I’m not even going to try to hide the fact that these photos were shot back in November for a special Thanksgiving post. Welp, fast forward to January and these photos just re-appeared in my life. It’s a real problem y’all, photos disappear! I decided to go ahead and share them with you because, let’s be honest, there’s never a bad time for some apple pie… especially when it’s the best damn apple pie you will ever have. 😉
- 6-8 apples
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 Egg (beaten)
- One can cinnamon rolls
- One pack ready-made piecrust
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a rolling pin, sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and roll out cinnamon rolls to about ¼ in thick then press into greased pie pan. Be sure to press up the sides of the pan to ensure crust covers entire thing.
- Brush with an egg wash to help seal crust and set aside.
- Core, peel and slice apples thin. Place in large bowl toss with brown sugar, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside a few minutes to let natural juices of apples and dry ingredients combine.
- Pour your apples into a pie pan.
- Using the piecrust, sprinkle a little flour and unroll crust and slice into strips or pull out your favorite cookie cutter and have fun creating your beautiful top of this yummy apple pie. (We chose to do a little of both Lattice top with the strips and fall leaves courtesy of my mini cookie cutters to finish out the edges.)
- Brush top crust with remaining egg wash.
- Place in oven. I like to put a cookie sheet under my pan just in case the juices overflow and bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 with a tent of foil.
- Remove foil for additional 10 minutes or until top crust is nicely golden brown.
- Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
The thing that sets this pie apart is its crust. Screw using traditional pie crust. For the best damn apple pie you’ve ever tasted, use a roll of store bought cinnamon rolls. Trust me, it will blow your mind!
Another little tip, I like to mix up the types of apples in my pie and use half granny Smith and half Gala or pink lady. Yum!
Look at all of that delicious juice just waiting for you to mix with some vanilla ice cream and go to town! Alright, now that my mouth is watering just writing this I’m going to go grab a slice of my own!