Sunday, May 10, 2009

Don's Apple Pie

Today is mother's day. As a treat for my special day I made an apple pie. My husband, Don, loves apple pie, and that's what he wants each year for his birthday. I tried several recipes the first few years after we got married, and none of them were really what I wanted in a pie (this one was too runny; that one wasn't apple-y enough; this one didn't have enough spice). I finally made up my own, my husband being a most enthusiastic taste-tester.

This recipe is one of the few in my book that lists a brand-name product in the ingredient list. I can make my own pie crust, but the Pillsbury pie crust is an excellent substitution as far as taste and texture goes (which I can't say for the other Pillsbury products). The results are consistent, and it is very easy to use. So I do.

Don's Apple Pie

1 13.8 oz package Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, softened according to package directions
6 medium apples, about 2 1/4 lbs. (I like half Gala, half Granny Smith)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon coarse (Kosher) salt

1. Adjust oven racks to the two lowest positions; heat oven to 425 deg.

2. Prepare the pie plate as directed on the pie crust package for a 2-crust filled pie.

3. Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples. In a large bowl, combine the apples and the remaining ingredients; mix well and spoon into prepared crust. Top with the second pie crust, and tuck and crimp the edges. Use a sharp knife to make 6 cuts in the top to let steam escape.

4. Place the pie on the top-most rack and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and apples are crisp-tender. Cover the pie with foil during cooking if the top gets too brown. Cool and it let rest at room temperature for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Makes 8-10 servings

Apple Pie on Foodista


  1. Oh my! This looks absolutely delicious! I'm excited to learn a thing or two from you.

  2. I like pie crust short cuts(crusts)..and always have our pastry shops frozen dough in the freezer for last minute..better than my all over the kitchen mess crusts.
    You have a lovely blog! I'll be back~The photos are delicious!

  3. This looks like an apple pie I would devour! I'm gonna try this recipe and hope mine comes out looking as good as yours..fingers crossed! I hope you wouldn't mind having Foodista readers directed to your blog. It's easy, just add your choice of widget and you're all set!

  4. Desmone007, definitely let me know how the pie goes if you give it a try. And thanks for the tip about the Foodista widget, it was very helpful :)

  5. Sure thing, Tiffiny! Glad it was helpful.

  6. Oh my. Your apple pie looks so nice. I've never had apple pie before but pictures of it just leave me salivating. So I attempted to make one just to have a taste! :) Didn't turn out too well but will be trying again.


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