Your favorite Apple Pie
Although Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for Pumpkin and Pecan pies.. my family requested an Apple Pie! Do any of you have any suggestions for a great Apple Pie recipe? I plan on making it tomorrow or early Thursday! Thank you, and have a great Thanksgiving :) Remember.. chew 12 times before swallowing..
My Grandma would make a regular apple pie and then drizzle a good vanilla over the top before putting on the top crust. It really makes it stand out from other apple pies.
I love this pie. It is extremely rich and a bit sweet, but just wonderful. The crumble top adds a great taste and texture to it (you get both a pie and a crisp all in one). My Step-dad will not let me in the door at holiday time unless I have one of these in hand.
SOUR CREAM-APPLE PIE
5 tart apples, peeled and sliced (I prefer Granny Smith)
1 cup golden raisins
2 T minced candied ginger
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 t. cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla
1/3 cup butter
3 T. toasted chopped walnuts
1 unbaked pie crust
- toss apples, raises and ginger together. Arrange in pie crust
- combine sour cream, 1/3 cup brown sugar, white sugar, 3 T. flour, cinnamon, egg and vanilla
- pour mixture over apples
- bake at 400 for 25 minutes
- combine butter, 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar and walnuts
- cover top of pie with this mixture
- reduce oven to 350 and bake 45-55 minutes
The Cook's Illustrated Family Cookbook has a fantastic apple pie recipe. I make it all the time and my husband insists that it be made every Thanksgiving . . . I'm making that and their pumpkin and pecan pies too (also very very solid) this afternoon, in fact.