Aren’t you lucky! Today is one of those rare days where instead of sewing or creating something crafty I baked! I know, say what? I really did though.
My family and I got together and my younger brother and I got all excited and decided to make an apple pie from scratch and a pumpkin pie. Now when I say scratch I mean everything is made by us except the pie crust. For those of you who make your own pie crust, please don’t laugh, okay just go ahead and get it out of your system! 🙂
Well here it is, I thought it turned out really good, it was very crumbly, it didn’t really come out in nice slices but still delicious! Also, if you don’t have a super sweet tooth then this recipe is for you, it was sweet but not intensely sweet.
You ready? Here we go!
5 medium Empire Apples (cortland, Macintosh or your choice)
1/2 cup of butter or non-hydrogenated Margarine (1 stick)
3/4 Cup of Evaporated Cane Sugar
2/3 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Tsp of Sea Salt
1 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon
1/3 Cup of Chopped Walnuts
1/4 Cup of Oat Flakes
Oh we used the frozen whole wheat pie crusts from Whole Foods.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Remove Wholly Wholesome Pie Shell from freezer and place on cookie sheet.
3. Peel, core and slice apples.
4. Fill pie shell with apples.
5. Sprinkle sea salt on top of apples
6. Place cold stick of butter into medium size bowl and slice into 1/4″ slices.
7. In separate bowl, mix together sugar, flour and cinnamon.
8. Add sugar, flour and cinnamon to butter and fork together until crumbly.
9. Add walnuts and oat flakes to mixture and combine.
10. Pour mixture over apples.
11. Tent aluminum foil over pie, place in oven and bake for 40 minutes.
12. Remove foil tent and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown.
13. Serve warm or once cooled.
Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t have the glazed look that apple pie has in the stores because it’s not like that, but it’s delicious! Now hurry and go make some and enjoy it, maybe with some vanilla ice cream! Yum!
Enjoy your week!