Happy Fall, Embarquers!
This season only seems to be only be about pumpkin (which, don’t get me wrong- I love it!); however, apples don’t get enough credit!
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend in the fall is to go to apple orchards. There are few things more beautiful than listening to the crunch on the fallen leaves beneath your boots, and feeling the cool, fresh, crisp fall air fill your lungs.
After a lovely afternoon, I came home with two large bags of Zestar and Honeycrisp apples and knew I had to put them to good use, so I consulted my mother on her favorite apple pie recipe, and we came up with this little gem. Hope you enjoy!
Dawn’s Swedish Apple Pie
- 1- 9″ pie pan
- 4 medium Zestar apples, peeled and sliced (enough to fill the pan 2/3 full)
- 2 Tbs Sugar, 1 tsp Cinnamon combined in a separate bowl
- 3/4 C melted butter
- 1 C Sugar
- 1 C Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 C Walnuts, chopped (optional)
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.) Grease pie pan with butter
3.) Clean, peel, chop your apples, and fill your pie pan with your apples
4.) Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the apples and set aside
5.) Beat the egg in a small bowl until fluffy
6.) In another bowl, combine the cup of sugar and melted butter. Add in the egg and mix
7.) Pour in the flour and nuts (optional), and mix thoroughly
8.) Take the dough mixture, place on top of the apples, and spread evenly with the back of your spoon to cover the apples.
9.) Sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake for 50-60 minutes… or until golden brown.
Scoop up some vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!