Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Gooey Apple Pie

This is it. This is the gooey apple pie recipe I have been searching for. I love those gooey apple pies you get in retro diners where the waitresses wear aprons and call everyone "Darlin" or "Sugar". I've tried many times, in vain, to recreate that gooeyness in my homemade pies. Finally, with this recipe, I had success. I even added some conrstarch to the original recipe to ensure maximum gooeyness. Unfortunately, I took these pictures the day after I made the pie, so they don't adequately convey the consistency of the pie filling. You will just have to make it for yourself to see how good it is.

Gooey Apple Pie

1 recipe for pastry for a 9-in double crust pie I used this pastry recipe)
1/2 cup butter
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
6-7 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice

Preheat the oven to 350*F. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the flour to form a paste. Add a little bit of the sugars and spices and bring to the boil. Reduce the temperature and let simmer. Gradually add the water, as needed, to prevent the syrup from drying out.

Place the bottom crust in your pie dish and brush with egg whites. Mix 3/4 of the syrup with the apples and then fill the crust with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with pastry and brush with the remaining syrup.

Bake 55-60mins, until the apples are soft. If the apples are not soft, lower the temperature to 250*F, place the pie on the bottom rack and bake for an additional 20mins. (You may need to cover the top of the pie in foil to prevent it browning too much).

Let cool completely before serving.

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes


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Kent Barbour said...

Hmmm, I don't quite understand something you wrote there.

It says "Add a little bit of the sugars and spices and bring to the boil".

So . . . how much is a "little bit",
and after you've added a little bit of the sugars and spices, what happens to the rest of them ?
I don't see that they're added later - or did I miss something.