Tuesday Girl has been doing alot of baking the last couple of days and the smell of my house really reminds me I am home.
Baking is one of my most favorite things to do on any given day, but during the holidays it’s even more so because my kids and husband will ask for certain goodies and it becomes a labor of love. Many people have cookie swaps at this time of year and those are so much fun, but I like to trade recipes as then I will have one new thing to try out with the family.
I always bake pies and this year is no exception~chocolate cream, lemon meringue, pumpkin and my personal favorite, APPLE! I wanted to share this recipe with you for Lazy Apple Pie because my family just loves it and its so much easier than rolling out pie crust and making it all fancy ~ for as much as I love baking, pie crust is not something I do well.
I know you are wondering what a lazy apple pie looks like before and after here are some pics I took of the one I made yesterday:
So now that you see the before and after I know that is looks so good you want the recipe right? Well here you are:
I normally use a deep dish pie plate and 2 bags of apples, Cortland is my favorite, but any great baking apple will do.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl sprinkle the peeled and cut up apples with cinnamon and sugar so they are completely covered with both and let them sit while you make the dough in a small bowl.
1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1 egg and 3/4 cup of butter melted most of the way
Mix those ingredients together and the consistency will be like cookie dough or a little smoother
Pour the mixture in the middle of the apples and spread it all around and if you can push it into the apples a bit that will be even better. Take care to not have it spill over the edge, but bringing what dough you can to the edge makes for a wonderful crispy crust.
Now if you load the pie plate with apples like I do, then be sure to put tin foil on the bottom rack to catch all the juice that will spill over while baking ~ (that is why my smoke detectors are always going off…ha ha)
Bake uncovered for at least an hour in the middle of the oven and check to see if it’s brown and that the crust is cooked through all the apples. Normally it takes 1 and 1/2 hours.
This type of pie is hard to dish out with a pie server ~ the Tuesday family uses a spoon and loves it with vanilla ice cream!
Happy Holidays ~ ENJOY!!