pairs apples with a savor spice rub to create a juicy all time people pleaser.

This will make 1 9" pie
Full time: 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours

You will need:

6 green apples, cored and sliced ( I leave peal on, but feel free to remove)
2 pie crusts (either home made or store bought)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cinnamon
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp nutmeg
2 tbsp allspice
2 tbsp ground cloves
2 tbsp sugar (separate from above)

Let us begin:

In a large bowl, toss apples, sugar,cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves, lemon juice, and flour. Let sit for 15-20 minutes to allow excess water to come out of apples.

Preheat oven to 375.

Line pie plate with one of the two crusts.

Remove apple from excess liquid that had built up in bottom of bowl and place into pie crust.

Cover with top crust and crimp closed. Cut a few slits in the top to help with ventilation.

Brush top crust with milk and sprinkle on the 2 tbsp of sugar.

Use either a pie shield or wrap tin foil on edges of crust to prevent burning.

Place on cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes, until top of crust develops a golden color.

Lower oven to 350. Remove crust cover and bake additional 30-45 minutes. Juices should be nice and bubbly.

Remove and let stand at room temp for a minimum of 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!