Last week, the boys and I decided to do a small unit study on Johnny Appleseed. We read books, made our own apple tree crafts, tasted different types of apples, and even celebrated Johnny’s birthday by making an apple pie. Interestingly enough, I also found out that the boys sing the Johnny Appleseed blessing song before their snack at school – so now we’ve been singing it before all of our meals. And if you haven’t heard the song before, you MUST look it up, it’s crazy adorable.
After sharing some of our unit study on the Amber Lately Facebook page, I received a handful of comments asking to sharing our apple pie recipe. So here it is!
Easy Apple Pie
3/4 Cup of Coconut Sugar (regular brown sugar will work fine as well, I just had coconut sugar on hand)
1/4 Cup of Flour
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg (Yes, I said dash)
6 Medium Granny Smith Apples, Peeled and Thinly Sliced (You’re going to want thin apple slices so they cook all the way through and don’t remain hard.)
3 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter, Cubed
2 Unbaked Pie Crusts
1 // Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2 // In a medium sized bowl, mix together the coconut sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then set aside.
3 // Once you have peeled and thinly sliced your apples, I would separate them into two bowls so that your dry mixture will evenly coat the apples. Apply your dry mixture to your apples and stir, making sure all of the apples are coated.
4 // In a 9-inch pie dish, press one of the pie crusts into the dish, then top with apple mixture.
5 // Squeeze half of a lemon over the pie mixture, and top with the cubed butter.
6 // Place the second pie crust on top of the apple mixture, and press down on the edges to seal the pie. I, personally, like to cut mine into a lattice shape, but that’s completely optional.
7 // Whisk egg, then brush over the top of your pie crust.
8 // Bake pie for 50 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
This is a crazy simple recipe, and is absolute heaven served with vanilla ice cream. I definitely won’t be surprised if it becomes a regular fall time dessert in our house.
What are some of your favorite desserts to make when the cooler weather hits? Leave your favorites in the comments below, because I would love to give them a try. And don’t forget to check out my family’s old fashioned sugar cookie recipe! It’s a fan favorite. 🙂
*This recipe was adapted from the Paula Deen Apple Pie recipe.