Our family laughed a lot this past weekend remembering how Mom’s Apple Pie became my daughter’s traditional birthday dessert. Back then, I’d never made a “real” pie before–one with a real crust and real fruit–but I saw the Apple-Peeler-Corer-Slicer demonstrated at a Pampered Chef party, ordered one, and baked my first apple pie twenty years ago. My family–especially Allison–loved it!
Allison began requesting “Mom’s Apple Pie” instead of birthday cake, so the tradition began. Those first pies were made using the recipe included with the Pampered Chef Deep Dish Baker and were made with refrigerated pie crusts. My original baking dish broke long ago, but the apple-peeler-corer-slicer is still going strong. I don’t think I’d ever have made an apple pie if I hadn’t bought this gadget. You can peel, core, and slice enough apples for a pie in no time! Just look how perfectly thin these slices turn out.
Now, I make my own pie dough using this recipe for Flaky Pie Dough (just be sure to double it for the double-crust pie). Mix it up in a food processor in just five minutes, chill for 30 minutes, then it’s ready to roll! Also, the secret ingredient to this apple pie is almond extract. Trust me, it really does make a difference!
Pile up apple slices to make a nice full pie. If you need to, slice another apple to make sure you have the pie plate really mounded up because the apples shrink as the pie bakes.
My sister-in-law gave me this little gadget years ago for my birthday. Pressing it into the rolled out top crust makes a pretty design and creates air vents for the pie.
Brushing the top of the pie with a little milk or cream and sprinkling with sugar results in a beautiful golden crust.
Mom’s Apple Pie is best served warm, and by all means, add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!
I don’t know how it is possible that my girl is all grown up (I’m still really young, right?!) and that we’re planning a wedding this year! Can you guess that I’m so very proud of my daughter and am ultra excited for her future?! Happy Birthday!
Recipe adapted from Pampered Chef. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
1 pkg. Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 56mg Carbohydrates: 32g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 26g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Recipe adapted from Pampered Chef.
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