This is a note to myself, so that next time I want to make apple pie, I wont hulksmash through the kitchen trying to remember what I did and how I did it. Maybe you’re not a hulksmash baker, but I am. Not remembering how much sugar I need makes me angry, and you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. Ahem. Back on task.
Nine Volt Apple Pie*
Makes 2 9″ pies.
– 4 pie crusts, ready made, unless you feel like dallying about with making pastry. Making pastry makes me angry and sweary, so I don’t. Judge if you must.
– 10 or so granny smith apples, cored, peeled, and sliced.
– 1/2 cup butter.
– 3 tablespoons allpurpose flour.
– 1 teaspoon (or more, or less, or whatever you feel like) ground cinnamon. Note: paprika and cayenne both kind of look like cinnamon, but really should not be substituted for it 99% of the time. Who knew?
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
– 1 cup demerara sugar
– 1/4 cup water
1. Preheat over to 425F.
2. Put the bottom crusts into the pie tins. Trim off excess.
3. Pile sliced apples into the pie crusts evenly.
4. Slice the other two pie crusts into one inch strips and make a lattice crust. Over, under, over, under….just like that basketweaving class you took in college instead of calculus!
5. Admire your work or vow to learn weaving, as the case may be.
6. Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Add the flour. Once all the flour has been incorporated, add the sugar and water and bring to a boil. Stir-stir-stir! Burnt sugar smells terrible. You do not want this. It will make you angry and sweary.
7. Pour the sugarbutterflourwater mix over the pies evenly and slowly, so it doesn’t splosh everywhere, because sploshing is messy and gross. Don’t believe? Google it. Filters off, of course, for full NSFW understanding. You don’t want that nonsense in your kitchen.
8. Put in preheated oven for 15 mins. Lower the heat to 350 and allow to bake for another 40 minutes or so.
9. Let cool, and either slice it up if you’re fancy, or just grab a fork.
*– Please note: while this is called nine volt apple pie, it is not actually recommended to put batteries in it. Cranberries would be okay, as would walnuts or raisins. But no batteries. Thank you.