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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dutch Apple Pie a la MOPS

I took Hannah apple picking with the MOPS moms the other day. It was a beautiful day and we had a great turnout of moms. Now I have several pounds of apples to bake! I thought it would be fitting to post a recipe that I got at a MOPS meeting. We did this as a craft for one of the first meetings I attended here in Wisconsin. It was a great idea and the pie was de-lish.
The first thing you need to do is lay out a pie crust on the bottom of a pie plate. I made this crust myself. I was determined to make the entire pie from scratch. Whenever I look for a recipe I head straight to http://www.allrecipes.com/ It has a very extensive database of recipes. Other posters can post photos of their version of the recipe as well as a review of the recipe. The best part of this site is that it has a function that allows you to type in ingredients and search the recipe database for recipe that only include those specific ingredients. There have been a few recipes I remember making years ago but couldn't remember the name or the specifics but I did remember a few of the key ingredients. I would just go to the website, type in those ingredients and find the recipe I was looking for! Try it, you will not be disappointed.

This crust recipe was very soft and did not require rolling. I was very leery of how it would turn out but It was very light and flaky. It's OK if you'd prefer using the frozen variety. Believe me, if I would've had some in my freezer I would definitely be using them for this!
You'll need around 6 apples for this pie. Peel, core and slice somewhat thinly. Add the apple slices to a large bag. Measure into the bag some flour, sugar and cinnamon. (See the recipe below for exact amounts.) Shake and make sure each and every apple slice is coated with the mixture. This is a great way to work out your aggressions. Speaking of anger and aggressions, make sure to attend next month's MOPS meeting. We'll be talking about anger and how to deal with it.


Pour the apples onto the crust. If the you're thinking you need to add some apples, go ahead. I won't judge you.
Then you need to combine butter, flour and brown sugar in another bag. This becomes the topping. Throw that other pie crust back into the freezer. Work the butter into the flour and brown sugar until it is crumbly.


Bake in the oven until done and enjoy! This is the simpliest most delicious dutch apple pie I have ever tasted. I like to throw it in the fridge for a day and eat it cold, but I'm weird. You do whatever floats your boat. Oh, and don't forget the vanilla ice cream!!!

DUTCH APPLE PIE

2lbs. apples

1T. lemon juice

2T. flour

3/4 C. sugar

1t. cinnamon

Core apples and pare. Slice thin and put into large bowl with lemon juice. Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon. Toss lightly with apples. Put in pie shell.

TOPPING

2/3 C. flour

1/3 C. brown sugar

1/3 C. butter

Combine in a bag until crumbly.

Sprinkle on topping. Bake at 400 degrees 40-45 minutes.

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Yummy! You're making me hungry! But I made my Blondies this morning, so I'm good for now... :-)

KG said...
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KG said...

Thank you for the recipe! I needed a new idea after a few batches of apple crisp =) Also, I love the picture on your homepage!

Shannon said...

I love that pie too. I also like it cold:0)I make it every year, but this year was my best. I think it was because I paid attention to which apples I put in it and made sure they were the Mac. I think it is better with a bitter apple. Love the post

Tracy said...

Your pictures are outstanding Jenn! You are really making me happy it's fall!