Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fall Seasons in August

For the past 3 days the weather outside has felt much like the Fall season. The chill in the air, the gray overcast. Both have given me the urge to curl up in front of the fire with a good book, all the while smelling the sweetness in the air of an apple pie baking in the oven. So yesterday I went out and bought a few pounds of apples and began to bake. There is just something about apples and the Fall, they go perfectly together. Bringing back memories of excitement while you wait for the first day of school.
We celebrated my success in apple pie baking with a few friends and some good laughs.
Here is the recipe so you can share the apples as well.

Apple Pie Filling
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
Freshly ground nutmeg, to taste
6 medium apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 lemon, zested and juiced

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. In another bowl, sprinkle apples with the juice of 1 lemon and toss. Stir in the sugar mixture to evenly coat the apples.

Mound the apple and sugar mixture into the pie pan lined with dough. Then cover the top with more dough.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake pie for 45 minutes. Let rest 20 minutes before slicing.


RenderingRisch said...

you need to come visit and make me a pie. that looks and sounds delish. loving you!

Natali said...

Oh this sounds so good, I can't wait until this Saturday's Farmers Market so I can get some apples! I made a peach cobbler last week, and the smell...aahhhhhh :-)

btw, I'm givin' you some deserved link love! :-)