The more I sift through these recipes the more I recognize how things have evolved with cooking over the last 100 years in America. One constant, The Apple Pie.
The variable? How best to make that apple pie. Here is another take that was insanely easy and will absolutely be repeated again and again in our house. I love that the apples are simply cut in half, there is a filling that you can throw together in seconds that differs from the classic, butter+cinnamon+sugar equation.
Your Thanksgiving table will be happy to have all of them on board!
Ring Apple Pie
1 prepared pie crust
3 tart apples, peeled, cored and halved (I used Granny Smiths)
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 heaping Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl until blended.
Place apple halves into the unbaked crust. (If you don’t have enough room for the 6th half in the middle simply chop it up and put the chunks in the middle, see pic below.) Add a small piece of butter in the center of each apple. Sprinkle the dry ingredients over the top of the apples, then pour the milk over the top.
Bake for 55-75 minutes until liquid has thickened.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Apples in the pan, I couldn’t squeeze that last one in so I was creative with the chop. Feel free to do the same.
Small bit of butter in the apples and the dry ingredients are stirred.
Sprinkle the dry on…
…and follow it up with the milk. Everything comes together perfectly in the oven so don’t worry about the looks at this point.
This pie slices beautifully! A la mode is always an option but I preferred it solo.
Is apple pie coming to your Thanksgiving table this year?