In honor of Independence Day, here’s a recipe as American as apple pie.
What you need:
- Two fresh refrigerated pie crusts (Pillsbury is fine)
- 7 medium-large apples (Granny Smiths, perhaps)
- Half-stick butter, minced
- 2tsp Cinnamon, ground
- 1tsp Cardamom, ground
- 2Tblsp Sugar
- One lemon, juiced
- One egg
What to do:
- Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
- Carefully press one of the crusts into a greased pie dish.
- Peel the apples and cut them into 1/8 inch slices and place them in a large glass bowl.
- Immediately mix the apples with the cinnamon, sugar, cardamom and lemon juice and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Pour the apple mixture into the pie dish.
- Top the apples with the minced butter.
- Place the second crust on top of the pie. Cut off any excess and press down the edges. Crimp with a fork if you want to.
- With a pastry brush, brush the top crust with the lightly beaten egg.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
- Serve with ice cream, non-dairy whipped topping, or, if you’re awesome, good sharp American cheddar cheese.
Need a wine pairing? Try an off-dry sparkling wine like Moscato d’Asti, a demi-sec Vouvray, or this delicious wine from Hungary.