Friday, November 26, 2010

Lollipops: The apple pie

For the first time in my life, I attempted to make a pie from scratch. Here is the recipe that my mother and I followed:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 7 cups thinly sliced pared apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 egg white
  • Additional sugar
In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and spices; set aside. 
In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. 
Add sugar mixture; toss well to coat. 
Line a 9-in. pie pan with half the pastry. 
Place apple filling into crust; dot with butter. 
Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. 
Cut a few slits in top. beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. 
Sprinkle sugar on top. 
Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes. Increase temperature to 400 degrees F and bake 10-15 minutes more or until golden. 

Our pie turned out pretty well, and I will now share a few photos of the process:

Wash apples
Paring dozens of apples (while watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade):
 This is seven cups of apple
 Lemon juice and spices
 All of the ingredients
 Pre-baking and pre-crust
 A "G" for Ginger

 Final products

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