Food & Wine Thursdays: An Apple Pie Recipe

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:

  1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
  2. Carefully press one of the crusts into a greased pie dish.
  3. Peel the apples and cut them into 1/8 inch slices and place them in a large glass bowl.
  4. Immediately mix the apples with the cinnamon, sugar, cardamom and lemon juice and let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour the apple mixture into the pie dish.
  6. Top the apples with the minced butter.
  7. 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.
  8. With a pastry brush, brush the top crust with the lightly beaten egg.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  10. 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.

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About David D.

I'm a wine professional. Like a real one who makes most of his living in wine and have for most of my adult life. I also write, but you can see that.
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2 Responses to Food & Wine Thursdays: An Apple Pie Recipe

  1. LFFL says:

    I always love me a good apple pie!

  2. Pingback: Apple Pie Recipe to Die For...

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