We have always done family dinner on Sunday since my sister moved to Asheville to assist me in the care of our Mom. If we can’t make a connection through the week due to her commitments or mine here At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn, we always know that come Sunday we’ll all be together once again to hammer out all the news, problems, decisions and routines of daily life.
Easter Sunday will prove no exception. Half of the problem of hatching the holiday dinner is deciding what is going to be on the menu. We often use this easy and oh so yummy apple pie so wanted to share the recipe with you just in case you too are in angst about exactly what dessert is going to look like this Easter. I have had the recipe for such a very long time. It is reliable and most everyone enjoys Apple pie. Never a bad thing when serving a special meal for all those you love.
5 large apples, peeled and sliced thin (I use Jonagold or my very fave, Honeycrisp)
1 cup sugar
2 T. all purpose flour
2 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. of flesh ground nutmeg
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 T. butter
In a plastic bag, toss your apples with the lemon juice. Now, place them in the second bag in which you have mixed I cup white sugar, the 2 T. of white flour and all the spices spices. Now put them in the bottom of prepared pie shell spreading them out evenly. Sprinkle the vanilla about the apples.
In another bowl mix up 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 3 T butter mixing with your fingers until crumbly. Sprinkle these crumbs evenly over the apples, Place top crust on & crimp. Place vent holes in crust. Slide into large paper bag, stapling shut.
Bake in 400 degree oven for about 50 mins. Your pie will be lovely to look at and everyone will want another piece.
Happy Easter! Happy Apple Pie!