Cobalt and I picked apples today for the first time in a week! We were disappointed that we had caused many to become so compost-worthy (I usually try to pick them no later than every 2 days). But then were thankful that our compost pile is so happy. Regardless, we still found nearly 10 pounds of apples to make pies and sauce and to give away!
Since I had in mind to make Apple Pie, I knew I’d need to peel the emerald spheres. So I clicked PLAY on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (a nice, long movie!) and began processing the apples…
Once the apples were peeled, assembling the pie was a cinche. It took maybe 30 minutes to put together (with waiting for the crust to cool in the fridge) and then 30 minutes to bake. By the time it was emitting spicy, sweet perfume in the air, the movie was over :)
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour (can sub up to 1 cup with wheat flour)
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 cups peeled & wedged apples
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, not packed
- 2 TBS ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- (optional) 1/2 stick butter, cubed
- Whisk flour and salt.
- Combine milk and oil together in a measuring cup. Do not stir.
- Pour liquid ingredients into flour, stirring well.
- Shape into 2 balls, wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate 15+ minutes.
- When ready, roll out crusts on a floured surface.
- Lightly grease a 9x9 pie pan.
- Roll out one crust into the shape of your dish. Place in the bottom of pan.
- Pour apples into crust. Sprinkle sugar, cinnamon and ginger on top.
- If desired, distribute cubes of butter around apples (I didn't do this and it tasted great!).
- Roll out other crust and place gently on top of apples, pressing down the edges.
- If desired, sprinkle with 2 TBS granulated sugar.
- Bake pie at 350F for 30-45 minutes until fruit is bubbly and crust is golden brown and crunchy to the touch!