I want to wish all of the fantastic moms out there an extraordinary Mother’s day! Being a mother is the hardest but most rewarding job that there is. And yes there may be crying, whining, tantrums and endless messes. But the perks of sticky kisses, warm hugs, and unconditional love are priceless. Happy Mothers Day!
Now for any loved ones looking for an easy and thoughtful (DELICIOUS!) way to spoil your mother this year check out the recipe below. It’s an easy to make and stunning apple pie. No judgment zone. If you want to use store-bought pie dough then, by all means, do it. I’m sure mom will be happy either way. Whats your go-to mothers day dessert to serve? Share in the comments below.
Have a blessed weekend!
Easy Apple Pie
3 pounds apples, cored, peeled, and sliced. (Granny Smith apples)
Two tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces and chilled.
One tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
One teaspoon cane sugar, for sprinkling over top of the crust.
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch kosher salt (About one teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Pie Crust (You can make your own or buy store-bought)
Egg wash (1 egg and 1 tablespoon water lightly beaten)
Flour for dusting.
Heart shaped cookie cutters (different sizes)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly dust a clean area with flour. Roll out half pie dough for the topping. Use cookie cutters to make cutouts of the dough and set on a parchment lined pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
In large bowl combine apples with lemon juice, sugar, flour, and spices.
Add the other half of your pie crust to a prepared pie pan and gently press into place.
Pour in your apple mixture. (Don’t pile it too high! Leave room for the crust.) And top with butter pieces. (make sure your butter is cold and cut into small pieces.)
Remove crust cutouts from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
Top apple mixture with dough cutouts by scattering them over the top.
Brush with egg wash before sprinkling with a teaspoon of sugar.
Place pie on a large baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 60 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
Allow to cool and serve! (Hopefully with ice cream!)