I first made this delicious apple pie back in March of this year, & shared pictures of It on Facebook but never got around to posting it. Since I cook & bake so much I had forgotten all about it, until a friend Kelly Wilson asked me if I planned to post it. I 've baked so much since then that I had to review the pictures in my I Pad to find out the one she was referring to. I had typed it on my computer but just forgot to post it.
It Is different in that you start out on the stove top. Yet so delicious & is filled with lots of apples, & has lots of flavor. I made it for St Patrick's Day.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 425 DEGREES F. Wash peel, core & slice apples into even thin slices.
You should have at least 8 cups.
These are some of the main ingredients I used to make this pie.
These are the spices & sugar.
Using a deep dish 9 inch pie pan, add the first crust to the bottom of the pie plate. Position and prick the crust with tins of fork to conform to pie plate.
Using a medium size sauce pan, add the apple juice concentrate, brown sugar and spices, then heat over medium high heat.
Add in the sliced apples, & raisins, cover with a lid and cook gently until almost crisp tender about 10 to 15 minutes. TURN OFF HEAT.
Remove the cooked apples with a slotted spoon to a medium size bowl. ALLOW LIQUID TO COOL DOWN TO AVOID CURDLING OF IRISH CREAM. Then add in the Irish Cream Liqueur, you will need about 1 3/4 cups of liquid, if you have less than that add in enough apple juice concentrate to make up the difference. Then add in the butter and stir till melted.
Blend the lemon juice with the corn starch, in a small bowl, and pour into the cooking liquid, and cook until the sauce thickens. Add in the butter flavoring & stir to blend.
Remove from heat and add the apples back into sauce pan. Stir to blend together and pour into prepared pie crust.
Top with remaining crust and seal the two together by crimping. Brush the top crust wth egg wash,(1 egg beaten with 1 Tbs. water) Make slits in top of crust for steam to escape during cooking, top with decorators sugar if desired.
Bake in preheated oven about 35 to 45 minutes or until top crust s golden Brown. Serve with ice cream or plain and enjoy. Makes about 8 servings.