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Apples make great  healthy fruit to bake with

Apples make great healthy fruit to bake with

Nothing says fall to us like homemade apple pie. We all love it and given that it can be made to be reasonably healthy, it can make for a great dessert option for all of those holiday parties that you will undoubtedly be attending over the months to come. The best thing is that it can be really quite easy to bake as well, and if you get some really good quality apples, well…. get ready to have your mind blown!

So this weekend, the Heroic Health & Well-Being team is hitting the north end of Oakville (almost into Milton) and going apple picking with some friends and their little girl. That’s the plan for Saturday morning, and then Sunday afternoon we are getting together again to bake pie! A friend of mine donated her recipe for apple pie and so, armed with our apples and ready to bake, we venture out into the world of fall baking… everything from fall fruit crumbles to pies to apple crisp, we want it all!

There ain't nothing quite like it...

There ain’t nothing quite like it…

Enjoy this recipe! It’s really fun to bake it as a team, so gather your family and friends and grab some apples! It’s time for some good ol’ fashioned home-baked apple pie.

 

Aimee’s Amazing Apple Pie:

For the pie crust (makes enough crust for 3 pies):

  • 5½ cups of flour
  • 1 lb. of lard
  • 1 tbsp. of vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • Water

For the pie filling (makes enough filling for 1-2 pies):

  • 6 peeled and thinly sliced apples *Granny Smith or Macintosh apples*
  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • 2 tbsp. of flour
  • ¾ tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1/8 of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice
  1. Mix flour and cut in lard until coarse crumbs form
  2. Combine egg, vinegar and water to make 1 cup of liquid
  3. Stir into flour mixture until evenly mixed. Cover pie tin with even layer to your desired thickness. Bake according recipe or 350 degrees for 15 minutes with precooked crust recipe
  4. To make the filling: in a large bowl mix all ingredients. Pour over crust and cover with another layer of crust. Be sure to cut steam holes
  5. Cover with foil to prevent excessive browning
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil for the last 15 minutes
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