Saturday, May 1, 2010

German Apple Pie

Cole requested this pie for his birthday, and it was delish.  The cup of cream makes it taste like the ice cream is cooked right inside the pie.  I highly recommend it!

1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 - 3 tbsp ice water

1 c sugar
1/4 c flour
2 tsp cinnamon
6 c tart apples (I used Granny Smith)
1 c heavy whipping cream

In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in the shortening until crumbly.  Add vanilla.  Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms into a ball*.  Roll out pastry to fill a 9" pie pan.  Transfer pastry to pan.  Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pan; flute edges.

For filling, combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon.  Sprinkle 3 tbsp into bottom of crust.  Layer with half of the apples, then sprinkle half the remaining sugar mixture.  Repeat layer.  Pour cream over all.

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 and cook for 55 - 60 minutes or until apples are tender.  Cool on a wire rack; store in refrigerator.*  Serve with whip cream, if desired.

*I just get my hands in there and mix it up.
**if there are leftovers.



Krista said...

Excited to try this! I love your picture.

Andy said...

This looks divine. :)

Leanne said...

Heavy cream is ALWAYS divine! :D

MindiJo said...

Sinful. Anything with heavy cream is a winner, I have come to find out. Shame on you for posting this! Now I'll have to try it. Hrumph.

Julie said...

I've never seen an apple pie recipe with heavy cream in it. Sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try it.

ethiopifinn said...

yum, yum, yum!