This first one is one I have personally tried and loved. In fact, you've seen it on the blog before, but I'll post it here again for you. The Caramel Apple Pie in a Cinnamon Roll Crust. Mmmmm! If I had to choose between pie or cake, I'd choose pie any day. Especially this one.
Then, this is the recipe I used for the pie. I'm not normally a huge apple pie fan, but I love this recipe and it's so easy. Cut up the apples, put the lattice top on, and then you make a caramel sauce and pour it through the lattice. SOOOOOoooo yummy and easy. For the lattice top I rolled out the plain dough, then spread some melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar on top. I then smooshed the dough back together gently (because you don't want to mix it too well), and rolled it out again to get a sort of cinnamon/sugar marbled effect going on. Then I cut my lattice strips and put the top on. Here's the pie right before going into the oven:
And here's the finished product!
So we know it looks cool, but what about the taste? Let's just say that I will forever do my apple pie crusts like this now. It's adds such a subtle but yummy yummy yummy flavor to the pie. And I apparently didn't get the bottom crust flattened as thin as I thought so I ended up with a thicker crust (which I LOVE) that is extra yummy to eat because of the cinnamon in it and the pie filling soaked in. This one is WELL worth the time it takes to make it. MMMmmmmmmm.
Well, since I love pies so much, I'll give you another pie! This is from one of our early posts.
The Original Pin
Doesn't that look amazing?! Oh man, I want to go make pie now. This was Marty's first pie attempt, which I'm rather impressed that she'd do this as her first pie...it would have scared me away to try and make this pie on my first pie making experience. So 100 points to Gryffindor (and Marty) for that.
Marty tells us "I tried to make this for 4th of July. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception that I used strawberry pie filling instead of cherries because I don't like cherries. I used pie filling from a can and in the amount called for in the recipe. This was my first pie. It looked quite pretty before I put it in the oven. I even made sure I had 13 stripes. I was very excited."
Still not bad. Here's what Marty had to say about it:
"Well, the filling overflowed all over my oven. Clearly, it called for too much filling. Also, as you can see, it doesn't look like the Woman's Day picture. It also didn't taste good. Next time, I will not fill it as full and I will make my own filling. I will try again next year."
I love Marty's resolve. So many of us quit after projects don't turn out quite how we want them to. Way to go Marty.
So on to dissecting this pie.
And now I have 4 more pie pins for you. These looks scrumptiously patriotic (not that I've heard anything described as scrumptiously patriotic, but that seems fitting for these pies).
Happy pie making!