Allison is a stay at home mom of 3 kiddos under 4. Isabella is 3 and her twins Mark and Molly are 19 months old. She loves staying at home with her kids and love most of the time we spend together. Like most moms, she sometimes feels like her kids can drive her crazy with their antics and challenging behavior though! Allison uses my blog to make people laugh at her life and provide her with some free therapy. If your kids have the ability to make you want to laugh and cry at the same time, I’m sure you can relate to her posts!
4th of July Apple Pie
1 cup sugar
3 TB flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
dash of salt (love old recipes huh?)
a squeeze of lemon
a few bits of butter
granny smith apples (just buy a big bag and peel and slice... stop when you have enough)
premade pie crust (Allison's great grandmother used to make her own pie crust...but to make this a quicker recipe, premade it is!)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and slice the apples. For a measuring tip, as you slice them, put them into the pie plate. This way you know exactly how many apples you need. Mix apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. This is best done with your hands, a spoon takes way too long. Allow the apples to juice while you put spread the pie crust into the pie plate. Squirt the lemon juice over the apples and mix. Pour into the pie plate. Top the apples with little bits of butter (about 1 TB of butter). Top with second pie crust and fold over the the edges to seal the crust. Take a fork and poke holes into the crust. **Optional-put a tiny bit of melted butter on the crust and top with some sugar and cinnamon.
Place in the oven with a cookie sheet under the pie on a lower rack. This will catch any drippings. Bake for 10 mins. And without opening the door, turn down to 350 and continue baking for 30 minutes.
Allison cools her pie on soup cans because that's what her mom and grandma always did! You could probably use a cooling rack, but she doesn't mess with tradition. This pie can be made in advance. Just cover with a dishtowel once it's cooled.
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So if you still haven't made you dessert for today's holiday celebration, try out this recipe! It sounds so good! Hey there has to be a reason why it's been Allison's family for 130 years right?