Monday, September 24, 2012

apple picking & apple pie recipe

A week ago we went apple picking. It was the first time, for all of us.
We went to Eckerts - which is a pretty big-deal picking farm 'round these woods.
I wish I'd taken more photos of their set up, but imagine apple-picking Disney World, and you've got Eckerts.
Tom {being a let's see which place looks like it would give us the most diseases / small hole in a wall restaurant type of guy} was not thrilled about he Disney World set up, for apple picking.

At least the apples were tasty and Tom made us a delicious pie with this Southern Living recipe {we've made some adaptations to the recipe}:

  • 4-5 apples cut into blocks
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick of butter 
  • 1/2  - 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • egg white
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ice cream {you'll need this to eat your final product - can't really have hot, out of the oven apple pie without ice cream}
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350º. Peel apples, and cut into bite size boxes. Toss apples with cinnamon and 1/2  cup granulated sugar.
  2. 2. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat; add brown sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and place 1 piecrust in skillet over brown sugar mixture. Spoon apple mixture over piecrust, and top with remaining piecrust. Whisk egg white until foamy. Brush top of piecrust with egg white; sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar. Cut 4 or 5 slits in top for steam to escape.
  3. 3. Bake at 350º for 45 min to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly, shielding with aluminum foil during last 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes before serving. Serve with  ice cream.


  1. i love going to eckert's--trying to plan a day to go soon. thanks for the recipe, too!


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