Thursday, November 19, 2015

40... oh my!

Yesterday, Dan turned 40.  Seriously, where have the years gone?  When I first met Dan, he was only 24.  
 This sweet man of mine was not looking forward to the big 40.  But he's decided, it's not that bad.  ;) 

Every year, he wants the same thing for his birthday.  Chicken fried steak and apple pie.  

I don't bake very often.  I just don't enjoy it.  But once a year, I know I'm gonna get out my baking supplies and bake his beloved apple pie.  

 In case you are wanting the best apple pie you've ever had... here you go.

For one pie, I usually use around 6 large apples.  I prefer golden delicious. 
 You'll need to slice them up and put them aside in a bowl. 

 You'll need to mix 1/4 cup flour with 3/4 cup sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  After you mix that together, you'll pour it over your apples and stir it well, so all of your apples are covered.  Then set that back off to the side while you make your dough.

For your dough, you'll mix 2/3 cup crisco with 2/3 cup sugar.  Then you'll blend in 2 cups of flour.  Once that is mixed well, you'll slowly add in about 1/2 cup of water.  I can tell it's done, when it starts to pull together.  

I put it in a ball and then divide it in half.  The first half is for the bottom of the pie and the second is for the top.

Go ahead and roll your dough out.

Before transferring it, into the pie pan, I fold it in half for easier transferring.

 You'll go ahead and add the apples, and then roll out your top crust and lay it over.  Instead of tearing the crust off the sides, my family likes to take the extra that's left hanging over and roll it under, leaving you with a nice big thick crust.

Next put it in the over on 400 for 10 minutes.  Then turn the oven down to 350 and bake until the pie turns a nice golden color.
I'm not a baker or a food blogger, so I hope I explained it well enough for you all.
If I missed something or if you have any questions, be sure and ask and I'll see if I can help.

Here's to good apple pie and birthdays and my sweet man!



  1. Happy Birthday Dan!! Your pie looks amazing!!!

  2. Happy birthday to your sweetie! And apple pie is a great choice for a birthday dessert. Yours looks amazing.
    Have a great weekend girl!

  3. Wow! Your pie! I'm so afraid to do crusts :-p Happy belated birthday to your hubby!