Apples are getting ready to start falling off the trees, and now is the perfect time to make up an organic apple pie! This is by far one of my favorite things to make. The kids love helping out, too! The lattice work on an apple pie is so simple to do, yet people will be so impressed by the beautiful apple creation!
If you’re not in the mood to make up some apple pies now, be sure you’re stocking up and taking advantage of apples being in season! You can freeze the apples for baking up some scrumptious pies during the upcoming Fall and Winter months.
One of my favorite things about baking up goodies in the kitchen is that I can get the kids involved. They love helping me make pie crusts! I whip up some whole wheat pie crust mixture, get the kids to wash their hands (of course!), and we go to town making up some pies in the kitchen.
How do we make an organic apple pie? We just use all organic ingredients when we make ours. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 double, organic, whole wheat pie crust (for lattice work)
- 1/2 cup organic butter
- 3 TB organic flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup organic sugar
- 1/2 cup organic sucanat (or brown sugar)
- 8-10 organic apples peeled, cored and sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour until it forms a paste.
- Stir in your water and sugars, then bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes.
- Place bottom pie crust piece in the bottom of your pie plate.
- Add apples to the pie crust, and fill until the apples mound up.
- Cover with lattice work and trim all the excess off the ends (you can use a fork to make a nice edge).
- Slowly pour sugary mixture evenly into the pie.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce oven temp to 350 degrees.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
- Allow to cool and serve with some homemade organic ice cream or milk if you have it. 🙂
The lattice work is probably the trickiest part about making your own organic apple pie from scratch. When you roll out the pie dough for the top, use a knife to cut long strips. Then place 5 strips length-wise across the pie. Next, one-by-one add strips in the other direction going over and under the other strips. Over-under-over-under. Then you end up with this beauty:
A lot of people love making these pies during the holidays, but give me an apple pie any day of the week! And we especially love doing these apple pies when Fall hits and those apples are just falling off the trees ready to be harvested! What do you like to make with apples? Do you have a favorite apple pie recipe that you use? I’d love to hear about it!
Oh and you can check out more apple recipes here.