When I was in high school my algebra teacher allowed our class to have a food day on Pi Day – You know the whole 3.14…etc. etc. etc. business. Well I, being the avid baker as I’ve always been, thought it would only be appropriate to bring PIE! I mean, of course. And, as all of America knows, apple pie has always been a standard favorite. [See chart below – And, thank you Martha Stewart!]
I thought I’d bring back that same pie I made some years ago. Grandma Opal’s famous apple pie. Though I don’t know Grandma Opal personally, I do know that her pie recipe is quite divine. And quite easy, if I might add. I hope you’ll make yourself some pie today; Happy Pi Day!
Easy as Pi, Apple Pie
- 1 recipe for a 9in double pie crust
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 C. Dark brown sugar
- 1/2 C. Coconut sugar
- 1/4 C. Water
- 6 Medium sized Granny Smith Apples – Sliced + peeled
- Prepare your pie crust + let chill. I used this recipe.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place crust in bottom of pie plate; fill with apples.
- Melt butter in small saucepan. Whisk in flour. Add sugars and water. Simmer 5 minutes.
- Pour butter + sugar mixture over apples.
- Top apples with remaining pie crust in whichever style you like. I like lattice on apple pies.
- Bake pie at 425 for 15 minutes. Lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake another 40 minutes.