Happy Thanksgiving – Bakealong Challenge #4 – Apple Pie

Happy Thanksgiving Ya’ll! It’s the day that almost all Americans eat pie which makes it the perfect day for November’s bakealong challenge of apple pie.

I personally dislike almost all pie with my favorite being cheesecake which is not really a pie. However, my family loves it so I always make several various pies for the holidays.

This is the recipe for the challenge if you want to try it out: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/apple-pie-recipe

It calls for a 9″ pie plate, but I hate those thin pies so I used one of my deep dish 10″ stoneware plates. I carry several different colors in my business for purchase so that my customers can get one and then order pies inside of it that are bigger than the pies I can do in the disposable pans, but for the same price! This is amazing for the pie connoisseurs.

I made up the crust dough and put it in the fridge and then started peeling the 4lbs of apples I needed (I added an extra amount of apples to make up for the larger sized pan I used)

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Then I cored and sliced the apples into nice bites and put the lemon juice on it to keep them from browning…

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I then needed to mix up the spices and such. Hmm…what to use? LIMU shaker bottle to the rescue!

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Then we sprinkle it on the apples and mix around till they look all lovely like this…

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I rolled out the larger half of the dough and got it into the plate

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Dump in the apples! They bake down dramatically so you want to dome it in the middle…

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Dot with butter

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I also decided to try a lattice crust because I never have before. It was way easier than I thought it would be! I love these dishes because the fluting make them looks so nice and sophisticated….

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Into the uber hot oven till hot and bubbly!

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And there we have it beautiful apple pie. I also made a pumpkin pie starting from a pumpkin, but that will be a post for a later time, mainly because I totally did not take any pics of the process. For orders I made pumpkin, cherry, and pecan pies so I also made a baby pecan pie for us since I had extra filling and then chocolate crinkle cookies because they are my sister’s favorite and I aim to please. What did you make for Thanksgiving? As always I am so curious about other peoples’ traditions and favorites.

Hope you had a wonderful day and remember all your blessings small or large.

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