This weekend I baked two apple pies for work. There are a lot of parties in my workplace and apple pie is something I love to eat – and that I can make look pretty.
I baked my first apple pie long after I met my husband. He had a random magnet with a recipe, and it’s simple and yummy. (Keep reading. The recipe is below.)
I like to switch things up by using my pie crust cutters to add pretty shapes. One of the pies started out as reindeer, and I changed to gingerbread men after the first circle of reindeer (they were just taking far too long to cut and cover the pie.)
The second pie has snowflakes on top. Each department was asked to decorate a table, and our table involves snowmen – so I’m taking the theme one step further into the pie.
You can find pie crust cutters at Williams-Sonoma. I have 3 sets (two are for fall and I love them and use them often!) Right now, you can also get free shipping at Williams-Sonoma. I highly recommend the pie crust cutters. And the Star Wars cookie cutters. I have them, but I haven’t used them yet.
Now you get the pie recipe:
Pastry ready to bake for a two-crust pie
6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples. (Roughly 6 apples.)
3/4 cup sugar
2Tbsp all purpose flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1Tbsp lemon juice
Heat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients and toss lightly. Spoon into pastry-lined pan. Top with remaining pastry. (This is where I cut my top crust with the pie crust cutters and arranged them.) Press edges together to seal (unless you use the cutters to decorate.) Cut a few slits in top of pastry to vent. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
I baked it for about 35 minutes and it didn’t burn. And I obviously didn’t have to cut slits into the top crust.
**This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own and as I was thinking of the pie and the pie crust cutters, I remembered the Williams-Sonoma free shipping deal. Nobody asked me to post this.
What is your favorite type of pie?