Rustic Apple Pie

The best part of Autumn is it's finally cool enough to turn on the oven and bake! A while ago I found a post about things to do with apples... while this wasn't one of those it did make me want an apple pie. So last night after dinner I whipped this up:

It made the whole house warm, toasty and smelling like apples and cinnamon (even this morning when I woke up I could smell it in the house). So delicious and simple to make. 

I used Golden Delicious apples because they were on sale. Haha.

I leave the peels on for the added vitamins.

The browned butter/sugar mixture really added the special something.

Because I used a softer apple it only took about 10-15 minutes to soften them down.
Wrap it up in a pie crust and you're ready to pop it in the oven.

It just screams for vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Here's the recipe:

2 TB unsalted butter
1/4 C packed brown sugar
2 TB granulated white sugar
4 1/2 cups sliced apple
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and white sugar; cook 2 minutes or until sugars dissolve. Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss in apple slices. Cover and reduce heat, cook 10-20 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. 

2. Preheat oven to 400 while apples cool. Set oven rack to lower third portion of the oven. 

3. Place rolled out dough in a pie pan (don't press down). Spoon apple mixture inside and fold over the edges of the dough to the center (dough should only partially cover the apple mixture). Bake the tart at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. 

Serve warm or at room temperature. 


  1. Oh my! I want some of this right now! It looks so picture perfect! I wanted to reply to you, but did you know that you are a no-reply blogger?
    Also, I'm on my 3rd try at your captch thing here and you may get a lot more interaction with your fellow bloggers if you remove it. Google does an excellent job at filtering spam.

  2. This looks yummy! Returning the favor and checking out your blog. I'm your newest follower!
    ~Erin Kaminski from Kaminski's Creations


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