America The Land of Apple Pie

It is said that decades ago when journalists asked soldiers in World War II, why they were fighting, the common slogan used by all was “For Mom and Apple Pie”, which then gave rise to the well-known phrase still used today “ As American as Motherhood and Apple Pie”

Apple Pie is the most classic of all desserts in America and while many think it humble, it is far from basic. Get to know all the ins and outs and you too can make the perfect apple pie, one soldier would be proud to battle for.

Apple Pie

Apple pie is greater than a heart-warming dessert that smells delicious and perfectly goes with a large scoop of ice cream, it’s traditional and it everyone in the US fondly remembers freshly baked apple pie. With several variations and twist to the traditional apple pie recipe, they all have one thing in common and that is that they all simply delicious. To make things easier pies can be baked by using the ready-made pie crusts refrigerated from Pillsbury or made from scratch.

Perfect Apple Pie Made With Refrigerated Pie Dough

You will need:

A large mixing bowl
The 9-inch glass pie plate

Apple Pie Ingredients

• One box Pillsbury pie crusts (refrigerated)
• ¾ of a cup of sugar
• ¾ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
• 6 cups of apples that have been thinly sliced and peeled
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

How to Bake American Apple Pie

First of all get the oven going as you will need a pre-heated oven of 425F before you can place the pie crust into an ungreased glass plate followed by pressing it firmly down on the bottom and sides.
In the larger bowl gently mix all the ingredients and spoon into the plate lined by the curst, once the ingredients are spooned into the crust, top with the second crust. The access crust can be cut off and the edges pressed together to seal.

Apple pie needs 40 to 45 minutes of baking and it is best to cover the edge of the crust with foil to prevent too much browning. Once the Apple pie is out of the oven it requires it a cooling down period of minimum two hours. To ensure cooling it is best to place the glass plate on a cooling rack and only when it is completely cool to the touch it is ready to be served.

Apple pie stays fresh for up to two days if it is wrapped in aluminium or plastic wrap once it is completely cooled down. Storage should take place at room temperature and the just baked freshness can be enjoyed for two days with ice-cream. (for best results heat up one slice at a time in the microwave but only for a few seconds just before serving it to your guest)