Tuesday, July 7, 2009

American As Apple Pie!

Have a hankering for that classic American Apple Pie? Here's a tip to help you eliminate that air space between the fruit and the top crust as well as cut down the baking time.

Place your cut fruit into a large pot and add the sugar, flour, butter, seasonings and 1-2 Tblsp of water. Mix well and allow the sugar to begin making its own syrup and then place on low heat. Continue stirring until apples have softened and syrup is slightly bubbling (may need to turn the heat up a bit). Pour fruit into dough-lined pie plate, cover with top crust, seal edges and cover with foil then bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbling.

This works great with any firm fruit as they shrink in the cooking...hence the air pocket. Now don't forget to add a scoop of wonderful vanilla bean ice cream!


  1. Great tip, Heidi. Boy does an apple pie sound good, or maybe a peach pie.....just bought some fresh peaches. I need to get busy I guess. By the way, I really love the name of your blog!

  2. Thanks, Elaine! The name of my blog is also the name of our cottage...I thought it was fittng. I'm thinking peach pie is in our near future as well. I purchased a case of peaches last fall and prepared quite a few packages of pie filling for my freezer. Larry has been bugging me about a pie!

  3. Heidi, I gave you an award on my blog so you might want to stop by and pick it up. You're supposed to, in turn, give it to 15 people. That seemed like quite a lot to me and it's kind of time consuming, so I'm letting everyone know they can just give it to as many or as few as they want! You can handle it however you want. Just drop by, pick up the button to put on here, then give it away to someone. I know you're been so busy with your business that you might not check on here so I'll leave you a note on Facebook too! :)