Saturday, November 3, 2012

{ Scrumptious Apple Pie }

Who doesn't love a good apple pie?! Well today I felt brave enough to attempt one by scratch. Yes, that's right, I didn't use a recipe and it turned out delicious!! Last Fall we went to our local fruit farm (Lynd's) and picked way too many apples, so I froze some in our deep freezer. I went to the basement two days ago and brought them up to thaw. They felt a little mushy but perfect for cooking!

Here's what you're going to need:

  • pre-made pie crust- 2 rolls
  • at least six cups of sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 tablespoons stick butter
  • caramel sauce for drizzle
The thing I love about this pie is we had a variety of apples we picked, so some are tart, and some are sweet . Great mixture! Anyways, start by washing, peeling and slicing your apples into slices and place them into a saucepan. Add your sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and stick butter to the pan over low heat. Let this cook and thicken, it will smell like heaven!! While your pie filling is cooking, grab your pie plate and crust. Unroll one piece of the crust and place into the pie plate, thumbing off any extra dough. Grab your second roll of pie crust, roll it onto a flat surface and cut it into about 1/2 inch pieces, length wise. I wanted to do a braid design for my crust, so I grabbed three pieces of the dough and simply began to braid them. I cut off the top and bottom and pressed it onto my pie pan, continue this until completely finished. I did about three sets all the way around. Grab some foil and gently cover your crust. By this time, your pie filling should be thick and fragrant. Remove from heat and pour into your pie crust. I cut a few additional strips of dough to place on top of the pie filling in a criss-cross design. Drizzle a little bit of caramel sauce over top of the entire pie. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes, remove the foil from the crust and bake an additional 7-10 minutes. And ta-da, you have a beautiful pie that it looks like you've been slaving over all day to make! 











My husband and dad both had seconds, and my husband requested that I make this again for Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy this recipe, I'll be keeping it around ;)

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61 comments :

  1. i am sending my mother-in-law this link so she can work her baking magic for our next family dinner! the photos are great.

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    1. Fantastic! I hope you enjoy it as much as we have ;)

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  2. Hello, I've been trying out new recipes lately and an apple pie will be the next one so thanks for posting this recipe! Im one of your newest followers! Found you through the My Froley blog hop. You can follow me back at http://www.navywif33.com.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out! Following you back ;)

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  3. This does look good! Happily following back from My Watermelon Moon.

    Hugs,
    Melissa

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  4. Oh my yes! This looks amazing!

    Stopping by from the Blog Hop to say hi:)

    xo,
    Cheryl
    http://www.naptimeisthenewhappyhour.com

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  5. new[est] follower. loving this post and your blog! can't wait to keep following along!

    stop by sometime!
    kalobandelise.blogspot.com

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  6. My hubby loves apple pie, this looks delicious! New follower from the mingle, would love a follow back.

    http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's super simple to make!! I'll head your way right now ;)

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  7. This looks so delicious! I love the braided crust :) Thanks for joining the blog hop and stopping by my blog, I've followed you back!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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    1. Oopsies, I should say thanks for CO-HOSTING the blog hop with me!!! xx

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    2. Thank you for stopping by Ellie! Have a lovely evening :)

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  8. YUM! Looks delicious!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hi! Good luck with the giveaway! :) Can't wait to see who wins!

    -Sam

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  9. .Mmmm. apple pie, oh how i love you!

    Nice to meet you girly! xo

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    1. SO nice to meet you too Amy!! Glad you stopped by :)

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  10. Hi Fontini: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I hope you will stop by and be mine, too.
    The pie looks fantastic!

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  11. Hi, I've just joined the Blog Hop Social hosted by Made in a day. Not sure if I should of visited your blog as all I'm craving now is apple pie! LOL! Yours looks yummy. I shall be exploring more of your blog too.

    Kate :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad to have you, rumbling tummy or not ;) Hope to see you again soon!!

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  12. Well done, that is some super-fancy crust braiding! I absolutely hate making pastry and it usually results in me cursing my spouse (who requests it but never wants to try making it!).

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    1. Thanks so much! I must tell you, this was my first attempt at ever making a pie, it was surprisingly simple! I highly recommend using the pre-made pie crust, so much simpler!

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  13. Looks delicious! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for stopping by the CHQ blog hop! Hope to see you back next week!

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  14. My mouth is watering it looks so good!!

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    1. Thanks ;) Give it a try, it's easier than you think!!

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  15. I love apple pies, and this one looks delicious!
    I am stopping by from the social stack up blog hop and I am now following along. Can't wait to read more! =)

    www.thislifesbeautifulmoments.com

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  16. Yum, thanks for the recipe!
    -Melanie

    P.S. I'm hosting a $50 Shabby Apple Giveaway on my blog, you should come check it out!
    http://meandmr.com/post/35113285949/shabby-apple-50-giveaway

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    1. You're welcome! And thanks for the invite, I'm headed over now ;)

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  17. It's definitely a wonderful looking pie!
    I LOVE the braiding design around the pis - fabulous idea

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    1. Thanks so much! It dresses the pie up nicely :)

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  18. Oh, that looks sooooo good. Caramel sauce? Yes, please.

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    1. I'm a total caramel lover, so I had to incorporate it!!

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  19. Your pie looks BEAUTIFUL and delicious! I tried to make the braided edge a couple of weeks ago and failed miserably! It fell off completely while the pie was baking! I will have to give it another try sometime soon! Your pie looks wonderful!

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    1. I think I just got lucky ;) Thanks so much for the kind words! Have a great evening!

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  20. Your pie looks delicious. I always love seeing apple pie recipes. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. It's my pleasure to share! Thank YOU for hosting :)

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  21. I think that there`s nothing elsw sweet that I like more than apple pie. And this one is inviting me to get into the computer and eat it immediately :)

    Feel free to take part in our Aloha Affair and share your ideas: http://theproject6x6.blogspot.com/2012/11/hello-dear-all-in-next-few-weeks-ill-be.html

    All the best,
    Aleksandra

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    1. Thanks for following me back gfc ;) I'll head over to your blog now!!

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  22. Amazing! Thanks for linking up to Pin Me! I've pinned it!

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  23. wow deliciousness....love that crust...my fave part of the pie...yummm xo

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    1. The crust turned out just perfect on this pie, didn't crumble! Thanks for stopping by love :)

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  24. You should not use a recipe more often, this pie looks so pretty. Love the fancy crust!
    P.S. I just found you at Pamela Heavenly Treats, great blog!

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    1. This made me laugh, well thank you!! I'm thrilled to have you :)

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  25. That is one beautiful pie!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Hope to see you this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  26. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. I linked up the other day ;) Thanks for hosting!!

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  27. This Pie looks amazingly delicious!
    I would love to have you share this, or any other recipe of your at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with the chance to get a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame. Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/11/wednesday-extravaganza-4.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! I linked up and started following you! Thank you so much for stopping by :))

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  28. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see some of your great ideas again this week on 'Or so she says ...' www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. It was my pleasure Mariel, thanks so much for stopping over my way ;)

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  29. This looks awesome and you made it so pretty, too! Thank you so much for submitting it at the SHOW-licious Craft Showcase. I would love to do a Guest Post and feature it on my site. Let me know if you would like to participate. :)

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

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    1. I would LOVE to Marti! Please email me: fotiniroman@aol.com :)

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  30. Wow, this looks great and very yummy!

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