Friday, October 29, 2010

Apple Pie

Have you made my famous "Trick or Pie" yet? 

Every year I make this pie and share it with the neighbors.  The tradition started years ago with my Garden Club Girls - you can read all about it here.  We call it "Trick or Pie" because that is what the girls yell when they come to the door in their costumes on Halloween night. We then take a few minutes to eat pie together on the driveway before they are on their way.  Love it!

Trick or Pie

1 frozen 9" deep dish pie crust

3 T. melted butter

3 T. flour

1/4 c. honey

1/4 c. apricot jam

1/2 T. dried orange peel

1/2 c. dark brown sugar

1 t. cinnamon

1/8 t. nutmeg (it is the most fun if you use a nutmeg grater & whole nutmeg)

1/2 c. yellow raisins

2 lbs. granny smith apples, peeled, cored & sliced (it is the

most fun if you use an apple, peeler, corer slicer tool

Delicious Crunchy Topping

1 c. flour, 1/2 c. unsalted butter, 1/2 c. white sugar

Place pie shell into a glass/ceramic pie plate and then place the pie plate onto a cookie sheet (to catch any drippings and make removal from the hot oven easier). Combine pie ingredients (butter through apples) and mix well. Pour into pie shell. To make the delicious topping, combine flour, butter and sugar in a food processor (or with a pastry blender) and mix until it resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle evenly over the apples and bake at 375* for about an hour or until golden brown.  Yum!

And I say "famous" because the recipe is included in my book, Moments of Delight.  At the art show I was in this Summer, a customer (who had bought my book online) ran back into my tent and proclaimed, "I forgot to tell you that I love your apple pie!!!"  Now that is a successful recipe!


LillyB said...

Stole your recipe dear friend ;)

Anne Reeves said...

It is here for all of you! Enjoy - you will LOVE it!