Flat Apple Pie

Flat Apple Pie

If you don’t know by now, I love pies!  Actually Paul and I both love pies.  One of our many favorites is an All American Southern Apple Pie.  You know the kind…  The one with a flaky crust on both the bottom and top and the filling is apples, cinnamon, sugar, a pinch of nutmeg and little pats of butter throughout.  I like to use a mixture of sweet and tart apples, depending on the kind of fresh apples I can find.  Probably my favorite combination is half and half granny smith and either honeycrisp, golden delicious, braeburn…  gosh, there’s so many.  I typically just add a tart apple with a sweet apple to get that sweet and tangy bite.

As for a traditional round pie, I do many of them.  However, I prefer to make my apple pie in a 9×13 pan because it’s just easier to eat, in my humble opinion.  Apples are going to shrink no matter that I use and it seems like when I cut into a round apple pie, there’s this big air gap between the shrunken apples and the top crust.  So, one day I just took it upon myself to not deal with that and made the same recipe into a 9×13 pan and it’s my new favorite way!

For the crust, I use my Mom’s famous Pie Crust recipe.  This recipe makes enough for both the bottom and top of a 9×13 pan.  It’s an old recipe that’s easy and you can make it up to 5 days ahead of time.  Anytime I can do things in advance, that’s a plus for my tight schedule these days.  I also use for it my Chicken Pot Pie.  Check out that recipe too!  It’s Southern Goodness!

As for other pie recipes that I have posted, check out: Pecan Pie, Old Fashion Pumpkin Pie and Fudge Pie.  More to come!

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Pie Crust

For my Mother’s famous pie crust recipe, click on the link.  This recipe makes enough for the bottom and top of a 9×13 pan.  Cut the dough in half.

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Roll out one half of the dough and roll out to fit in the bottom of a 9×13 pan.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, it’s a home made pie!  Imperfections are proof that it was made in your own kitchen!  Take one end of the dough and place on the rolling pin and gently roll all of the dough onto that rolling pin for easy transportation to the 9×13 pan.

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Gently unroll the pie crust into the 9×13 pan.

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Now you can use your fingers and make it fit in the pan better.  If it comes up the sides a bit, that’s OK.  I do try to make sure the bottom of the pan is covered so the sticky cinnamon sugar doesn’t stick to the bottom and burn.

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Cut the apples in half then cut each half into 4 wedges.  If you want to peel them, you certainly can, but I really like the peel and I leave them on.  Plus it’s a time saver.  Once you’ve cut the apples into wedges, cut off the seeded edge and dice into 1/2″ – 3/4″ pieces.

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Put the apples in a very large bowl and squeeze half a lemon over all.  Toss to coat.  This does two things, it prevents the apples from turning brown and it gives the pie a tartness that I like.

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In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Pour the sugar mixture over the apples and toss to coat.

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Spread the apples over the bottom crust in the 9×13 pan and dot with butter.

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Roll out the other half of the dough to fit over the apples.  Take one end of the dough and roll onto the rolling pin and then roll the rest for easy transportation to the pan.

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Unroll the pie crust over the apples.  Again, it doesn’t need to be perfect!  Mine sure isn’t!  Pierce the top dough with a fork to create vent holes for the steam to escape.  Brush the melted butter over the crust.

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In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.

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Sprinkle over the buttered crust.

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Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and you can see the filling bubbling around the edges.

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And there you have it!

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Ala Mode style!

Flat Apple Pie

What is your favorite pie?  Key Lime?  Lemon Meringue?  Two more of our favorites coming soon!

UPDATE!  I have now posted the Key Lime Pie and Lemon Meringue Pies!

Key Lime Pie   Lemon Meringue Pie

Here’s a few other pies you may enjoy.  There’s Fudge Pie, Pecan Pie and Old Fashion Pumpkin Pie!  Click (or double-click) the image for the recipe!

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And More Pies to come!

Flat Apple Pie

Hope you enjoy this Flat Apple Pie!

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Here’s the printer friendly recipe.

Flat Apple Pie

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 15 servings

Flat Apple Pie

I like to use a mixture of sweet and tart apples, depending on what kind of fresh apples I can find. Probably my favorite combination is half granny smith and half honeycrisp or golden delicious.

Ingredients

  • pie crust for top and bottom (see note below for pie crust recipe)
  • 8 c. apples, chopped into 1/2"-3/4" pieces (half granny smith and half honeycrisp)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, sliced thinly for dotting on top of the apples
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted for brushing over the top crust
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut dough in half and roll one piece for the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, squeeze the 1/2 lemon over the apples and toss.
  5. Pour the sugar mixture over the apples and toss until the apples are well coated.
  6. Spread over crust and dot with butter.
  7. Roll other half of the dough for the top of the pie and lay over the apples.
  8. Using a fork, pierce the dough several times to create vent holes for the steam to escape and brush top with melted butter.
  9. In a small bowl mix together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the dough.
  10. Bake for 55-60 minutes in preheated 375 degree oven, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly around the edges.

Notes

For my Mother's famous pie crust recipe, go to: sweetteawithlemon.com/pie-crust

http://sweetteawithlemon.com/flat-apple-pie/

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