My family was kind of upset that I didn’t make an apple pie for Thanksgiving, so I felt very obligated to make one for Christmas. What would they do without me.
I made an apple pie for the first time a few years ago for Thanksgiving and I was amazed by how easy it is to make pie. This was also one of the first baking projects I ever did, and I quickly realized that making baked desserts from scratch opens your eyes to how unhealthy they are. So much butter and sugar! Whatever–I’m going to keep baking anyway.
Now I admit, I haven’t tried making the pie crust from scratch yet because it’s just way too easy to buy it, but I will eventually give it a try. I usually use the Pillsbury one or the Ralph’s brand one, but this year my aunt bought the one from Trader Joe’s. I don’t know if I didn’t let it thaw enough or what, but this crust did not like me because it kept falling apart as I was arranging the lattice work. So I personally recommend Pillsbury or the Ralph’s brand, but I’m still willing to give Trader Joe’s another chance.
I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does! You can also try adding the apples directly into the sugar and butter mixture and cooking them down then using it as a filling for a cobbler or crumble or even on top of pancakes 🙂