Welcome back to the action, everyone πŸ™‚ I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday, I certainly did πŸ™‚ Anyone have anything that they would like to share? Family traditions, gifts they gave or received, food recipes? I’d love to hear about them πŸ™‚

I’d like to share a recipe of mine for possibly the best apple pie you’ll ever have (okay, maybe not the best, but I think it’s pretty darn good ^^)

What you’ll need:

1 9 inch uncooked pie crust (or a recipe for a homemade pie crust, whichever you prefer)
1 stick of unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 to 8 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored and sliced longways)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to make a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

Place the bottom pie crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter mixture over the crust. Pour slowly and make sure to coat the entire top crust cover with the mixture so that when it bakes it will create a nice crispy crust.

Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

If anyone actually uses this recipe let us know what you think of it πŸ™‚