Apple cider, tarts and hot apple pie are perennial treats in our New Hampshire kitchen. With Thanksgiving upon us, I thought I would share this classic family apple pie recipe with you. Living in New England I have access to some of the most tasteful apples, plucked fresh from the trees.
Making this apple pie even more delicious is a touch of Crown Royal blended Canadian whisky. The Crown Royal adds a flavor dynamic that is out of this world. If you want to give the pie an extra kick try using Crown Royal Maple. Nothing says New England like the taste of apples and maple.
6 apples – peeled, cored and sliced
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of allspice
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of Crown Royal
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
2 prepared 8 inch pastry shells
In a large bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, honey, Crown Royal, and flour. Stir well and pour mixture over apples. Toss apples until thoroughly coated. Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the apple and spices tossing gently.
Put the apples into pastry-lined pie pan then add the top crust. Pinch it around the edges to make sure you have a tight seal. Scramble your egg and use it to give the top crust a nice egg wash. This will give your crust that beautiful shiny glow when it comes out of the oven.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until crust is golden brown.