Apple Pie


Wow,  does it smell good in my kitchen! This is why I love baking and making pies, especially apple. The smell of cinnamon kissed apples roasting under a crust of butter and shortening permeates the air with a delightful scent of the happiness of holidays and creates a mood of enjoyment and pleasure! When I have a business, I plan on having a sniffing tube all the way from the kitchen to beyond the front door: and that amazing smell will bring in  the people and they will  wonder where they can get that food that their nose is leading them toward! And they will believe, ” If it smells good, It must be good! “


400 degree oven

1 top and bottom pie shell ( 9inch) uncooked

  • 6-7 Granny Smith Apples ( peels removed, cored and cut in slices)
  • juice from a half of  lemon 
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar (castor)
  • 2 tablespoons of minute tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon of AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of cold butter, cut in pieces
  1. In a bowl place cut apple slices and add juice and mix good making sure all apples are covered.
  2. Add rest of ingredients and mix till blended
  3. Place in bottom of pie shell
  4. Cover with top crust, crimp edges and add slits for steam to escape
  5. Brush top of pie with egg wash (1egg and a little bit of milk)
  6. Sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar ( 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts sugar)
  7. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes till crust is golden brown and apples are done when pierced with a cake tester
  8. Enjoy!!


About piesandeyes

I am a Chef, a Baker, a foodie, I love pots and pans, bakeries, and especially pies! I love the smells of something baking in the oven and I could live just standing next to a stove.
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2 Responses to Apple Pie

  1. Ooo, that apple pie is looking seriously good and tasty there. The apples looked as though they’re bursting to come out of that tasty looking crust there. Exactly the kind of thing I want as winter nears it’s end!

    • piesandeyes says:

      I don’t blame you for wanting winter to end! I ate about half the pie myself when it was hot out of the oven!! Here’s hoping you have some sunny days coming up! Some times winter is too long!

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