Legendary Apple Pie

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I love to dream. Long, beautiful dreams. Not the sort that drift through the mind unintentionally, but very purposeful dreams. The kind of dreams that come to you in the middle of the day. The sort of dreams that look like they could be glimpses of the future.

Some days I dream of being a baker in a small town. Waking up at 2am to start my breads and pastries. Watching the sun come up right as the last of the steam waffs from the cinnamon rolls. Seeing little families come into my store for a slice of pie and a loaf of bread for the week.

While exhausting I’m sure, it’s a beautiful dream. I’m nowhere near wanting a bakery or café. Raising my three kids and cooking for what seems an army definitely feels like a bakery at times though!

The baker in me is very proud of this particular recipe. This is a legendary apple pie. From the filling to the crust, you’ll taste heaven stirred in. I used coconut sugar, one of my favorite sweets to compliment granny smith apples. The crust is very slightly adapted from my pop tart recipe. All you will need to do is add 1/4 tsp salt to the mix.

 

This pie is so legendary, I created (with the help of my friend) a second version using my honey caramel sauce as the filling with the apples. Just sub the other filling ingredients for a batch of homemade caramel sauce. Add in the sliced apples, and you’ll have an amazing caramel apple pie!

Legendary Apple Pie

Ingredients

    Apple Pie Filling
  • 8 granny smith apples, sliced
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350°. Prepare a pie dish by spraying it with coconut oil or rubbing it with butter.
  2. Make one batch of pop tart dough plus the salt. Separate in half. Roll out one portion to be the bottom pie crust.
  3. Press into the pie pan and bake for 5-7 minutes, just enough to let the dough firm up so the filling doesn't sink in.
  4. While the crust bakes, slice the apples thinly. I like the skin on apples, but if you don't make sure to peel them prior to slicing.
  5. In a large pot, add the apples and all the filling ingredients.
  6. Heat to medium and let the apples soften just slightly. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and pour directly into the pie, which should just have come out of the oven.
  8. Use the remainder of the dough to make the top crust. Either lattice or roll out a whole top and cut out some cute shapes.
  9. Bake the pie for 7-10 more minutes. Look for the top crust to be cooked through, and slightly golden brown on the sides.
  10. Let cool before serving.
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