Recipe by The_Swedish_Chef
Up until I made THIS apple pie, I had hated apple pies my entire life! It didn't matter if I bought them or made them; it didn't matter if they were Dutch or Crumb-crust or plain crust...I couldn't get past the overly sweet/cinnamony insipidness of the filling. However, things have now changed, forever. A friend begged me to make them an apple pie, and I found this recipe on a website where it had garnered 1,617 five star reviews! I read over 40 of the reviews and the version of the pie recipe that I'm posting is based on THEIR tweaking it. The original pie had too many calories for some and no seasonings: suggestions included cutting the syrup in 1/2, adding vanilla and some spices. It also included several helpful hints on adding the buttery caramel syrup. Please do yourself a favour: whether you adore apple pie or have always avoided it as I have, MAKE THIS PIE!!!! If you want to make it with the original recipe, here is the link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Apple-Pie-by-Grandma-Ople/Detail.aspx?src=etaf. My many thanks and appreciation to the original poster, Moshamama.
Top Review by litldarlin
I made 2 of these apple pies for a wedding at our church. One of the young couples got married on friday so everyone from church brought in their homemade food/desserts to help cut the cost of their wedding. I had so many people asking me for this recipe, that I had to promise to send them the recipe either by email or bring it in to church this sunday. Needless to say this Apple pie and your Angel food cake--deluxe x330370 was a big hit. Thanks for posting these wonderful recipes. Made for Spring PAC 2009
- 1 pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup apple cider (apple juice or water)
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon allspice or 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 6 cups peeled cored sliced tart apples (Cortland or Granny Smith)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Process the apple slices.
- Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven. Stir in cornstarch to form a paste.
- Add the apple juice, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce temperature and let simmer. When very bubbly and slightly thickened, remove from heat and add the vanilla and spices. Dump the apple slices into the syrup and stir thoroughly to coat.
- Place the bottom crust in your pan.
- Fill with apples, mounded slightly and packed well.
- Gently spoon the caramel-coated apples, minus the syrup, into the crust. Then pour most of the syrup evenly over the apples, reserving enough to brush over the top crust.
- Cover with a lattice work of crust. Pour or brush the sugar and butter liquid over the crust.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350°F (175°C).
- Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft and crust is a light golden brown.