It’s Sunday food-fun-day with Hetty, and what’s cooking today? Apple pie!I love baking on Sundays. Always fun, always smells good and a perfect end to a nice weekend.
As you might know, I’ve had my fair share of struggles with pie-dough, and the struggle is far from over. But today I used a fresh pie dough that I bought at the grocery store. I put my pie-dough struggle on hold and decided that I really wanted to bake a pie today and I realized that today was not the day to pick a fight with the pie-dough so I used the one I bought at the grocery store the other day. I had a recipe for a filling that I decided to try. This was so easy, almost too easy, but the result was great. This will not stop me from keep trying to make the perfect pie dough, but it sure will make me have a store bought pie dough as a back-up if I mess up completely. At least in some cases like for Thanksgiving and Christmas or special occations, I will have a backup dough in the fridge just in case.
I love baking on Sundays, the weather is cold, rainy with a hint of wind and the whole house smells like Apple pie, can it be any better? just wondering. ( I guess it would be better if the dough was homemade though, but still.) Today’s filling was apples, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla cream. Nothing more, nothing less.
For dinner today my mom made meatballs that she’s going to put in the freezer. But I’m using some of them for dinner today. I’m simply boiling some potatoes, making a gravy and stewed vegetables. Easy and tasty. My mom knows how to cook, she’s the best home cook in our family for sure. Her cooking is the best I’ve ever tasted and I spent 3 weeks in Tuscany one summer, still my mom’s cooking is the best. I love it when we cook together, cooking and preparing a meal with family is everything.
Apple pie filling;
3 Red apples or Granny Smith apples
2-3 TBS Sugar
2 TBS Cinnamon
0.6 oz. Vanilla cream
1 TBS Sugar and 1 TBS cinnamon for sprinkling
1 Egg ( brush the pie dough to get a golden brown color)
- Follow the instructions on how to cook the pie dough written on the label. If you need to pre-cook the dough then do so. When the pie is ready for filling;
- Peel and clean out the center of the apples. ( I used a core remover.) Slice up the apples and add them to a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and the cinnamon and mix it well together.
- Spread the apples evenly around the pie, then add a layer of vanilla cream before cover the top with braided pie dough or simple stripes. (whatever you prefer.) Brush the crust and the cover with whisked egg. Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon on top before putting it into the oven.
- Let it cook in the oven for about 30 minutes on 400 degrees.
You can easily serve this up with some whipped cream or ice cream on the side. I really loved the result for this pie and I will for sure be making it again. ( with a homemade dough or the one I buy in the grocery store.)