Thursday, September 6, 2012

Homemade Apple Pie...WOW!

From Kristi's Kitchen


Pastry for 2 crusts (recipe below)
8 c. sliced, peeled assorted baking apples - about 3 lbs. 
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 c. + 2 tbsp. coconut palm crystals
1/4 c. soft whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, rounded
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. organic butter

1 organic egg yolk
1 tbsp. organic half-n-half


-Preheat oven to 425 degrees
-Combine all ingredients -except egg yolk and half-n-half -  in mixing bowl
-Spoon into prepared pie plate
-Top with second crust
-Brush crust with yolk and half-n-half wash
-Cut slits into the crust for venting
-Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes
-Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 40-45 minutes; until golden and bubbly

Pie Crust:

2 1/2 c. soft white whole wheat flour
1 tsp. coconut palm crystals
2 tsp. sea salt
2 sticks cold unsalted organic butter, cubed
1/4 c. cold coconut oil
1/2 c. + 1 tsp. water


-Combine flour, crystals and salt in food processor
-Add butter and oil to the processor and pulse until pea sized
-Mix in water and continue to pulse until a dough ball forms
-Pour out onto floured surface
-Cut into two pieces
-Wrap the pieces individually in clear wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
-Remove each piece one at a time; sprinkle flour out onto rolling surface
-Roll each piece into 9" pie plate size
-Transfer one crust to pie plate; fill with apples and top with second crust
-Brust with egg wash and an extra sprinkle of palm crystals and cinnamon
-Cut steam slits and bake

This was the best apple pie I have ever tasted and so simple to put together! I shocked myself...not being an apple pie fan and pretty much a novice...this one was made especially for my sister-in-law as a celebration of her new job and it was amazing! I couldn't be more pleased, so pleased in fact I'm ready to make another!

Happy Eating!

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