Classic Apple Pies
There is a learning curve for me to get it JUST right. I'm working on it...lol
I hope you try it.
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- 1/3 c
- brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/8 tsp
- ground nutmeg or freshly grated
- pinch of salt
- apples about 6 ounces each, peeled and cored
- 1 Tbsp
- 4 Tbsp
- unsalted butter
- 1 tsp
- pure vanilla extract
- 1 pkg
- refrigerated pie crusts
- cheddar cheese or vanilla ice cream optional
1To make the filling, mix together the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
2Cut the apples into 1/2 inch pieces. In a frying pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. When the butter has melted remove the pan from the burner and add the brandy if using. Return the pan to the stove and cook about 1 minute.
Add the apples and cook until tender about 15 minutes.
3Add the sugar mixture and reduce the heat to low, cook stirring frequently, until the apples are glazed, about 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
Set aside and cool.
5When the pie baker is preheated, working quickly, place each large pie dough round into the pie maker. Mold the dough into the wells to form the bottom crust( I use the accompanying pastry press that came with my unit). Divide the filling amount the crusts and spread evenly. It works out to be no more that 1/3 cup per crust. Place small dough round over each filled crust, close the lid and secure.