Review: Jim Beam Apple Gives Autumn a Delicious Kick

Living in New England everything this time of year is about apples. They are at the peak of their ripeness and can be found at roadside stands across the region. We feast this time of year on apple stuffed muffins, pancakes, and scones. Most often these treats are washed down with a generous glass of apple cider.  Thanks to our friends at Jim Beam we now have a great new way to compliment these autumn treats.

With so many varieties and types of apples to choose from seems to have dialed into one of my favorites with this bourbon, Jim Beam Apple has a fresh green apple taste and aroma. This lends Jim Beam Apple to so many cooking applications and cocktail recipes.

Imaging yourself tailgating this fall in the chilly parking lot of a NFL stadium. Now imagine yourself with a hot mug of English Breakfast tea complimented with a bit of Jim Beam Apple and a cinnamon stick. I would guess the second image might bring a smile to your face. There are so many ways to enjoy this bourbon, neat, on the rocks with a splash of Ginger Ale or my new favorite mixed with some fresh New England cider.

If you are looking to cook with Jim Beam Apple I would suggest giving this apple pie recipe a try. This is a delicious old family recipe that has never failed us. Making this apple pie even more delicious is a touch of Jim Beam Apple.  The Jim Beam Apple adds a flavor dynamic that is out of this world. Adding a splash of Jim Beam Apple to your other apple stuffed treats will also work.

Jim Beam Apple Pie

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 Jim Beam Apple
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 egg
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.