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Posted on May 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Flat Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a favorite around our house and perfect for your Memorial Day Celebration. Before we get into the recipe for today I wanted to take a second to stop and remember the ultimate sacrifice that so many have made for our freedoms. Thank you!

We are enjoying our long weekend and spending today baking, eating and cleaning. You know, all the fun stuff of adulting!

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Now let’s talk about Flat Apple Pie, have you ever tried one? Sometimes when you decide you want apple pie you either don’t have enough apples or don’t want to wait an hour for it to bake. This Flat Apple Pie will be the answer to your dreams.

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Let’s start with the crust since it’s the basis for this recipe. I recommend using your favorite homemade crust. I’m still on the lookout for a no-fail pie crust recipe, do you have a favorite  recipe you want to share? Leave a link in the comments below or send me an email to: email  I know that homemade pie crust can be intimidating, but just remember use cold, cold butter or better yet, follow the directions for the recipe you are using. If homemade pie crust isn’t your thing, they sell some refrigerated ones that are pretty good.

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Now for the filling, I like to use brown sugar in this recipe since it gives the filling a nice caramely flavor. Now you can substitute with normal sugar if you don’t like caramely flavor, but I don’t know if we can still be friends. The cinnamon gives it just a hint of warmth while the salt enhances the flavor of the apples and keeps it from being too rich. I love the ratio of sweet caramely apple filling to flaky, buttery crust.

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Leave me a comment below with your favorite thing to eat for Memorial Day!

Flat Apple Pie

I didn’t include a pie crust recipe in this post, so use whatever your favorite one is.

Ingredients:

2-3 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 Pie Crust

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In large bowl, stir together the apples, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Roll out pie crust and place on a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a spilpat liner. Place the apple mixture in the middle of the crust and fold over the edges of the crust so that it covers 1 to 2 inches of the apple mixture. Top with pieces of the butter.
  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the filling is golden and the apples are soft. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

 

Inspired by this recipe.

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