Experiments in tinkering and thought

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Apple Experiments – Apple Walnut Sugar Pie

Just when I thought we were out of apples and I could move on to some other ingredient as a base for my recipes, lo and behold, more APPLE PICKING!  We went with my wife’s family this time, picking a combination of Cortland and Empire.

This time I wanted to try making a cross between an apple pie and a sugar pie.

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Apple Recipes – The Lazy Apple Crumble

After chopping about 20 lbs of apples, and experimenting with a few different recipes with apples, it was time to tackle the real deal – Apple pie.  Now, once the apples are chopped, the part of the pie that is the longest and the hardest to do by far, is the crust.

Pie dough is hard to make, the butter (or margarine) has to be added in slowly, it has to rest, and then rolling it out is usually a challenge as well.  In this case, due to the additional work required in making my own dough,  I am ashamed to say that I just used a storebought frozen pie crust.

Since most of the apple chopping was done previously, the only things left to do were to complete the filling, and make a crumble top for the pie.

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