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Thursday, September 18, 2008

English Apple Pie

Monday was a gorgeous day. It was also the day of a Mom's Meeting for our homeschool co-op. I wanted to take a little treat along, so I made English Apple Pie. Since I had run to the local fruit market earlier in the day, I sat out on the deck with my iced tea and peeled apples. It doesn't take too long, and the end result is worth it. I actually made two, as it is my husband's favorite.
Look at that yumminess!

Here is the recipe so you can share it with your loved ones!
English Apple Pie
Slice 5 or 6 apples into your pie pan. (How many depends on the size of your pan)
mix 1/2 cup of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon, and sprinkle over the apples.
Next beat 1 stick of butter with 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar. Mix in 1 cup of flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 3 Tbsp of water.
Dollop the topping on top of the apples, and bake the pie on the lowest rack in the oven @ 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
This is such a quick way to make pie and is so delicious you may never make regular apple pie again!
The funny thing was that several mom's were so surprised that I made it - one even said "You made it? How did you find the time? Did the girls do it?" I responded "I made it and I also made Potato Cheese Soup for dinner." These are easy recipes, and I mostly cook from scratch. This makes me wonder what other's do for meals, if they think there is no way I could have done this! My girls do cook and even Rachel is being to cook things by herself. I want them to have these skills!


Becky K. said...

This was good!

Apple pie is Warren's favorite too so I am glad he was there to enjoy it.

You make peeling the apples sound so appealing...no pun intended...lol. "On the deck with tea." Sigh.

See you later.

Becky K.

Elijah's Mommy said...

Oh, I miss ice tea!

That pie looks delicious and easy! Can we also have your potato cheese soup recipe? Soup is good around here on these cold wet days. =)

Miss Paula said...

The toppping sounds easy so I may try this!! Your other pictures are pretty too!

Can Emily take a photgraphy class at a nearby community college? She might enjoy that! One of our worship pastors teaches this at our local college!

Karen said...

I'm gonna have to try your recipe. I am pie-impaired. I'm apparently too free spirited to roll out a crust and actually end up with a circle. lol

Mrs. Rabe said...


Your comment made me laugh! My regular pie crust tastes good, But I never can get it to fit right! hee hee I always have to end up piecing it! Glad to hear I am not alone!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, although my English friends have assured me for years that English apple pie NEVER contains cinnamon. Really! I know this is true as we have had numerous conversations about it. :-)

Mrs. Rabe said...

The gal I got the recipe from years ago, called it that, so I have kept the name!

It is funny how different the palates are across both sides of the pond, isn't it? I can't imagine apple pie without cinnamon, and my kids do not like most British Candies.

I do adore the British Isles and love their tea!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kelly said...

This sounds delicious, and though I have no trouble making apple pie with crust, I want to try this. Do you melt the butter, or just soften it? Apple crisp is easy and delicious, too!

Mrs. Rabe said...

I don't melt the butter, just soften!

I am not a fan of apple crisp but I love this! Just the difference in the topping!