I love love love pie. I love holidays that include pie. For Thanksgiving this year we spent the day with my husband’s family. I was asked to bring two pies. I chose to make apple pie, because I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without apple pie. My grandma made apple and pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving when I was growing up and I can still picture all of the pies laid out on her washer and dryer, ready to be devoured once dinner was over. Last year I found a great apple pie recipe and I don’t think I’ll ever use another one. As far as pie crust goes, I find it a major chore. I wanted to try a whole wheat crust, but decided to go with the masses and not enforce my eating habits on everyone during a holiday!
Golden Apple Pie
6 c sliced peeled Golden Delicious apples
3/4 c plus 2 T apple juice, divided
3/4 c organic cane sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp apple pie spice
2 T cornstarch
1/4 tsp pure vanilla
Combine apples, 3/4 c apple juice, sugar, cinnamon, and apple pie spice together in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and remaining apple juice; add to saucepan. Return to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir one minute or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
Fill prepared (uncooked) pie crust of your choice with apple mixture. Cover with another layer of crust and bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.
Eat while warm with some vanilla ice cream . . . but I didn’t need to tell you that, did I?
This is my favorite apple pie recipe. I love it hot, warm, cold, and every temperature in between. I could eat it for breakfast, and have been known to on more than one occasion! If you love pie like I do, make this one, or have someone make it for you. I might just have to make a few more to freeze for whenever this baby decides to make an appearance!