Friday, October 16, 2009

Maple Apple Pie

I wanted something a little special for thanksgiving dinner apple pie, as we will be eating apple pies a lot this winter. One of my friends sent me a link to her Maple Apple Pie recipe and I knew this is what I had to make – my Mom is a huge fan of anything maple.

1- 9 inch unbaked pie shell
2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, & thinly sliced
1/2 cup plus 2 TBSP unsifted all-purpose flour (keep amounts separate)
1/2 cup REAL maple syrup
2 TBSP butter, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup COLD butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1. Place rack in lowest position in oven & preheat to 400.
2. In a large bowl, combine apple slices & 2 TBSP flour. Toss to coat.
3. Separately, combine syrup & melted butter together. Pour over apples, mix well, & place in pie shell.
4. In a medium bowl, combine remaining 1.2 cup flour, sugar, & cinnnamon. Cut in the cold butter until cumbly. Sprinkle mixture over apples.
5. Bake 10 minutes then reduce heat to 375. Bake for an additional 35 minutes or until golden brown.

This went over really well with everyone who was eating the apple pie. Mom loved it as it had maple, and Owen liked it stating that it didn’t taste strongly of maple (which he views as a bad thing).


zebe912 said...

Your husband needs some maple lessons. REAL maple flavor is yummy! Fake maple flavor is what tastes gross. I'm glad everyone liked the pie though!

denise70 said...

You might want to try a different grade of maple syrup - there is light, medium and dark. Dark is usually used only for cooking if you want a strong maple flavour. Light has a much lighter maple flavour and is a product of the first run of sap in the spring. I suggest that you try the light grade for a more mellow maple flavour that may be more palitable for some who don't like maple as much.