Apple Pie, Please!

Hey, everyone! Long time, no post! Sorry for such the long gap, but things have been pretty busy on this end; sister with new baby, holidays a coming, working like crazy. I can’t complain, though. Wouldn’t want any other life.

Now, here is a recipe for the best apple pie I have ever had, and this was my first attempt at making it all by my lonesome. This recipe I got from my dad. I pretty much guessed on some of the measurements for the apple pie filling. He just gave me a quick list of what’s in it, and it turned out great. The apple filling held perfectly. I was worried the filling would be too watery and ooze right out after slicing the pie. I suggest that everyone who is a food enthusiast to make apple pie filling from scratch. It’s so easy to make and so much tastier than canned or jarred pie filling.

My parents used to make this pie together. I remember while I was growing up I loved to watch them both work as a team in the kitchen, like a beautiful choreographed dance. Sometimes I’d catch my husband and I doing the same thing when he’s in the kitchen with me 🙂

I was a little worried that my first attempt would be a huge failure, but quite the opposite. It turned out better than I expected, maybe I had a kitchen angel watching over me as I baked…

Here is what you need:

Six large green apples or eight medium green apples
One raw pie crust
Juice of one lime
2 tblspns of brown sugar
2 tblspns of white sugar
2 tblspns of flour
1 tsp of cinnamon

For the apple pie crumble
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 tblspn of vanilla
1/2 bar of marzipan(or almond paste)
4 tblspns of melted butter

Preheat the oven to 400F


While the oven is preheating, peel and dice the green apples. Be sure to get all of the peel off the apple. Cut the apples into 1-1/2- to 2-inch sizes. Nothing is more satisfying than dicing a crisp, green apple.

Place the diced apples into a bowl and then squeeze in about 2 to 3 tblspns of lime juice.

Mix into the diced apples the 2 tblspns of brown sugar, 2 tblspns of white sugar, 2 tblspns of flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon…

Set the apples aside.

In a separate bowl pour in the 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 tsp of vanilla, melted butter and half a bar of marzipan…

For the marzipan, I just break off half of it and crumble it into small pieces with my fingers, or you can cut it up, your choice.

Now, for the fun part. With clean hands, get in there and start crumbling the ingredients together.

It should look like this…

This crumble tastes so good baked. It’s like little pieces of baked candy with every bite of pie!

Place the pie crust into a pie dish, pour in the apples and then add the crumbles right on top…

Bake this pie for 25 to 28 minutes. I suggest half way through placing foil on top of the pie to keep the crumble and the edge of the pie crust from burning.

It should look like this when it’s finished…

Just lovely! The topping is browned just right. This should also be an indicator to let you know it’s close to finished. You don’t want any burned spots. It ruins the taste completely.

My husband and I gobbled this pie down within a matter of days it was that good!

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