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thankful for grandma ople

November 25, 2010

I’m not entirely sure who Grandma Ople is, but I do know that the woman is an apple pie genius. If you google her name (go ahead, try it!) you’ll get this same recipe that I’m using below. I stumbled upon it at allrecipes.com. What’s interesting about it is that instead if tossing the apples in cinnamon and sugar then putting the lattice crust over the top, this recipe opts for crust first! The result is a beautifully caramelized crust, and hands down one of the best apple pies you’ve ever tasted.

Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie:

6 Macintosh apples, cored, sliced, and peeled
2 pie crusts (I prefer Whole Foods!)
1/2 c. Butter
3 Tbsps flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar

Pile apples in bottom crust, the create a lattice work top crust. Set aside. In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in the flour to make a paste. Stir in sugar and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, then simmer 5 minutes. Gently pour mixture through the top crust, being careful to avoid overflow. You may want to put tin foil under the pie plate to catch drips. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 for 35 more minutes. NOTE: for a dairy free version, I use a vegan crust and vegan butter – both from Whole Foods!

enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving from our[Boston]nest!

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