Mom Knows Best : Brown Sugar Apple Pie And a Giveaway

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Brown Sugar Apple Pie And a Giveaway


I made a delicious apple pie for Thanksgiving. While I made many other pies, this was my first pie with a top crust.




    My husband has been asking me for a while to make him an apple pie. It is apple season and I do have a new apple slicer to try out, so how could I say no to the man I love. While I have made all kinds of pies before, I have never made an apple pie before. I think the reason I have never made an apple pie before is I have been intimidated by all the work in cutting all the apples that are needed for the pie. My new apple slicer, with the comfortable handles, will now help me core and slice all the apples that I need for my pie. I love that my new apple slicer makes perfect apple slices so my pie will look perfect for my husband. Once I finish making my apple pie, I can place my apple slicer in the dishwasher to be clean.


    When I make any kind of pie, I like to make a homemade crust as it tastes so much better than store bought. A homemade crust does require more work as you have to mix the dough and roll it out. I just use my food processor to mix up the dough. My silicone rolling pin makes rolling out the dough a breeze as it has a non-stick surface and nothing sticks to it. It may be small, but that makes it easy to store. I also love using my rolling pin when I make pizza and tortillas. I usually just rinse my rolling pin after use, but this one can go in the dishwasher if needed.





Brown Sugar Apple Pie



Ingredients
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
7 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons butter, diced
1 egg, beaten, for brushing
Sugar, for sprinkling
chilled pie crust dough for top and bottom of pie (recipe below)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
Mix together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. In another bowl, sprinkle apples with the lemon juice and toss. Stir in the sugar mixture to evenly coat the apples. Set aside.

Divide out chilled dough into 2 pieces and use 1 to roll out to line a 9-inch pie pan. Chill the other piece until needed for the top of pie.

Mound the apple and sugar mixture into the pie pan lined with dough. Dot with the diced butter.
Then roll out the remaining dough into a 9-inch circle and place on top of the apples. Using a fork, seal the crust along the edges of the pie and trim any excess dough. Brush the top of the  pie with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Then slice a small in the middle of the pie. Bake for 30- 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 20 minutes before slicing.




Pie Crust
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon  salt
3 tablespoons sugar
16 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup ice water

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, salt and sugar. Add the cold butter cubes and work it into the flour with your hands or a pastry cutter. Work it quickly, so the butter doesn't get too soft, until the mixture is crumbly, like very coarse cornmeal. Add the ice water, a little at a time, until the mixture comes together forming a dough. Bring the dough together into a ball. 

When it comes together stop working it otherwise the dough will get over-worked and tough. Divide the dough in half and flatten it slightly to form a disk shape. Wrap each disk in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. On a floured surface roll each disk out into a 10 to 11-inch circle to make a 9-inch pie.

Yield: 2 (9-inch) pie crusts

           To find out more about the apple slicer and rolling pin, click on the below links. For a limited time you can save 50% off the price of the rolling pin with code   E4UFQ3LP
The discount code final use date is Dec 31 2105.

                                                                Apple slicer





                                                                   Rolling pin


        


                                      Giveaway
I have a silicone rolling pin to giveaway to one of my readers. To enter to win, just enter on the giveaway form below and good luck!



This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older. Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen.  Void where prohibited.

"These opinions are my own and I received the above mentioned product to facilitate this post."

49 comments:

  1. I wish I had the patience to be doing all that baking...LOL...this looks delicious

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  2. HUbba Hubba! I need to make something baked and delicious for Thanksgiving!!

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  3. That apple pie looks delicious and reminds me that my son has been asking for apple pie for awhile now. I love that slicer, I have a similar one and love using it. If I had that rolling pin, I'd bake an apple pie, too! Either that or a pumpkin pie.

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  4. this pie looks so nice. You can't beat a good apple pie this time of year

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  5. That looks delicious and I love that slicer, I've always wanted to use one. It looks super easy. :D

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  6. Looks amazing, what a terrific job! I love the apple slicer, makes it so much easier!

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  7. The apple slicer made a great job of the pie and it looks so delicious!

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  8. I have a slicer like that. I also have a spiral cutter. They are super helpful! That pie looks great!

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  9. Hmm, I may have to put a silicone rolling pin on my wish list. It gets pretty irritating have cookie dough constantly stick to your roller. The pie looks delicious!

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  10. Brown sugar apple pie sounds delicious! I am a huge fan of apples during the fall season! I will have to try this recipe out.

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  11. Amazing kitchen gadgets! Those are really awesome. That looks like a yummy apple pie too!

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  12. that pie does look quite delicious - I will be making a pie tomorrow as well - apple - but without the homemade dough - which I am Terrible at! ☺

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  13. this reminds me how i've been wanting to make an apple pie

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  14. i would probably try making some type of pie. kind unknown. boysenberry? danielle marie

    xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. This would be perfect on Thanksgiving Day! I love this yummy idea.

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  16. This looks delicious! I'm going to try it this week :)

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  17. That looks yummy! I want that apple slicer!

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  18. If I won the rolling pin I would make homemade pizza dough for pizza night!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  19. I would definitely try and make a homemade crust for pie! Yum!

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  20. I would definitely make an apple pie.

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  21. This time of year I seem to make alot of meat pies. I live in northern New Hampshire and meat pies sre very popular.

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  22. That looks delicious and I'm all about the homemade pies too. They definitely get the nod for tasting better.

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  23. I would make a batch of cinnamon rolls.

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  24. I would love to make a pumpkin pie with pie crust made from scratch.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  25. I would make gingerbread cookies.

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  26. love to try and make christmas cut out cookies. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  27. I love a good pie but I'm not the best our maker.

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  28. I love baking thanks for this wonderful recipe and sharing your experience. I cant wait to try it for this coming Thanks Giving. :)

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  29. If I won I'd make a cherry pie and some biscuits.

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  30. Yummy that looks so good and amazing.

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  31. We do lots of baking, especially cookies for Christmas gifts :)

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  32. I would make Christmas cookies and some apple pie!

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  33. I would probably make some pie.
    BTW: I can't get the link for the like this post entry. I can only get this much of the link: https://www.facebook.com/momknowsbest15/posts/329515750. Could you make it clickable. Thanks!

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  34. I would love to use it to make a sour cream apple pie.

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  35. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/289285976044336523/

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  36. I'm not much of a pie person, but I like to make them for my family. That looks very good!

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  37. I think we would mkae a peach pie or some homemade pizza dough.

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  38. If I win the rolling pin, I will be making pie. Lots of pie.

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  39. If I won, I would make pie crusts for my holiday pecan pies.

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  40. I would make lemon or sweet potato pie. Your pie looks yummy!

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  41. I would start with Christmas cookies!

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  42. I would make Pecan Pie & Chicken Noocle Soup with homemade noodles!

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  43. I would make my mom's German Apple Cake

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  44. I recently bought an apple slicer and now I don't know how I ever lived without one. I need one to keep at the office. But I'd like a new rolling pin. I've been using the same one since 1982.

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  45. I think I would use it to make a homemade pizza first! :)

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