Sunday, September 21, 2008
Apple pie filling
24 medium sized apples peeled and chopped (I use
an apple peeler)
1 cup flour
1 1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup melted honey
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
Peel and chop apples into a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Divide apples between pie shells and top with pastry. Flute edges and make several slits on top crust. This help the steam release when baking. Using a pastry brush I brushed whipping cream onto top crust and sprinked with raw sugar. This does not have to be done but gives the pie a glaze and an added sugary crust.
To Bake: Pre heat oven to 425. Bake pies for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 and bake another 40 minutes.
To Freeze: You can freeze the baked pies once cooled or, freeze unbaked. When ready to bake put frozen pie in 450 oven for 15 minutes and reduce to 350 and continue to bake for 1 hour. Insert a knife into pie slits to make sure apples are soft. It is better to bake the froozen pie abit longer to make sure it is baked through.
I have donated pies from this recipe to many MCC sales. It's fun to be able to contribute to such a good cause.