The Apple Tree

Remember a little while back I blogged about our apple tree? Here’s the link if you want to see a photo of the apple tree then. Lately, we’ve been harvesting apples like crazy. Though we realize we are going to have to do some serious pruning to the tree this winter, it still yielded some delicious and beautiful fruit.

In honor of our apples, I made our first apple pie using a recipe (with a few alterations) from allrecipes.com (such a wonderful recipe website!!) Click here to go to the page on the allrecipe site or just follow this recipe from Amy:

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Fuji apples, cored and sliced (I only used 4 medium apples and I boiled them for 20 minutes)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. To Make Crust: In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, oil, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and salt until evenly blended. Pat mixture into a 9 inch pie pan, spreading the dough evenly over the bottom and up sides. Crimp edges of the dough around the perimeter.
  3. To Make Filling: Mix together 3/4 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples and toss to coat. Spread evenly in unbaked pie shell.
  4. To Make Topping: Using a pastry cutter, mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and butter until evenly distributed and crumbly in texture. Sprinkle over apples.
  5. Put pie in the oven on a cookie sheet to catch the juices that may spill over. Bake 45 minutes. (I cooked this for an hour.)

And here is the lovely concoction:

This was easy to make – no rolling out pie crust – and it was very tasty. The crust was very flaky and tasty. WARNING!! This is a rich dessert…only one piece was all we could handle at a time!!

The coolest thing?  These apples came from our land. They had no pesticides and were taken care of and watched over since they were just little blooms and had dreams of growing up and becoming a big red apple. How very lovely!

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4 thoughts on “The Apple Tree

  1. What a blessing to be able to bake with fruit from your own yard!! You know where it’s been and what is has been exposed to – love that!! 🙂

    Pie looks yummy…I’ll have to try that tasty recipe. Only addition?? Maybe apple pie a la mode!! 🙂

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