I love a good pie recipe in the winter. The smell of a baking pie always got me really excited as a kid, and I want my kids to have sweet smells around our house just like I had. It's such a blissful nostalgia for me. I've been a big slacker in the baking department, so my mother-in-law taught me (and you!) an easy recipe for the tastiest apple pie this week... Bonus: it was actually FUN for me... If you know me, you know that's saying something. Anyway, enough chatter; let me get to it:
You will need:
1 Pie Dough, 2T Tapioca, 6 Large Apples (or enough to fill the pie pan), peeled, cored & sliced.
Combine 3/4 C Sugar, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, 2 T Flour.
Blend 1 C Flour, 1/2 C Butter, softened, 1/2 C Brown Sugar, 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon.
Make or buy pie crust. Use a rolling pin to roll it flat, cover your pie pan with the flattened dough. Trim the edges so it doesn't roll over the pan, then pinch the edges so they look lacy.
Add your dry tapioca to the unbaked pie crust and spread it around...
...Then fill the pie pan to overflowing with all of your apple slices.
Make and sprinkle the dry "mixture" over apples.
Prep the "crumb topping" and sprinkle it over everything. (So just to clarify, you have two different mixtures that you're spreading on top).
Bake 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until apples are soft. Remove and enjoy!
Ps. Special thanks to my mother-in-law for the lesson, and to Sophie, my willing and darling assistant. XO.
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