This batch of pies (8 all together!) is for an annual family wild game feed that is taking place tonight. ( I plan to take lots of photos and gather lots of recipes, then blog about it early next week.) I decided to stick to a couple of classics, fall in flavor, and good compliments to wild game-old fashioned apple and chocolate bourbon pecan.
just picked apples from my neighbor's tree (thanks Andrea!)........ready for peeling!
When I make fruit pies, I never measure anything......my recipe would go something like this: fill it with fruit, add some sugar (how tart is the fruit?), some kind of thickener, dot it with butter and some spices. I realize that this would not make it into any self-respecting recipe book, so for you I am going to refer to a classic apple pie recipe.
1 double pie crust
6 c apples
1 c sugar
1/4 c flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/8 t salt
-peel, core and cut apples into chunks
-mix with sugar and flour and salt
-spoon into one half of prepared crust
-dot with butter and sprinkle spices on top
-top with second crust
-bake at 375 for about 45 min or until brown and bubbly
Of course, always feel free to adapt to your own tastes. You can add more sugar if you like it sweeter or the apples are particularly tart, or you can change up the spices a bit.
apple pies in the oven.