Sunday, January 1, 2012
Amish Apple Pie
6 cups apples - peeled and sliced (I use MacIntosh)
3/4 cup sugar/splenda/other sugar substitute
1/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (added by me)
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (added by me)
3 tablespoons water
1 9" unbaked pie shell (I use deep dish)
There's the original recipe and the one that I have fixed over the years to make it easier to make 2 pies at once. So double this for making the two pies. Here we go:
Add peeled and sliced apples to large bowl, add all ingredients into bowl and mix up with large spoon (non-metal). Pour mixture into deep dish pie shells.
Bake at 350 degrees F - for 1 hour.
Either cover with a top crust or use this variation for a dutch apple pie...which is my usual one.
Crumb topping -
Do all of the above and pour into pie shell.
For crumb topping you will need:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup all purpose unbleached flour
mix all ingredients together until you have it crumbly and then sprinkle over apple mixture.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel and 1/4 cup quick cooking tapioca.
In place of 1 cup apples use 1 cup cranberries.