It’s fall and that means I make my pie for the year – an apple pie with Granny Smiths. These sour apples go perfect with sugar.
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 lbs Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Drizzle the sugar and butter liquid over the apples and save a small amount for the top crust. Cover with top crust and make 4 or 5 slits to allow heat to escape during baking. Pour the remaining sugar and butter liquid over the top crust.
3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes until apples are soft.