We moved to our house blessed with three mature apple trees. They sometimes leave a lot of kalat on the ground that my husband, by himself, always picks up. By himself. Because I don’t help him pick the apples.
But on rare occasions that I do help, I go outside with a bag in hand and pick from the tree. Then I make delicious apple pies, and applesauce.
Three summers ago, we had plans of building a deck and removing the apple trees. When we found out that the cost of a deck is as much as two trips to Manila for four people(!), you can guess what we decided to do. I am still making apple pies, right?
½ c unsalted butter
3 Tbsp Purpose flour
¼ c water
½ c white sugar
½ c packed brown sugar
8 granny smith apples—peeled, cored, sliced
- Preheat oven at 425F. Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour to form paste. Add water, sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and let simmer.
- Place bottom crust in a pan. Fill with sliced apples. Cover with lattice pattern to make top crust, or skip the top crust. Gently pour sugar-butter liquid over the apples.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350F for 35-45 minutes, until apples are soft.I got the recipe online years ago and I just love it. It is a very easy recipe to follow; I can even use any apples I have. I can add a bunch of stuff in it and it always comes out delish. I have added a splash of liquor, cinnamon, even fresh mangoes. Yum!