Do you ever see something, and think, god that’ so ME! I do, all the time actually. Like anything yellow or smiley. And now, I have another object to add to my list of “So me’s.” GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES. So me, right? I mean, if I was an apple, I would be a golden delicious, it’s really that simple.
Here’s a fun fact about yours truly, I’m a champion apple picker. If apple picking was a competitive sport, I would take home the gold medal. It’s a skill I was born with, and then further developed as a child, and continue practicing as an adult or whatever I am now. Apple picking is literally my favorite activity. Forget what I said about shucking corn.
It’s a fact of life that apples taste better when they come straight off the tree. And, it’s totally rewarding to PYO – pick your own. It’s not only fun, but its resume booster. Everyone has a life resume, and apple picking is a great extra-curricular, if I do say so myself. Plus, it makes the apple pie you bake that much better.
I love to make apple pie, not only because it’s delicious, but because it is incredibly easy. Hey, this Bite-Sized Blonde appreciates ease as much as any twenty something hormone driven guy. And lucky for you, my recipes are just that, easy.
Easy as Apple Pie
1 frozen pie-crust
6 Green Apples
1 cup of Sugar
1 cup of A/P Flour
1 3/4 sticks of Butter
Yes, I use pre-made piecrust. I promise you, no one will ever know the difference, except maybe Martha Stewart, and she’s probably not coming over for dessert anytime soon. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash and peel the apples.
Then, dice them into chunks, not too big and not too small. Coat the apples with a small amount of flour, about 1/8 of cup. This will help make sure the pie isn’t too wet. Then, place the apples in the piecrust. The piecrust should be totally full. Remember the apples will shrink during the baking process, so make sure you have enough in the pie!
To make the crumb topping, combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon. I love cinnamon so I use about a tablespoon, but feel free to adjust based on your taste. Cut the sticks of butter into small pieces. Make sure the butter is really cold before you add it to the flour, sugar and cinnamon. You can smush the pieces of butter into the flour mixture, or you can use a food processor. I prefer to use the food processor, but sometimes it’s fun to use your hands. The mixture will start to look like crumb topping, which is how you know it’s ready. Cover the pie with the topping and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for approximately 45 or until golden brown on top. The more apples you put in, the longer it will take to cook. Serve warm!