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In honor of <Strong>National Pie Day</strong>, I wanted to share this recipe. The two pies pictured are pies I made in October after I went apple picking.
My grandmother is no longer with us, but this is one of her famous pie recipes that I grew up eating - <strong>Magic Apple Pie</strong>. My mom, aunts and uncle all make this and I also make it. This is definitely a pie Ill be teaching my children (when I have some) how to make. Ive even ventured into making a healthier version (with splenda and apple sauce as a sub for the butter) which turned out pretty good the consistency was a little off with the swapped out ingredients but I enjoy baking and testing it out so Ill get it down pact. I love making these pies in the fall when the apples are fresh for picking but Ive also made these in the winter after purchasing a bag of apples at the market.
This is not your standard apple pie, this is a bottomless apple pie, but the top is similar to a pancake batter. You pour it over the apples and it forms a blanket (for the lack of a better term) over the top of the apples. The top gets nice and crunchy, and the crust that touches the apple has that nice soft consistency you get with a pancake or with a regular apple pie thats against the apples. So delicious! I agree the ingredients are a bit heavy and its a sweeter apple pie but it is best served warm with some vanilla bean ice cream and even a squirt of whipped cream. It really is addicting. You can cut back the sugar by a half cup if you want it less sweet I have tried it both ways and they are both perfectly fine.
<em>Now onto the recipe!
1 egg beaten
½ cup walnuts (these are optional if you have a nut allergy)
2 sticks butter - melted
1 cup flour
1 ¼ cup sugar (again you can cut this to 3/4c for the entire recipe)
2 tbsp Cinnamon (my grandmother has Cinnamon listed but Im gueestimating this is how much you would use. I just eyeball it honestly)
6-8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced (you basically want enough apples to fill the pie dish you are using, sometimes I dont have enough so I peel an extra or I end up just eating what I have leftover)
1) After your apples are peeled, cored and sliced place them into a pan sprayed with Pam. Sprinkle the apples with ¼ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, toss so all are coated.
2) Combined flour, remaining sugar, cinnamon, beaten egg and melted butter in bowl and stir (do not use an electric mixer!). Once the contents are just about all combined add in your walnuts. I find its a lot easier to add the walnuts last or it makes it tougher to combine the mixture.
3) Pour the batter mixture over the apple. Dont worry if it looks a little thin in some areas, the batter will puff up a little bit when it bakes.
4) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes (time may vary based on your elevation level) or until completely golden brown and a knife can be inserted into it and not come out gooey.
- I find when I bake more than one pie at a time; I end up having to bake it for longer.</em>
These pies freeze well if you wrap them up and put them in a freezer. Once you defrost them, you can put them back into the oven to crisp up a little further.
<strong><em>Do you enjoy homemade apple pie?
Would you make this at home?</em></strong>
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