Apple Pie ala Foamheart

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by foamheart, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What did I do today?


    Friend brought over some of the most beautiful 'Honey Crisp' Apples I ever saw!

    Ingredients:

    4 or 5Granny Smith apples peeled & wedged
    1/2 cupbrown sugar
    1/2 cupsugar
    1/2 teaspooncinnamon
    1 capmaple extract
     eggwash
    1/4 teaspoonnutmeg
    2 tablespooncornstarch
    19 inch pie shell
     Preheat oven 400 Degrees

    Directions:


    Combine apples, cinn, sugar, maple extract, and spice.

    Place in pie crust top with crust. Paint with eggwash. Slit vents. dust with cinnamin and white sugar.

    Bake for approx 60 to 70 mins.

    Notes:

    You can also add raisins and/ or whole pecans also.If you have never tried, you diffinately need to try adding crumbled bacon too!!!! ZOMG!!

    I usually mix up my apples but this time I went all honey crisps, It has loads and loads of juice....LOL

    Pie crust, use your own or buy them, The last ten years of her life, my Mom bought 'em. She said no one even noticed a good pie crust anymore. I make my own and I bet you'd notice!

    Besides if you don't make your own, you don't get the scraps! Come on how many here had Moms that made these?If you were good while she was making the pies, and were very very lucky she'd have a whole cookie sheet full without a home.


    Its that time of year..... I am anxiously anticipating the pie pumpkins!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yumm!!y favorite! My wife makes a great apple pie! Hmmm, better go throw some hints around!
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My wife jars her own crust and it's fantastic! Kevin have you ever used schmaltz for fat in your crust? OMG, it's the best!
     
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL.... people get pretty strange about their pie crusts....

    I was talking with Disco and he told me if ya put butter in a pie crust its called cookies! LOL

    Case, no I have not. I use 1/2 butter for flavor and 1/2 lard for tender/flaky. I always bought Phillsbury until one day I thru necessity had to try making one and after that it was just a challange! LOL

    IMHO Crust really does make or break even the best pie filling. Its why we see Apple brown betty's out there...LOL J/K J/K

    You gonna get me in trouble.

    Edit

    I had to look it up, I have duck fat! but that stuff is like gold and I hord it!
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Give schmaltz a try, especially if you're making a pot pie of some sorts. If you want some really awesome oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies try schmaltz in place of the fat required, just saying!
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ah, Foam, you almost brought a tear to my eye. My mother rarely made pie but when she did she would cook the trimmings like that. Great looking pie but many thanks for the memory.

    Disco
     
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking pie Kevin!! And Case, I can't say I've ever tried chicken fat in pie crust. I just rendered some this evening so maybe I'll give it a whirl. I usually go with lard and butter. I must say, however, White Lily flour makes the best damn pie crust I've ever tasted. I didn't think the flour mattered until I tried White Lily.
     
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    And Disco, my mom did the same thing. She for some reason called them tootsie rolls. Good memory.
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll have to try it. I use that chicken fat in my tamales........ Thats some good stuff!
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I understand, we didn't get sweets much. I was amazed the first time I saw a layer cake at a church coverd dish supper. I had never seen one all stacked up like that! If Mom made one, it was on a cookie sheet. Pies were for the hoildays.

    And thank you, the pie was mighty tastee, but this time the crust was the star. I am patiently waiting till some day when I get a great pie and a great filling at the same time...LOL
     
  11. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your killing me! Great pie!
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Foam Great job on the pie I never thought of baking the ends. Did you egg was them?

    Thanks for sharing Richie
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    KEVIN !!!!!!! You're not just another pretty face.... Are you taken ???
     
  14. Foam

    It looks very good. I will take a large slice with ice cream please.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you thank you. You know, I would have not thought of a pie had I not been given the apples. BTW they are not local they are bought. I just never think  of a apple pie. And I don't know why cause this one is plain simple easy and over the top! Maybe it was the apples, more likely that crust!
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you sir, you know I bet it would be good to make some apple dumplins in the dutch oven by the fire ring........... You thing the kids and grand babies would like that?
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you

    You know, funny you say that, I meant to, to try it. I forgot and fell into old habits. Just lay the cut-offs on a cookie sheet and dust with cinnamin and sugar, or nutmey if ya don't like cinnamin.
    Thank ya kindly my friend. Naaawwww ...........
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you David, I apprecaite it.

    We had butter pecan and strawberry ice cream, the butter pecan was passable, but some french vanilla woulda been great.
     
  19. Ok make mine with french vanilla.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  20. I'll take mine with s scoop of ice cream......UPS red please!

    Steve
     

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