Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Apple Wrapper Pie
What do I do with all these apples?
So we went apple picking last weekend and bought a ton of giant apples. These apples are straight from the tree so they won't last long. It would have been such a waste if they went bad and I had already lost one.
I decided to do something I hadn't done in a very long time. Did I go to Pinterest for an apple pie recipe? Nope. I pulled out...wait for it...a cookbook! Remember those?
It felt like such a throwback today. I flipped through my Betty Crocker Cookbook. Some of the pages stick together because of all of the ingredients that have literally graced the pages of this big, red book.
I peeled the apples in long strips. My mom used to do the same thing. We called them "tickets." Tickets to where, who knew? We just called them tickets that we could eat. And that's what I told Lola, too. I used old mixing bowls and baking sheets that are ugly with so much use. But faithful, none the less.
My Betty Crocker Cookbook is my most favorite cookbook ever. It never lets me down and has the best, most basic recipes that always turn out well.
I found a recipe for apple pie but right next to it was a recipe called the Apple Wrapper Pie. It was like apple pie for dummies. I like to call it an Apple Torte
Let me just confess that I am afraid of pie crust. I haven't attempted it, nor do I want to. I buy the rolled up dough and spread it out in the pie pan or, in this case, the baking sheet.
So let me share with you what I created with the help of Miss Betty Crocker and her big, red book.
Betty Crocker Apple Wrapper Pie:
The BIG RED Cookbook from Betty Crocker, page 123
Pie Crust - (make your own or buy it like me)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (4 medium) - (I used sweet Red Delicious apples that tasted like Gala apples.)
1 tablespoon of butter or stick margarine
Granulated sugar, if desired
(I added cinnamon.)
You can find the exact baking instructions here. But I'm going to break it down how I did it.
1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and apples together.
3. Spread pie crust flat on baking sheet.
4. Pour the apple mixture in the middle leaving about an inch of space to the edge.
5. Fold up all the sides of the pie crust dough around the apple mixture.
6. Top with chunks of butter and granulated sugar.
7. Bake 30 minutes, brush crust with a little melted butter and bake another 5 minutes.
This recipe was so easy to put together. And no pie pan needed! Just a well used, well loved baking sheet. And, don't tell anyone, but this apple torte tasted better than regular apple pie, too. It lasted four hours.