Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - German Apple Pie

Got this tasty recipe when I got married. My friend who threw my bridal shower had all the guests give me a recipe and even sent out little matching recipe cards and gave me the box they came it. I still have them all 8 years later, although some are used more than others :) This is one that my hubby wishes I used more. It's got a nice creamy base instead of the traditional saucy flavor of American apple pie.

German Apple Pie

1 ½ c flour
½ tsp salt
½ c shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 to 3 tbsp ice water
1 c sugar
¼ c flour
2 tsp cinnamon
6 c sliced peeled apples (I slice mine, then cut the slices into small chunks)
1 c heavy cream
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)

1.            Preheat oven to 450º F.
2.          In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3.          Sprinkle with vanilla and stir in
4.          Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until pastry holds together
5.           Shape into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/8 inch.
6.          Transfer to 9 inch pie plate. Trim and flute edges
7.           Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Sprinkle 3 tbsp into crust
8.          Top with half the apples. Sprinkle with half the remaining sugar mixture.
9.          Top with remaining apples and sugar mixture.
10.      Pour cream over all. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 450º F for 10 minutes.
11.        Reduce heat to 350º F and bake 55-60 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

I'm working on a new crust because this one is good, but not great. I'll let y'all know if I find anything better. For now, this one is just fine and really easy to make :)

1 comment:

wendy said...

Mmm, yummy! And it doesn't even need ice cream. Although of course it doesn't hurt!

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