Thursday, October 22, 2009

Laura McCown's Deep Dish Apple Pie

Clara asked if I had a good apple pie recipe and she is in luck!  I do! I found this recipe in the Huntsville Heritage Cookbook that my grandmother gave me years ago.  I have found the best pie and biscuit recipes in this book.  This apple pie recipe is the quickest, easiest and yummiest pie I have ever had.  You will not be disappointed!

Slice 4-5 apples into a deep pie pan.  Sprinkle with 2/3 cup of brown sugar; dot with butter.  Sprinkle with nutmeg (I don't own any so I do cinnamon); add 4 tblspoons of water.  Make patties of 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup flour.  Cover top of pie with patties.  Bake 35 mins at 375 degrees.

I have noticed that if you use "fresh picked" apples, you don't always need as much water.  I have never NOT used the 4 tblspoons of water, but it has been a little too "watery" at times.... so maybe it just depends on the apple type.  We tend to pick a lot of fuji apples and I cook with them.



Jim said...

This was always a favorite of mine when I use to cook desserts....ha! Do you remember it hot with ice cream?

Kristin said...

I made this recipe last year and it was GOOD! I have a lot of apple "seconds" right now and I plan to use some to (among other things) make a pie or two!