Yesterday was National pie day, according to Google it was the 30th anniversary….So I made two apple pies to take with me to the office today…
Apple pie is one of my husband favorite pies hands down, he loves it so much that he would eat it everyday if I let him…He actually could eat any pie I make for him everyday… I prepare my pies sugar free and try as much as I can to make them fat free…All my baked goods for him are sugar free for that matter so he is free to eat…
These pies are not sugar free so he cannot have any heheheheh… Trust me he has his own… These were for The office, for my co-workers and I to enjoy for national pie day and St. Patrick’s day celebration since its on a Saturday and no one will be in the office…
The smell of apple pie baking in the kitchen is beyond delicious, I love baking when its cold outside, the oven warming the house and the amazing aroma of the baked pies or cookies or any other baked goods filling the house… It makes you feel warm and cozy inside….when I bake it warms my soul and I am happy all day…
My co-workers supplying the Ice cream, what is the best thing to pair with a slice of apple pie? of course a big scope or two of vanilla ice cream…
Preheat oven to 375′
4 ready made pie crust
4-5 lb. golden delicious apples, washed and thinly sliced and core removed
1 tsp. salt
1 cup Splenda sweetener or sugar
1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2 tbsp. cold butter cut to cubes
1 tsp. ground mace
1 tbsp. water
2 glass pie dishes
Place one ready made crust in to each pie dish and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl with clean hands mix apples with nutmeg, cinnamon, cornstarch, salt, ground cloves, ground mace, and Splenda sweetener or sugar.
Equally divide the apples in to each pie dish, top with cubed cold butter.
Unfold the remaining pie crusts and cover the apples making sure to tuck in the side to avoid any leakage, if the top of the pie is not that professional looking who cares! don’t worry about it, its rustic and homemade…I care about the smell and the taste of the pies…
With a paring knife cut the top of the pie dough, just a small slits for the steam to escape.
In a small plate whisk egg and water to make egg wash…with pastry brush, brush liberally the top of each pie.
Place each pie dish on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to avoid any mess in the oven.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until golden delicious.
Place each dish on to cooling rack and cool completely before serving.
Serve with a scope or two or three of vanilla ice cream or dust the top with powder sugar or just as is…