I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Monday, August 31, 2009

Apple Pie

We had a crazy busy weekend! I had to make an apple pie to bring to a dinner party on Friday. I usually make my own crust, but I was so short on time. I just asked myself "What would Martha do?". Well, I think she would run out and buy Pillsbury pie crust. Of course, she could just buy a whole pie, but that would so not be Martha!! It turned out just fine and I don't think anyone noticed the difference.

Here is my favorite apple pie recipe:

1 box of Pillsbury pie crust (I let it sit on the counter and warm up a little so that it doesn't crack or fall apart from being too cold).

8 Large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 Tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1. Unroll one pie crust and place in a 9" glass pie dish
2. Mix all ingredients together and dump in pie dish
3. Unroll second pie crust, place on top and crimp edges; poke a few holes in the top (if you want to get really crazy you can cut out little designs; Martha would approve!).
4. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes
5. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 50 minutes

Whenever I bake a pie I always put the pie on a baking sheet before putting it in the oven so that it doesn't make a mess (I really hate to clean and I don't want to have to break out the Easy-off oven cleaner!)



Thanks for the recipe but I will stick to the frozen one. Looks nice!! Fun post. Please check out my new Fruity Tooty Sweet Treats card on today's post if you have time!! Barb

EntertainingMom said...

Must be fall! You are the second to blog about apple pie! Nothing says fall or comfort like apple pie. We bake them a lot here too. Always use those crusts. They are divine!

Suburban Princess said...

I always use the frozen pie shells and everyone loves them! They never know the difference! I used to make my own but one time I just didnt have the time and bought one and everyone raved about it so much I decided I wouldnt bother making them again!

I'm So Pretty said...

frozen pie shells are definitely the way to go!

Jenny said...

way to ring in the fall season -- the apple pie is very appropriate :)

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