Apple Pie the Gray Way

Apple Pie is another one of those fall desserts we all love.

I had my Grandma Marshall's Apple Pie Recipe and my Aunt Daisy Marshall's Apple Pie recipe so I took them and sort of put them together and came up with this Kelly Gray Apple Pie recipe and I've been making it for years.

It's very simple, nothing fancy but when you have something as good as apples, cinnamon and sugar who needs fancy?

I shred my apples, that's the way my family likes it, but you can slice the apples real thinly if you like that better.

This is Lucas' favorite pie and what he asks for on his birthday.

So let's get started.

You're going to need:

6 Granny Smith Apples or any good tart apple
2 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp. butter, (I always use real butter, sweet cream, salted real butter)
3 Tbsp. cream or half and half will do

Peel and shred or slice the apples and put them in a bowl

Next, Mix the flour, sugars, salt,  and cinnamon together and sprinkle it over the apples, toss until the apples are well coated.

Pour into a pastry lined pie plate.

Place the 2 tablespoons of butter, that has been sliced or cut into several different pieces on top of the apples .

Pour the 3 Tbsp of cream over the top of the butter and apples, if you want to add a little extra cream I won't tell.

You will need to prepare the bottom crust to receive the top crust, to do that, get a little bowl of water and with a pastry  brush, lightly brush water around the rim of the bottom crust, (to be honest, I use my finger but that doesn't sound  good  to say, so you all use a pastry brush)

After you've done that quickly place the top crust over bottom crust and lightly press them together.

Run a butter knife around the rim of the pie plate to remove excess crust and then crimp the sides.

With a sharp knife, put three slits down the center of the crust to allow steam to escape.

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and bake for 45 minutes or until the pie is done.

Oh, when you are making out the shopping list for this recipe don't forget to write down ice cream, vanilla ice cream to be exact.

And the picture of the shredded apples is not mine, I didn't take it but it is the way I do it, so I'm glad I found it.

Enjoy the fall ya' all!!




Comments

  1. My mom's version of apple pie was similiar--shredded apples & all the other ingredients listed except cream---but also without the top crust. People always asked her to bring apple pie to family or church dinners. Vanilla ice cream was the rule, too!

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