I have been making this pie for Thanksgiving the past couple of years and I am a huge fan. I found it on All Recipes and fell in love. It has become a staple every year on Turkey day as much so as the mashed potatoes and stuffing. However with Christmas fast approaching and a feast to be prepared, I am still wondering, "what am I going to make this year?" Usually the Mr. and I fly or drive home to family, depending on where we are living at the time. This year we were unable to fly home for the holidays both because of the cost of a plane ticket and because the Mr.'s schedule. Which is a real bummer because the biggest holiday of the year for me and my family is Christmas Eve. No that is not a typo, I really mean Christmas Eve. Ever since I was a kid, every year on Christmas Eve the entire family would get together at my Aunt and Uncle's house and there would be movies playing in the living room, family members sitting around a table eating snacks in the dining room, kids playing with their toys in the bedrooms, shots and homemade eggnog in the kitchen and pool and table tennis downstairs in the basement. Well this year, it is just the Mr. and I hanging out in the desert. No crazy family members to celebrate Santa's return to Central NY or even getting to watch my niece open up her gifts on Christmas morning. Instead, we will have a quiet holiday with just us and the 3 kitties.
Usually I make breakfast on Christmas morning (baked french toast) for my family and then the Mr. and I head on over to his family's house for dinner. This year however, I am going to have to make it all myself. I am still not 100% sure what I am going to make for dinner but I will be making this caramel apple pie for desert. It is easy to make, the only time consuming part is the lattice which I had never done before. You can always opt not to do it but I really wanted to give it a try. Of course, I had to look up how to do it on youtube, which was a great help. When it came time to pour the caramel over the pie I used a basting brush to coat the edges of the pie. I cheated by using premade pie crust but if you have your own recipe for pie crust just make sure you have enough for a 9 inch double crust pie.
- 1 box pre-made pie crusts
- 1/2 c. unsalted butter
- 3 Tbsp. flour
- 1/4 c. water
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 8 medium- large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- Preheat oven to 425°F. 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.
- Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350°F. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
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