a few years ago when i decided i wanted to learn how to cook, i started by going over my aunt’s house for lessons. she taught me how to cook lebanese dishes and how to really measure. we don’t use measuring cups…we just guestimate. and everytime i went over i would bring an apple pie. it was the only thing i knew how to make and my uncle was a big fan. so with all the apples i picked i promised him that i would make him an apple pie. this recipe couldn’t be easier.
6 golden delicious apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
1/4 c flour
1 tbs cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 package of refrigerated pie crust
nonstick cooking spray
preheat the oven to 425 degrees. spray a 9-inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray and then lay 1 pie crust against the bottom and sides of the pan. in a very large bowl combine the apples, 3/4 tbs cinnamon, 1 c and 2 tbs sugar, and salt and then pour into the pie pan. cover with the other crust and press the bottom crust over the top to make a seal. spray the pie with nonstick cooking spray and then sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar over the pie. cover the edges of the pie with aluminum foil and cook for 25 minutes. then remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes. let cool then serve.
- you spray the pie with nonstick cooking spray to make it brown. you could also brush it with egg wash. an egg wash is when you whisk an egg with a tablespoon of water. the protein from the egg allows the crust to brown. the same is true from the spray. essentially the spray is a fat and those fats also brown the crust.
- if you don’t cover the edges of your pie the edges will brown before the rest of the pie is done.
- salt in a sweet dish…is that a typo? no it’s not. you add salt to sweet dishes to enhance the flavors. it won’t taste salty, it will just taste better.
- email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions you have.