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Dreamy Apple Pie

July 4, 2011

It was one of those nights yesterday. I have an extreme weakness for sad movies. When I say sad, I don’t mean your typical, sad romance like “The Notebook,” that’s a weak excuse for sad. I am talking about heart-wrenching, tear-jerkers. Last night, I stayed up late watching “The Other Woman” while baking pie. I was crying the entire time… and I am not a pretty crier! If you need a good cry, I recommend it with all my tear ducts.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a fun, safe, and delicious Fourth of July weekend! I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend in Lake Shasta on a houseboat. It was a rather eventful weekend, but I am more than happy to spend the actual holiday at home with my family and of course, Chandler!

I don’t want to be cliché with a Fourth of July-themed recipe today, but with a recipe this great, it would be plain rude of me not to share! Besides, I don’t need a holiday to justify baking a pie.

This evening, I am making stuffed burgers, sweet potato fries, salad, and finishing it off with a delicious homemade apple pie. The Pioneer Woman’s “Dreamy Apple Pie” recipe, to be precise.

I know there are many great apple pie recipes out there, but this one is particularly special because of the pie filling…As PW puts it, a “creamy dream concoction,” and that is exactly what it is… I’ve never been so tempted to eat a bowl of solely sugar, heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla in my life. Heavy cream makes me giddy.

Dreamy Apple Pie recipe by The Pioneer Woman:

1 whole Unbaked Pie Crust
Filling
3 whole Large (4 Or 5 Small) Granny Smith Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Sliced Thin
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
1 cup Heavy Cream
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
Topping
7 Tablespoons Butter
3/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Pecans (more To Taste)
Dash Of Salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out pie dough and place it in a pie pan. Decorate the edges as desired.
  3. Add apple slices to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together cream, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour over apples. Pour apples into pie shell.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor (or you can mix by hand) combine butter, flour, sugar, pecans (chop if you’re not using a food processor), and salt. Mix until everything comes together in clumps. Pour topping over apples.
  5. Attach foil to the edges and lay a piece of flat foil loosely over the top of the pie. Place pie pan on top of a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for one hour. At the end, remove foil and allow to finish baking and browning. Can bake for up to 15 or 20 minutes more if necessary.
  6. Remove from oven when pie is bubbly and golden brown.
  7. Serve warm with hard sauce, whipped cream, or ice cream.
Makes 12 Servings.

Nutritional Information**

Serving Size: 1 slice

Servings per Recipe: 12 slices

Calories: 372

Fat: 19.2 g (Saturated 10.1 g)

Cholesterol: 45 mg

Carbohydrate: 49 g

Fiber: 1 g

Protein: 3.2 g

**Note: I calculated nutritional facts using a feature on Daily Burn.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Kaylee permalink
    July 4, 2011 2:06 pm

    nom nom

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