Tuesday, May 17, 2011

All-American Apple Pie

This traditional apple pie will be a big hit at your Memorial Day, July 4, or Labor Day meal. After all, what’s more “American” than apple pie? To stay with the red-white-and-blue theme, top pie slices with cherry ice cream and fresh blueberries,  with blueberry ice cream and fresh strawberries or raspberries, or with vanilla ice cream, raspberry syrup, and fresh blackberries.
All-American Apple Pie recipe
5 cups sliced apples
2 teaspoons lemon juice
½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup plain flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 frozen or fresh pie crusts
Directions: Place apple slices in a large bowl and drizzle with lemon juice. Toss to coat apples.
In another bowl, combine sugars, flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. Add to apples and mix, making sure each apple slice is covered with flour and sugar mixture. Turn apple filling into pie crust and drizzle with melted butter.
Top with second crust and seal edges. Cut three slits in top pie crust.
Bake pie for about 50 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve with cherry ice cream and top with blueberries.

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