This is the apple pie that made me forget about the car falling apart…at least for a few minutes. The crust is made from scratch, and the apple filling didn’t come from a can. Yes, I peeled and sliced eight apples and mixed them with a little sugar, butter, and a smidge of flour. Move over Martha Stewart!
Actually, the recipe came from Lucinda Scala Quinn, who is Martha Stewart’s Executive Food Director, so I guess Martha can’t move over too much. I first saw this recipe in Scala Quinn’s cookbook Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys. I’m not kidding when I say that every recipe I tried from this book my men loved. So while it’s good to look the recipes up on the website, it’s even better to own the book. Your men will thank you for it. And you’ll thank yourself, too.
If, like me, you have big bills this month and can’t buy cookbooks right now, you can access the Mad Hungry blog here:mad hungry blog
And, if you don’t already have it bookmarked, you can also find the Old Fashioned Apple Pie recipe here:Martha Stewart' Site/Apple Pie Recipe
Scala Quinn recommends using four tart and four sweet apples for the filling. I prefer all sweet, because I’m a bit of a sugar addict. (Which explains why I have so many cavities, but unfortunately does not correlate to my disposition.)
If you have a better apple pie recipe (no canned filling or storebought crusts allowed) let me know. I'd love to make it and eat it and photograph it. Not in that order, though.