Every time we gathered at my grandparent’s house in southwestern Wisconsin, homemade apple pie could be found at the center of the dessert table. (Yes, there was always a dessert table. It was amazing.) My grandma and grandpa took turns making this family favorite, but it always tasted the same: deliciously tart, yet creamy, with a hint of cinnamon underneath a crunchy sugar-layer. To me, this pie is the quintessential fall dessert, and now that we have made the first one of the season, it seems that fall is truly being ushered in.
(The pie recipe is the same as my peach pie recipe that I shared here, and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as you did the last.)
Dietmeier Apple Pie
I make my own crust (recipe found here). Place the crust in a pie plate (I love using this Stoneware pie plate because it does not burn the crust, and it looks great table side.) Then I fill the crust with tart sliced apples.
Add about 10 tiny dollops of butter on top of the apples. Then create a mixture of 1 cup sugar, 4 tablespoons flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Scoop this mixture over the apples and butter so the entire pie is coated. Then add just a touch (about 1/4 cup) of water to the pie. (Just sprinkle it over the top of the sugar mixture. This creates a delicious custard-like consistency when it bakes. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and then reduce the heat to 325 degrees and bake for an additional for 45 minutes. Allow to rest at least 30 minutes before serving.
*A note about all my recipes: I use all organic ingredients, local when available. I use non-homogenized milk, and all of the dairy we use is from animals raised on pasture. I also use oils that are non-GMO verified. All our meat is raised locally on organic feed, and our beef is grass-fed, grass-finished. All our spices and cane sugar are fair-trade certified and purchased through a cooperative.