As Fall approaches I get so excited for all the good food that will be on the table for Thanksgiving. My favorite of all is yummy apple pie!!
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Yummy Apple Pie
It’s getting close to Thanksgiving and I can almost smell the cinnamon and nutmeg coming from the yummy apple pie baking in the oven. Oh wow just writing this is making me hungry!! Apple pie is my favorite kind of pie and I love making it from scratch!! It tastes so much better than any store-bought kind. I have tried many different recipes and finally, after a couple of different tries, I came up with my own recipe. I also have an amazing pie crust recipe that you can use to put your yummy apple pie filling in.
This yummy apple pie recipe is so good and I only make it once a year. I make two pies each year since my family eats it up quick!! I have to make sure I claim at least two pieces of the apple pie or it will be gone.
“As easy as Pie”
The pie filling always takes a while to make but it is so worth it when you take your first bite. I have tried canned pie filling and well it just doesn’t taste the same as fresh apples. It is also full of ingredients that I would rather not eat. We have a local farmer who always has local apples for us to buy in November. I will go there and pick up some fresh apples.
Apple pie filling is really not that hard. It just takes a lot of time to peel and cut the apples. If you want to save time my Mother-in-law uses a handy apple peeler and corer so she doesn’t have to do it by hand. However, I prefer to do it myself. I turn on some music and the time flies as I peel apples. The filling is the first thing I do so it can be cooking while I make the crust.
Yummy Apple Pie Filling Recipe
The first thing you need to do is peel about 20 apples and then slice them. Melt the butter in a pan and add the spices and sugar and salt. Using a whisk, stir until it is dissolved. Then add the apples and water. Cook over medium heat until the apples are slightly softened.
Mix together flour and water in a shaker. Add this to the apple mixture to help thicken it up. Continue to cook until the apples are soft but not mushy and filling is thickened. Let it cool. You can add more flour to thicken if it needs it. You can also play around with the spices to your taste, either add more or less. Add your yummy apple pie filling to your pie pan with the crust in it. Add a top pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Real Food Apple Pie Filling
If you can’t eat processed sugar like me then I just replaced the white and brown sugar with honey. I tried doing this the other day and it tasted just as good without the sugar in it. I added only a 1/2 cup of honey instead of the sugar and it turned out just the same if not better!!!
Yummy Apple Pie Filling
- 1/4 C.+ 2 Tbs. Water
- 1/2 C. Sugar*
- 1/2 C. Brown sugar*
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 12-15 Apples (you can do more or less depending on how full you want your pie)
- 4 Tbs Water
- 1 Tbs Flour
- Add water and spices and sugar to a pan.
- Using a whisk, stir until it is dissolved.
- Add the apples and water.
- Cook over medium heat until the apples are slightly softened.
- Mix together flour and water in a shaker.
- Add this to the apple mixture to help thicken it up.
- You can make and add more thickener as needed.
- Continue to cook until the apples are soft but not mushy and filling is thickened.
- Let it cool.
- Put your pie crust in pan.
- Add the apple pie filling
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
- The filling should be bubbling.
- *Real Food Substitute= 1/2 cup of honey for both the sugar and brown sugar.
Have fun making your next yummy apple pie this Thanksgiving.
Here is a link to the perfect pie crust for your apple pie filling.
Do you want to try a different pie this Thanksgiving? How about Huckleberry pie?