A Classic Apple Pie Recipe For Autumn

Sunrise Senior Living  |  October 2, 2013

Warm apple pie fresh out of the oven is one of the trademarks of fall, and now that the season has officially begun, isn't it time you whipped up your own sweet treat?

Warm apple pie fresh out of the oven is one of the trademarks of fall, and now that the season has officially begun, isn't it time you whipped up your own sweet treat?

If you're a grandparent, then baking an apple pie is an excellent activity to do with your grandchildren. First you can take them to a nearby orchard and allow them to choose the very apples that will go into the pie. If you don't have an orchard nearby, it's likely that your grocery store has a wide variety to choose from. Then, you can bring the kids back to the retirement community and have them help you peel the apples, measure out the ingredients and get it all ready to bake.

Below is a recipe for a basic apple pie, courtesy of All Recipes, that is sure to win over your loved ones. We recommend serving it with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream or a few pieces of sharp cheddar cheese.

Apple Pie

Ingredients

1 double pie crust (you can make your own or choose a store-bought brand)
1/2 cup of unsalted butter (substitute for margarine if you'd like)
3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, then core and cut the apples as it warms up. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the flour and allow it to form into a paste. Next, add the water and both varieties of sugar and bring it all to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let this mixture simmer.

Place one of the pie crusts into the bottom of a pan, then fill it with apple slices. Next, cut the other pie crust into strips and lay these over the top of the apple pie in a lattice pattern. Gently pour over the mixture in the saucepan, evenly coating the entire pie and the top crust. Pop it in the oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees. Bake for another 35 to 45 minutes until the apples can be easily pierced with a fork.