Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Caramel Apple Pie

   We didn't have anything we needed to do this past Saturday. Those types of Saturdays are few and far between for us. It was wonderful! After our traditional Saturday morning donuts we headed off to the big city, AKA LaGrande, for the grand opening of the Coney Island Hot Dog Company. If you haven't had one of their hot dogs yet, you need to get one, SO good.

   After we got home I remembered we had Potluck at church the next day. So I pulled out a super simple, incredibly yummy recipe for apple pie. It is my all time favorite apple pie. After you're done reading this you should go make one, right away.

   On to pie!

   What you need... do you know I got it? All I'm askin' is for a little respect, just a little bit.
Ahem... Sorry, pie...

6-7 large apples, granny smith is always preferred for pie
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
 and 2 pie crusts

   Roll out one crust and put it in your pan. Peel and slice your apples and put them in your crust. If you want you can coat them in a little lemon juice to keep them from browning. I don't normally bother with that.

   Roll out the other crust and top your apples with a lattice pattern. Stick it in the fridge to await it's caramel shower.

   In a small pot melt together the butter and flour.

   Stir in the sugars and simmer, stirring constantly, for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. If your like me and get to gawking off taking pictures and talking and such causing you caramel to get too hot and seize up, you can add a little bit of milk to loosen it back up again. This will give it more of a custard taste than a caramel taste, but still stinkin' amazing.

   Pour the sauce over your lattice top and onto the apples.

    Watch the sides, the caramel likes to try to escape.
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   Bake, on a cookie sheet, at 425° for 15 minutes then lower temperature to 350° for another 30-35 minutes.

   Let cool, if you can, then dig in. Topped with vanilla ice cream is best, but not required.
Love pie... 

   OH hey! Did you see these super cute (and blurry, I really need a new camera. And yes, I do blame the camera.) kids? They are adorable... A racoon, Spiderman and a little kitty cat. They came home with a pretty decent candy haul, which was promptly raided by their dad, and maybe me... :)

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