11.06.2009

{delightful} classic apple pie

Pie!
It is my all time favorite. Nothing comes close to a good classic pie. Peach, apple, pumpkin, chocolate cream, lemon meregne, ruhbarb, cherry, dutch .... all of them, fabulous, warm and comforting.

I have often thought about not only why I like to eat pie ... but also why I enjoy making pie so much. It is an experience everytime. I think it goes back to the deep routes of pie making. I can only imagine all of the women in the past that have made pie: grandmothers, mothers, town bakers, cooks for families, so many talented and generous women. These endless generations of women taking time to create something with their hands, with love. It's a common thread, a instinct, a female right so to speak. Having that link to the past is a wonderful feeling! There is also something about the simplicity of the ingredients and the amazing satisfaction of the results. Endless fillings and endless possibilities.

Here is a classic apple pie recipe. It is one of the first pies I ever made. So tap into your past, your mother, grandmother or just the feel of all the women that have come before us rolling, stirring and creating this food of splendor and enjoy!


classic apple pie by ann west



filling:
8 tart apples, cored, peeled and sliced. (I like a variety of slices widths. Some will stay
crunchy and some will get soft. I think it is a key to the perfect pie)
1/2 stick of butter melted
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
3 tbls corn starch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
zest of 1/2 lemon or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Mix the ingredients together and let sit for 10 minutes. Fill your pie. Sprinkle a little sugar on top and cook at 350 degree oven for about an hour. Let cool.

ps. If you have never seen the movie "Waitress" rent it and get ready to be inspired. She makes a pie for every emotion of life. It is a cute movie!

* also check out amy's recipe for pumpkin pie - it is fabulous!

8 comments:

DesBisoux said...

apple pie is big in my family! at the end, with the brown sugar, i put little bits of salted butter all over...
and agreed, cute movie...
happy weekend!

amy and ann said...

yummmm. oh I can not wait to try this in my gf pie crust I found at whole foods. yummmmmy. see you soon. amy

Joyce said...

OK Ann before Amy delivers the soup I requested would you enjoy a whole pie in the order?! LOL... Besides soup this time of year I so enjoy a good pie.
Have a golden weekend. xoxo

Char said...

yum...I've been crazy about apple pie this year.

I need experiment with cherry pie too

Christina said...

one of my favorite desserts! : )

Prairie Girl Studio said...

i'm with whatever joyce said ... totally!
you two are such delights,
prairiegirl

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

can't wait to make this! also love the movie waitress;)

the southern hostess said...

Yum! Perfection.