How is it possible that we have never posted apple pie on our blog? Crazy! Well, we made two apple pies for the big, sad, tragic Super Bowl game and also to celebrate Donald’s 50th birthday.
While they tasted delicious, they weren’t so great to look at. Oh well! You win some, you lose some. Much like the Broncos! 😉
We have made our own crust before and it tastes great, but really, most often we use the Pillsbury pre-made pie crusts. I like the name brand better than the generic brand, it is worth the extra $1.00 to buy the name brand in this case. If you make your own crust – good for you. If you buy the pre-made crust, just leave the box out on the counter while preparing the apples and then unroll the first crust and form into your favorite pie plate. Fill with your favorite pie filling- in this case, apples! Once you have filled the bottom crust, place the top crust over the apples and fold or trim the edges while crimping the two crusts together. Cut a few slits in the top and you are good to go!
Our pie plate is pretty deep, so this recipe may be a bit much if you are using a pie plate that isn’t quite as deep.
Apple Pie Filling
8 cups of peeled and sliced apples. We normally use Granny Smith.
1/2 cup white sugar
2 T tapioca pearls
1 heaping tsp. of cinnamon
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
1 T butter, to dot over the top of apples, before placing top crust
We normally sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar over the top of the top crust just to make it look pretty.
Bake at 375* for about 50 minutes.
We cover the edge of the pie plate with an edge protector, to keep the edges from getting too brown. If you don’t have one, cover the edges with aluminum foil.